Call for papers

“Tourism & Hospitality Around the World:
Industry-academia Collaborations, Innovations and the Future.”

You are invited to send your research paper to 5th International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Management (ICOHT 2017). Topics of interest for submission include the 75 listed below, within 12 sub themes and 2 key streams, but are not limited to:

Stream A. Industry-academia collaborative best practice case studies

Global region 1. Asia
  • Australia & the Pacific
  • The Far East
  • South Asia
  • Rest of Asia
Global region 2. Europe
  • European Union
  • Scandinavia
  • The Mediterranean
  • Rest of Europe
Global region 3. Africa & the Middle East
  • Africa
  • The Middle East
Global region 4. Americas
  • North America
  • South America
  • The Caribbean

Stream B. Technical sessions

Current trends / issues of Tourism
  • Information communication technologies
  • Tourism data collection
  • Tourism forecasting
  • Dealing with OTAs and on-line reservation systems
  • Managing social media
  • Impact of terrorism on tourism
  • Crisis management
Human resource management
  • Making career opportunities in the hospitality industry attractive
  • Improving service quality through effective recruitment and training strategies
  • Improving language skills of hospitality employees to enhance customer service
  • Empowerment to improve team spirit and motivation
  • Career development
  • Management development
  • Youth in tourism
  • Female employees in tourism
Tourism marketing
  • Marketing research
  • Market segmentation
  • Tourist / consumer behavior
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Marketing planning
  • Advertising
  • Sales promotions
  • Hospitality sales
  • Tourism e-marketing
  • Green marketing
  • Strategies to increase repeat tourist arrivals
  • Managing tourist destination networks through public relations
  • Measuring customer satisfaction in the context of on-line reviews
  • Destination branding through the internet
  • Dealing with bad publicity
Special events
  • Festivals
  • Entertainment
  • Special event planning
Operations management
  • MICE industry
  • Airlines and airports
  • Cruise industry
  • Tour operations and travel agencies
  • Tourist guiding and tourist shops
  • Travel services
Hospitality management
  • Quality assurance in food & beverage operations
  • Quality assurance in hotel rooms division operations
  • Guest security and safety
  • Measuring hotel and restaurant profitability
  • Hotel systems and procedures through franchising and management contracts
  • Hotel and resort development
  • Hotel operators, franchisors and management corporations
  • Hotel and resort project planning
  • Revenue management
  • Yield management
  • Menu engineering
  • Resort operations
Tourism planning & development
  • Sustainable tourism triple bottom-lines – economic, environmental and social
  • New destination planning
  • Tourism master plans
  • Thematic architecture for tourism destinations
  • Added-value creations for tourism
  • Infusing local culture and spirituality in tourism offerings
  • Secondary accommodation project planning
  • Enhancing the quality of life of communities through tourism
  • Mass tourism development
  • Visitor attraction development
Special interest tourism
  • Special interest tourism development
  • Eco tourism
  • Community based tourism
  • Agritourism
  • Adventure tourism
  • Heritage tourism
  • Cultural tourism
  • Culinary tourism
  • Wine tourism
  • Cruise tourism
  • Theme park tourism
  • Backpacker tourism
  • Working holiday tourism
  • Dark tourism

Environmental Implications

  • Conflict with Conservation
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Visitation issues and Solutions
  • Perception of Faunal Exhibitors