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Welcome to ICOHT 2014, Sri Lanka

Welcome to the official web site of the "2nd International Conference on Hospitality & Tourism Management, Colombo (ICOHT 2014)" organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM). This Conference is to be held at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 07th and 08th October 2014. Read more
Abstract Submission Deadline:
30th June 2014
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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 on 1-to 1 basis
  • Cultural event and post conference tour to explore the beauty and feel the local traditions in Sri Lanka
  • Special rates for Asian and African participants
  • Special attention to young and innovative researchers to uplift their career
Social Event

Hosted by

The International Institute of Knowledge Management ,
#423 1/D, Highlevel Road,
Moraketiya, Pannipitiya,
Sri Lanka.

Tel: +94 112 848 654

Hotline: +94 715 589 870

email: isanka@tiikm.com

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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Conference Tracks
Sustainable development
  • Infrastructure for tourism
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Conference facilities
  • Casinos and gaming facilities
  • Visitor attractions
  • Medical tourism
  • Dark tourism
  • Agro tourism
  • Eco tourism
  • Indigenous tourism
  • Environmentally-friendly operations
Tourism policy, planning and governance
  • Master plan development
  • Tourism forecasting
  • Attracting investment
  • Strategic partnerships and alliances
  • Minimization of foreign exchange leakage
  • Tourism performance analysis
  • Natural disasters and climate changes
  • Crisis management
  • Quality assurance
Culture and heritage tourism
  • Heritage tourism
  • Culinary tourism
  • Sports tourism
  • Special event tourism
  • Community based events
Community engagement
  • Community tourism
  • Gaining support from rural communities
  • Empowering local communities
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Domestic tourism
Destination marketing
  • Positioning strategies
  • Unique brand images
  • International media relations
  • Creative tourism packaging
  • Regional / bi-national tourism marketing
  • Market segmentation
  • Market distribution channels
  • Repeat visitation and destination loyalty
  • Tourism e-marketing
Shortage of quality hospitality employees
  • “Applied” education
  • Program pathways
  • Structured internships
  • Industry led certifications
  • Practical training need assessment
  • Training and development
  • Attracting and retaining quality employees
Information communication technology
  • Social media
  • Digital media
  • Data collection
  • Online travel agents
  • On-line public reviews and ratings
  • Customer relationship management
Conference Co-Chair
Dr. Chandi Jayawardena DPhil, MSc, CHE, FIH Principal – Chandi J. Associates Inc. Consulting, Canada

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Types of Presentations
  • In-Person Presentations
  • Virtual Presentation
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ICOHT 2014 Awards Awards
  • Best paper Award
  • Best Presentation Awards
  • Best student award l
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Official strategic partners

www.switch-asia.eu/

Presentation Sharing Partner

Official Creative Partner

Official press partner

www.ceylontoday.lk/

Official airline partner

www.srilankan.com