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Tourism is one of the most popular buzz word throughout the world. Surprisingly international tourism industry hit one billion tourists level across international boundaries in 2012.Specially Europe, Asia pacific, America, Middle east and African region has been highly exposed to international tourists during the last decade. Predominantly Leisure and Holiday based tours are more visible and dominant in modern international tourism industry. In today's context most of the countries promote tourism to achieve their economic and social targets. It's better to emphasize on why tourism matters to world economy this much.9% of world GDP generated from international tourism while one out of twelve has been employed in tourism related industries. International tourism industry represents 6% of world trade. With all of these credits International tourism has been became one of the most important and vital factor in world trade, business environment as well as in international researches. Papers investigating international tourism and hospitality industry are encouraged for submission in ICOHT 2013.
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Conference themesICOHT 2013 conference is attempting to open international platform to researchers/Academics, scholars and professionals across the world to debate and discuss upon number of strategic aspects of tourism and Hospitality industry. Conference framework structured based on top and popular tourism management concepts. ICOHT 2013 will focus on all important aspects of tourism and hospitality management including Marketing, human resource management ,finance, low and Information technology.
Key areas of focus (but not limited to):
- Innovations of tourism and sustainability
- Marketing Channels ,issues and transformations
- Destination branding and promotion
- Competition, coopetition and cooperation
- Tourist experience and human interactions
- Consumer behavior in tourism
- Tourism Industry and accommodation sector
- Air lines, air ports and international aviation
- Tour operation management
- Managing tourism distribution
- Human resource management in tourism
- Strategy for tourism
- Managing finance for tourism
- The law and tourism
- Managing urban tourism
- Managing the countryside for tourism
- Managing tourism for development
- Site and visitor management at natural attractions
- The public sector and tourism policies
- Information and communication technologies for tourism
- Tourism and the environment
- International tourism and management of crisis
- Ethics in tourism management
- Managing the heritage enterprise
keynote-speakersProf. Emer. Malcolm J. M. COOPER
"Marketing Sustainability: Is this now riding on Social Media?"Professor of Tourism Management at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Beppu, Japan. He is also Chief Editor of the Asia Pacific World Journal. Before coming to APU, Professor Cooper held teaching and administrative positions at the University of Southern Queensland, the University of Adelaide, and the University of New England. He was also Project Manager for the Local Government Association of South Australia, and Director of the Australian Tourist Commission Liaison and Special Projects section. He is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia.
Prof. (Dr.) Sandeep Kulshreshtha
"Emerging trends in the global tourism "Nodal Officer and Chairman-Academics of Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (An organisation of Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India) Gwalior - 474011 (M.P.), Sr. Vice President of Indian Tourism Congress, Vice President of Commerce and Management Association of India
Prof. Pornchulee Achava-Amrung, Ed.D
"Cross-cultural Psychology Awareness in Tourism"Dean, Graduate School of Education Assumption University of Thailand. Commissioned researcher of International Institute of Educational Planning, UNESCO, Regional Institute of Higher Education Development and Asian University Network in the international arena. Editor-in-Chief in the translation of the Children Encyclopedia Britannica (28 vols.) Research on change management of government CEOs, for the National Commission on Civil Service Development. On the national level, sought after advisor for HRD, change management, strategic planning, organizational culture and knowledge management, serving both the public and private sectors.
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Conference Co-ChairProf. Sarath Kotagama Vice President of Ecotourism Society of Sri Lanka, Head of the Environmental Science Department: University of Colombo.
Prof. Dr. Ali Khatibi
Director, Management and Science University, Malaysia.
Scientific Committee ChairDr. 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),