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ICOHT 2014 will Collaboratively Organized by Master of Tourism Economics and Hotel Management, University of Colombo, Management and Science University and TIIKM.

Conference Program
Virtual Presentations
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ICOHT 2014 Conference Overview

Tourism is not only a global industry, but also a powerful movement that has influenced the human kind in an unprecedented manner since mid-twentieth century. With its ever-increasing global popularity and rapid growth comes a series of increasingly complex challenges. Identifying, understanding and reacting promptly to tourism trends is essential for all stakeholders involved in hospitality and tourism. It is vital that industry leaders and researchers work together in seeking practical and innovative solutions for challenges in hospitality and tourism. Therefore, papers written jointly by industry leaders and academics are preferred for this conference.

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Supporting Journals

Types of Presentations
  • In-Person Presentations
  • Virtual Presentation
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ICOHT 2014 Awards
  • Best paper Award
  • Best Presentation Awards
  • Best student award l
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Organized by

The International Institute of Knowledge Management ,
#288/1/1, Old kottawa road,
Embuldeniya, Nugegoda,
Sri Lanka.

Tel: +94 113 098 521

Hotline: +94 715 589 870


Keynote Speakers

Ms. Zoritsa Urosevic Head, International Relations and Resource Mobilisation, World Tourism Organisation.

Dr. David Ermen Manager for hotel & tourism projects – Lodging & Tourism Clients Group, PwC Switzerland. Lecturer in Service Management.

"Hotels' responses to online reviews"

Prof. UEK dr hab. Jadwiga Berbeka. PhD, Department of Tourism,Faculty of Management, Cracow University of Economics, Poland.

Dr. D.A.C Suranga Silva Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Former Director General at Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM)

Ms. Catalina Etcheverry is a Consultant for the Tourism and Environment Programme at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

"Sustainable Tourism: Integrating Sustainability in Tourism Policies & Operations"

Mr. Hiran Cooray Chairman – Jetwing group.

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Parallel Session by SWITCH-Asia

Theme : "Sustainable tourism – lessons learned from the SWITCH-Asia Programme"

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Conference Tracks
Sustainable development
Tourism policy, planning and governance
Culture and heritage tourism
Community engagement
Destination marketing
Shortage of quality hospitality employees
Information communication technology
Chief Guest

Hon. Basil Rajapaksa Minister of Economic Development, Sri Lanka.

Guests of Honor

Hon. Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena Minister of Investment Promotion, Sri Lanka.

Mr. Bhashwara Gunarathna Chairman ,Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau.

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Conference Co-Chairs
Prof. Sarath Kotagama
Vice President of Ecotourism Society of Sri Lanka, Head of the Environmental Science Department: University of Colombo.

Dr. Chandi Jayawardena DPhil, MSc, CHE, FIH Principal – Chandi J. Associates Inc. Consulting, Canada

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Scientific Committee Chair
Dr. D.A.C Suranga Silva
Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Former Director General at Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM)

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Highlight of the Conference
  • More than 100 presentations
  • Key note sessions with leading characters in the field of Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Networking opportunities with expertise
  • Cultural event and post conference tour to explore the beauty and local traditions of Sri Lanka
  • Special rates for Asian and African participants
  • Special attention to young and innovative researchers to uplift their career
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