The 7th International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Management 2020 is one of the biggest platforms which brings world-renowned speakers and international top-level decision-makers from industry, government and academia together to discuss and find the solutions for global tourism challenges. ICOHT 2020 is an exceptional networking platform with keynote sessions, research presentations, documentary sessions, industry talks, high standard publication opportunities. We invite researchers, industry experts, government officials, and hoteliers, travellers and all interested parties to participate, network and develop strategies for more sustainable growth.


Under the theme Tourism & Hospitality 2030, the conference welcomes research papers under main four streams as below,
  • Enhancing Tourism with Authentic Hospitality
  • Innovation in Hospitality, Tourism and Events Industry – A Holistic Approach
  • Building Bigger Ecosystems: Unlocking the Power of Human and Technology
  • Next-Generation Customer Experience: Human Touch Vs. Smart Touch

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26th March 2020

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Final Abstract Deadline

8th April 2020

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The Organizing Committee of the Hospitality and Tourism Management 2020 is hereby keeping you informed on the latest updates of the situation in the hosting country, Malaysia due to the recent outbreak of the novel Corona Virus (COVID – 19). Malaysia will be under a nationwide movement control order from 18th March 2020 until 31st March 2020, as announced by the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Ministry of Health will continue to monitor and step up their actions to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19 amongst individuals and communities. The public community is also been advised about COVID-19 prevention and control measures to be taken seriously by the MOH, Malaysia. According to the World Health Organization, 1796 cases and 16 deaths are reported as of 25th March 2020.  As of this writing, the ICOHT Organizing Committee has decided to postpone the Conference without any deadlines changes and rescheduled dates will be informed soon.

We care about your Safety because our Priority is you.  STAY SAFE!

For more information, please contact the Conference Secretary via

– Updated on 26th March 2020


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Dr. Chandana (Chandi) Jayawardena

[Conference co – chair]

President – Chandi J. Associates Inc.
Consulting, Canada
International Ambassador & Past President – Institute of Hospitality (HCIMA), UK


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Prof. (Dr). D.A.C. Suranga Silva

[Conference co – chair]
Coordinator of Tourism Study Program Department of Economics, University of
Colombo Sri Lanka

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PROF.(Dr). Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan

[Conference co – chair /Keynote Speaker]
Executive Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management, Taylor’s University,
Malaysia,President, ASEAN Tourism Research Association (ATRA),

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Dr. Mihee Kang

[Keynote Speaker]
Director Asia-Pacific,Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC),
Speech Title: Trends and Chanllenges in Making Tourism Sustainable

Dr. Richard Teare


Dr. Richard Teare

[keynote speaker]
Co-founder and president
Global University for Lifelong Learning (GULL)
United Kingdom
Speech Title: Enhancing Capacity in Hospitality: Workplace Learning for Low Paid Workers


Industrial Workshops

These interactive workshops at ICHOT 2020 will be delivered by experts of the tourism and Hospitality industry. These workshops are designed to meet the needs of tourism and hospitality industry on specific topics such as Sustainable Tourism and Hotel Management.

Workshop 01

Resource Person: DR. Chandana (Chandi) Jayawardena, President – Chandi J. Associates Inc. Consulting, Canada
International Ambassador & Past President – Institute of Hospitality (HCIMA), UK
Date –  26th June 2020
Time – 13:10 – 15:10

Workshop 02

Resource Person: Dr. Mihee Kang,Director Asia-Pacific,Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), Korea

Networking Dinner with Cultural Show (Optional)

The networking dinner presents an invaluable platform for delegates to meet and network with leaders in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry. This is a great opportunity to break out of your shell, whether you are looking to explore career options, expand your knowledge, or simply to broaden your network of contacts to maximize your professional goals.

Date: 25th June 2020
Time: 7.00p.m onwards


Title : When, Why, and How Can We Apply Partial Least Squares – Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) in Academic Research?

