Welcome to the website of the (ICOHT 2015) 3rd Annual International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Management. The Conference will be held during 05 – 06 November 2015 in Sri Lanka under the theme of “Strategic alignment in tourism: Planning, developing, marketing, managing & monitoring”

For sustainable development and effective management of all related aspects of hospitality and tourism, it is essential to learn from the best practices around the world and be innovative in finding practical solutions to ever-evolving challenges. Innovative approaches should be taken to strategically align with the visions and expectations of key tourism and hospitality industry stakeholders in planning, developing, marketing, managing, monitoring and controlling. As we advocate that industry leaders and researchers should collaborate in seeking practical and innovative solutions for the challenges in hospitality and tourism, papers jointly written by industry leaders and academics are sought for this conference.

The International Conferences on Hospitality and Tourism Management in 2013 and 2014 were well attended and hugely successful. This annual event attended by presenters from over 30 countries, is a premier international forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of hospitality and tourism management. The conference will bring together tourism and hospitality industry leaders, educators, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world. Both ground-breaking research papers and evidence-based case studies are welcome. In addition to being published in the conference proceedings e-book, the outstanding conference papers will have the opportunity in being chosen for publishing in reputed peer-reviewed academic journals. Topics of interest for submission include the following 72 listed within nine sub themes, but are not limited to:

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ICOHT 2015 Exhibition

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Publication Opportunities

ICOTH 2015

Special issue in :

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes
ISSN: 1755-4217

High quality papers on “Innovation in Global Tourism”, selected and presented at the International Conferences on Hospitality & Tourism Management (ICOHT 2015 & 2016) will be considered for publication in a relevant theme issue of the Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes journal (ISSN 1755-4217) published by Emerald Publishing Ltd, UK.

ICOTH 2015

International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management (IJABIM)
ISSN: 1947-9638 EISSN: 1947-9646

An Official Publication of the Information Resources Management Association

ICOTH 2015

International Journal of Tourism Policy
ISSN: 1750-4104
Editors in Chief: Prof. George Agiomirgianakis, Prof. Konstantinos Andriotis

ICOTH 2015

International Journal of Marketing and Social Policy
ISSN: 2362-1044

Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Paul Sergius Koku
Information: Journal information | Editorial Team | Author Guidelines

All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference abstract book with ISBN. After the conference, all accepted full papers will be published electronically with ISSN (ISSN 2345-962x) in proceedings with the DOI number.

We will submit the proceedings to be indexed in the Thomson Reuters, SCOPUS, Mendeley, Google scholar, CiteULike and Cross ref for possible Indexing.

Selected papers may be considered for publication in the supporting journals.

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Keynote Speakers

Prof.Sarath Kotagama

Prof. Sarath Kotagama
Professor of Environmental Science,
Department of Zoology,
University of Colombo,
Sri Lanka.

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ICOHT 2015 Conference Chair

Dr. Chandi Jayawardena DPhil,MSc,CHE,FIH,FCHSGA.
President-Chandi J.Associates Inc.Consulting,Canada Director-Intelligent Hotels,UK.

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ICOHT 2015 Keynote

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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ICOHT 2015 KeynoteProf.Konstantinos Andriotis

Professor, of Tourism at Middlesex and in the past he was Associate Professor and Head of the Hotel and Tourism Management Department, Faculty of Management and Economics at the Cyprus University of Technology.

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ICOHT 2015 Keynote

Dr. Roland Silva
Dr. Silva has actively encouraged a greater involvement on the part of ICOMOS in Asia, and established a methodology for operations at archaeological excavation sites that encourages the understanding of the local population in historical site preservation and their participation in the work. In particular, he planned the Cultural Triangle Project in Sri Lanka, the largest Asian project conducted as part of UNESCO’s campaign to protect the world’s cultural legacy. It is typical of the broad scale of his endeavors that he has been involved in everything from creating a fund for financial resources to providing guidance in the conservation work at individual sites.

Session Chair

Dr.Naleen Abeysekara

Dr. Naleen Abeysekara
Open University,
Sri Lanka.

Renowned Speakers


Dr. Galal M. H. Afifi(Sultanate of Oman)
Topic :Benchmarking the UNWTO Practical Tips for the Global Traveller: An Islamic Preview

I Nengah Laba(Indonesia)
Topic :Discourse Strategy and Lingual Representation used in Tourism Field


Joseph Muiruri Njoroge(Kenya)
Topic :Tourism adaptation to climate change in the lenses of sustainability: Sustainable-adaptation

N. Wakelin Theron(South Africa)
Topic : Graduate employability and retention within the tourism industry


Vilas G. Waikar(India)
Topic :Typology of risks in hotels

Risya Nurfitriani(Indonesia)
Topic :Utilizing big data to promote alternative tourism destination and create sustainable tourism

Arianne Q. Dacalos(Philippines)
Topic :Positioning Tagum City as a Travel Destination through the Three New Ss: A Communication Plan

Umasuthan Hamsanandini(Republic of Korea)
Topic :Service quality improvement in sri lankan hospitality industry

WGSR Wijesundara(Sri Lanka)
Topic :Street food vendors and education


Tang Thong Nhan(Vietnam)
Topic :Contributions of community based tourism to sustainable development in vietnam

Greg Elliott(Australia)
Topic :The impact of alternative risk reduction behaviours in Leisure and medical tourism

Professor Badran A Badran(Dubai)
Topic :Online Reviews of Hotels in Sri Lanka and the Maldives as Determinants of Gulf Tourists’ Hospitality Experiences

W.H.M.S.Samarathunga(Sri Lanka)
Topic :Demographic Profile of Adventure Tourists in Arugambay

Varypaiev O.M(Ukraine)
Topic :Historical development of human needs: formation the consumer society paradigm

Maliuk L.P(Ukraine)
Topic :Serviceology as an innovative science in hospitality and tourism

Sarmiadi(West Sumatera Indonesia)
Topic :The Potential of Special Interest Tourism in South Solok West Sumatra Indonesia

Karunarathne A.C.I.D.(Sri Lanka)
Topic :Introducing Gastronomic Tourism as a Protagonist in Sri Lankan Tourism Industry

MIYAMOTO, Setsuko(Japan)
Topic :Medical Interpreters’ Emotional Labour: Issues On Human Resource Development In Medical Tourism

G.H.Hensman(Sri Lanka)
Topic :Tourism development in jaffna: midnight

Cynthia Hou(Hong Kong, China)
Topic :Enabling Sustainable Revitalization For Heritage Toursim Through A Socio-Technical Perspective: A Case Study

Concurrent Conferences

Conference Main Tracks

1. Planning
3. Marketing
5. Human resource management
7. Monitoring and financial controls
9. Innovations for the future

2. Developing
4. Marketing strategies
6. Operations management
8. Strategic alignment (with the expectations of …)

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