The 10th International Conference on

Hospitality & Tourism Management 2024

Theme: "Diversification and Expansion of Tourism Products"

Immerse yourself in the realm of knowledge and collaboration at the 10th International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Management 2024 (ICOHT 2024), taking place from July 25th to 26th, 2024, in the captivating city of Colombo, Sri Lanka. ICOHT 2024 is an immersive journey into the heart of global hospitality and tourism discourse. Join us as we navigate the dynamic landscape of knowledge and discovery. Welcome to ICOHT 2024, where the world meets for the exchange of ideas and the celebration of collaborations!

Purpose of ICOHT 2024

The 10th International Conference on Tourism and Hospitality (ICOHT 2024) serves as a dynamic platform bridging academia and industry, fostering collaboration and innovation in the ever-evolving tourism and hospitality sectors. Aligned with the conference theme, “Diversification and Expansion of Tourism Products,” ICOHT 2024 seeks to explore groundbreaking strategies for diversifying tourism offerings and expanding hospitality services globally. This conference is a unique nexus where Scholars, Researchers, Tourism industry stakeholders, Hospitality professionals, Consultant and advisors and Tour guides and cultural ambassadors converge to share insights, engage in rigorous discussions, and propose solutions that address contemporary challenges and opportunities in the tourism and hospitality landscape. Through a blend of academic rigor and industry expertise, ICOHT 2024 aims to shape the future of these vital sectors, promoting sustainable practices, cultural exchange, and economic growth in the realm of tourism and hospitality. Join us in this collaborative endeavor to push the boundaries of innovation and contribute to the transformative journey of the tourism and hospitality industry.

This gathering is dedicated to advancing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an ambitious blueprint for a more prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable world.

Join us at ICOHT 2024 and be part of shaping the Dynamic Landscape of Tourism and Hospitality Experiences!

Embark on a transformative journey into the heart of Tourism and Hospitality at the prestigious 10th International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Management (ICOHT 2024). Join us from the 25th to the 26th of July 2024, for an immersive experience, either in person in the captivating city of Colombo, Sri Lanka, or virtually through our cutting-edge Hybrid Platform. As a central hub attracting the foremost educators, researchers, policymakers, and stakeholders globally, ICOHT 2024 stands as a crucible of innovative ideas and pragmatic solutions within the dynamic landscape of the Hospitality and Tourism industry.

Why Should You Attend ICOHT 2024?

Global Research Presentation Platform

Inspirational Speakers from Around the World

Endorsed Certification

International Networking Opportunities

Publication Opportunities

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Inspiring Global Speakers

Conference Co-Chair

Prof. Dr. Kashif Hussain

Academic Professor and School Headship
Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU / APIIT)

Conference Co-Chair

Prof. Dr. D.A.C Suranga Silva

Secretary General – Tourism and Hospitality Educators and Researchers Association of Asia (THERAA)
Coordinator-Sustainable Tourism Unit (UOC-STU), Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo
Lead-Trainer of Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)
Professor in Tourism Economics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Conference Co-Chair

Dr. Chandana (Chandi) Jayawardena

President – Chandi J. Associates Inc. Consulting, Canada
CEO – International Hotel School, Sri Lanka
Past President HCIMA
United Kingdom

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Dr. Jason Turner

Head of Business School
Senior Management Suite
University of Southampton

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Samer Yaghmour
Chairman Department of Travel and Tourism Management King Abdulaziz University Saudi Arabia

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Dr. Ruhet Genç

Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
Turkish-German University

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Marianna Sigala

Professor of Marketing and Director of the International Hotel School
Newcastle Business School
The University of Newcastle

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Dimitrios Buhalis
Director of the eTourism Lab Deputy Director of the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research Bournemouth University Business School England

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Tom Baum

Professor and Head of the Department of Work, Employment and Organisation
Strathclyde Business School
University of Strathclyde in Glasgow
United Kingdom

Distinguish Speaker

Dr. Gamal Sayed Ahmed Khalifa

Faculty of Business
Higher Colleges of Technology
United State of Emirates (UAE)

Distinguish Speaker

Prof. Dr. Atif Hassan
Professor and Founding Head of Department of Hospitality Management School of Business Beaconhouse National University Pakistan

Distinguish Speaker

Prof. Dr. Parikshat Singh Manhas

Chairman, Jammu & Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE)
Director, State Council of Educational Research & Training – JKUT (SCERT)
Professor in Faculty of Business
University of Jammu

Plenary Speaker


Professor of Tourism Studies
Department of Tourism Studies
School of Management
Dean – Students’ Welfare
Pondicherry University (A Central University)

Plenary Speaker

Mrs. Gayangi wirasinha

Managing Director
Abercrombie & Kent (Pvt) Ltd
(An Award Winning Luxury Travel Company)
Sri Lanka