Resource Person – Dr. S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh, Senior Lecturer, School of Hospitality, Tourism, and Events, Taylor’s University

Date –  26th June 2020
Time – 15:30 – 17:30

Post – conference Tour (Optional)

Globeenjoy tours, the official tour and accommodation partner of ICOHT 2020 facilitate the post-conference tour explore Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and you can visit a number of places in Kuala Lumpur and grab a great experience of the history and lifestyle of Malaysia.

Date: 27th June 2020

Awarding Ceremony

Best Researchers will be recognized and awarded in the awarding ceremony.

Date – 26th June 2020
Time – 6.00p.m. – 6.30p.m.



All abstracts of 7th International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Management 2020 (Oral, Poster, Virtual) accepted through the double-blind reviewing will be published on the book of Abstracts with Internationally recognized ISBN 978-955-3605-59-7.


CrossrefICOHT 2020 Participants preferring conference proceedings will be able to publish full papers following double-blind peer-reviewing process with electronic ISSN 2357-2612 in the conference proceedings with a DOI Number (DOI prefix: 10.17501).


  • High Ranked Supporting Journals
  • Dedicated Special Issues
  • Quality Reviews for Proceedings
  • Open Access for Proceedings with OJS
  • Expert guidance with workshops
  • Personalized Guidance


Indexed supporting journals of ICOHT 2020 published by renowned publishers will provide with the opportunity to publish full papers following the peer review process. Authors are encouraged to read scope and choose the best fitting journal.

Special Issue Publication Launch at ICOHT 2020

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes

Volume 11 Issue 2 – Special Issue: How does innovation help in tourism around the world? Official Launch at ICOHT 2020!!

ICOHT 2020 - Special Issue LaunchWe are pleased announce that fifteen papers presented at past ICOHT 2018 has been published with Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, a Scopus indexed high quality journal. We will be launching the special issue at the ICOHT 2020.

Exclusive benefits for ICOHT 2020 participants!

During the two conference days participants of ICOHT 2020 will be provided with access to Full-text of these published papers free of charge enabling free downloading facility.

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South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases

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Print ISSN 2277-9779
Online ISSN 2321-0303
Editor in Chief Prof. A.K Dey

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Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management

Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management

ISSN 1936-8631
Editor in Chief Dogan Gursoy
Publisher Taylor and Francis

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Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism
“Special Issue”

Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism

ISSN 2289 -1471
Editor in Chief Prof Dr. Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
Publisher Taylor’s University Sdn Bhd

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Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes
“Special Issue”  2021 v13 n2: “How does the authentic hospitality enhance tourism in Asia

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ISSN : 1755-4217

Editor in Chief : Richard Teare, Global University for Lifelong Learning, USA

Publisher : Emerald Publishing

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Conference Venue

Taylor’s Lakeside Campus

#1, Jalan Taylors,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia

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  • Quality Assured by the Academic Governing Body of TIIKM
  • High-Quality Partner Affiliations
  • Best Academic and Industry Profiles in Tourism
  • Quality standards based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
  • Best Quality Publication Opportunities
  • Quality Conference Experience with Professional Organizing Committee
  • Quality Reviewing Process
  • Ensuring the Career Growth
  • Proven History
  • Awards for the Best Researchers


Hosting Partner  

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Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management,Taylor’s University,Malaysia

Academic Partner


Universiti Teknologi MARA


Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management,
Universiti Teknologi MARA,

Academic Partner

ICOSS 2020


International Bali Institute of Tourism,


Academic Partner

Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism, Prince of Songkla University,Thailand as an academic partner.

Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism, Prince of Songkla University,Thailand

Academic Partner

Department of Tourism Management, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka

Department of Tourism Management, Sabaragamuwa University,

Sri Lanka.

Academic Partner

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Faculty of Management, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka

Resource Partner


Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)


Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

Media Partner


Travel and Tour



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The International Institute of
Knowledge Management

Events Partner 


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Blue Arc

Tour & Accommodation Partner 


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