Plenary Speaker

Dr. Erkol Bayram

Associate Professor
Vice – Dean in Tourism Faculty
Department of Tour Guiding
University of Sinop

Plenary Speaker


Professor of Commerce and Management Studies,
Former Registrar and Officer on Special Duty
Andhra University

Plenary Speaker

Dr. Ruth Sabina Francis

Programme Director and Senior Lecturer
School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events
Taylor’s University

Plenary Speaker

Prof. Athula Gnanapala

Professor in Tourism Management
Faculty of Management Studies
Sabaragamuwa University
Sri Lanka

Workshop Speaker

Dr. Ravindra Kumar Perumal

Senior Lecturer
School of Global Hospitality and Tourism
Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation

Special Features

Prominent Plenary Sessions

Panel Discussion on "Sustainable Tourism and Responsible Practices"

Adamic Workshops

Title 1: “Publishing in Hi-Impact Journals: Tips for Young Scholars”
Title 2: “ Grant Writing Essentials: A Workshop on Successfully Applying for Research Funding”

Round Table Discussions

Industry Workshop Series

Excellence of Award

The Overall Best Presentation Award

The Best Student Presentation Award

Session’s Best Presentation Awards

The Best Poster Presentation Award

Best Reviewer Award from Academia​

Best Reviewer Award from Industry

Literary Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Success story of the ICOHT 2022

The 9th International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Management 2022 (ICOHT 2022) took place from 27th – 28th October 2022 utilizing a Virtual platform. Organized under the theme “Innovation Recovery strategies for Hospitality and Tourism,” the conference was hosted by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka. This event brought together diverse research and case studies from around the world through parallel sessions, providing ample networking and publishing opportunities. Furthermore, the conference attracted the participation of 75+ academics, researchers, scholars, activists, industry leaders, and professionals from over 20 countries across the globe.

SriLanka Tourism


Taj Samudra Hotel, Sri Lanka

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Exclusive networking Tour

Embark on a transformative networking tour, connecting with industry leaders and expanding your professional horizons.

Down South Beach Tour

Cultural Tour

Hill Country Tour

Wildlife and Camping

Culinary Tour

Wellness tour


We believe your paper deserves to meet its ultimate research destination

Featured Peer – Reviewed Journals

Participants in the conference are afforded the opportunity to contribute their comprehensive manuscripts to internationally accredited, peer-reviewed journals, associated with esteemed publishing entities. Subsequent to submission, these manuscripts will undergo rigorous quality assessments. Only manuscripts that successfully meet the established scholarly standards will be considered for publication.

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

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This service is freely available to all registered (paid) conference participants

Publication History of the ICOHT Series

The ICCC conference series has cultivated a distinguished and prolific publication history, serving as a premier platform for the global dissemination of pioneering Climate Change research and the exchange of best practices, fostering academic excellence in the field


Proceeding Publications


Publishelp Service


Scopus Publications

EXPLORE, ENGAGE, THRIVE Opportunities at ICOHT 2024


Are you enthusiastic about creating an impact and do you possess a keen desire to offer your abilities, passion, and commitment to a vibrant team? Become an essential part of our conference team and help create an unforgettable experience for our participants

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Scholarship Program​

Discover your potential through the ICOHT 2024 Scholarship Program! We provide partial registration fee waive-offs to support your conference participation. Apply for an opportunity to receive a scholarship and join us in this transformative experience.

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Be a Country Coordinator​

To become a Country Coordinator for ICOHT 2024, send your contact and background details to Ms. Sathini Jayathma at Your involvement could significantly contribute to the success of the event. Don’t hesitate to express interest and potentially join our team for ICOHT 2024.

Our Official Partners

Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

Hosting Partner

Faculty of Management Studies, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

La Consolation University, Philippines

Academic Partner

La Consolation University,

Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata AMPTA yogyakarta

Academic Partner

Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata AMPTA yogyakarta

Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

Academic Partner

Cape Peninsula University of Technology,
South Africa

Academic Partner

The College of Hospitality Education, University of Mindanao, Davao, Philippines

Academic Partner

Cagayan State University

Macau University of Science and Technology

Academic Partner

Macau University of Science and Technology

Yarmouk University, Jordan.

Academic Partner

Yarmouk University, Jordan.

J.H. Cerilles State College,

Academic Partner

The School of Business and Management, J.H. Cerilles State College, Philippines.

Beaconhouse National University

Academic Partner

Department of Hospitality Management Beaconhouse National University, Pakistan

Andhra University

Academic Partner

Andhra University,

Davao Oriental State University, Philippines

Academic Partner

Davao Oriental State University,

International Hotel School of Ceylon

Supporting Partner

International Hotel School of Ceylon, Sri Lanka


Tour Partner


Tiikm Events

Event Partner

TIIKM Events


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The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM)

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