We are happy to invite you to submit your abstract for consideration as a virtual presentation for the The 8th International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Management 2021 to be held online on 04th – 05th November 2021 virtually, Under the theme “POST-PANDEMIC TOURISM & HOSPITALITY”

Topics of interest for submission are listed below, within three sub themes:

Economic Sustainability and Tourism Development

  • Post-pandemic supply and demand challenges in tourism and hospitality
  • Post-pandemic pricing strategies in tourism and hospitality industry
  • Economic Vulnerability in tourism and hospitality products
  • Post-pandemic behavioral changes of consumers and buyers in tourism and hospitality industry
  • Supply change management for business resilience in tourism and hospitality
  • Post-pandemic human resource development for more resilience employment
  • Technological improvement and tourism business development under new normal
  • hiring, firing and retention of employees in travel, tourism and hospitality industry
  • Tourism entrepreneurship in post-pandemic business settings
  • New challenges of tourism and hospitality business entrepreneurs in post-pandemic era
  • Decision and policymaking for meeting the challenges in tourism development in post-COVID pandemic.
  • Result-based planning for sustainable tourism development
  • Public-Private and People Partnership for responsible and sustainable tourism development
  • Post pandemic and Event tourism development
  • Changes in post-pandemic policies for sustainable tourism development
  • Enhancing competitive advantages, values, customer satisfaction
  • Cultural changes and heritage tourism
  • Optimizing organizational productivity, revenues and profitability
  • Technological innovations in the hospitality and tourism industry
  • Alternative lodging in the hospitality and tourism industry
  • Environmental sustainability in the hospitality and tourism industry
  • Sustainable and responsible ecosystem
  • Hotel and resort planning and development
  • Revenue and yield management at the crisis of the industry

Crisis Management and Resilience Building in Tourism

  • Post-pandemic organizational setting and operation in tourism and hospitality development
  • Preparedness and Management of Supply Chain for Resilience Building of the industry
  • Building the capacity of tourism and hospitality industry for response, recover and resilience building
  • Key lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic on avoiding catastrophic impact on the tourism and hospitality industry
  • Crisis management response modeling for tourism and hospitality organizations (i.e., police or fire response, facility lockdown, evacuation, isolation, medical containment, grief management, external communication to media)
  • Creating a set of crisis scenarios for future planning in tourism and hospitality industry
  • Modularizing the elements of a crisis response plan for tourism and hospitality organizations
  • Creation of effective communication channels in crisis response and management in tourism and hospitality industry
  • Change management styles for crisis management of tourism and hospitality industry

Innovations for Sustainable Tourism Development and Hospitality Management

Best papers from this stream may be chosen for publication in ‘What innovations would enable tourism and hospitality industry to re-build?’, Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes (WHATT) Journal volume 14, number 5, which will be edited by a team of scholars led by Dr. Chandana (Chandi) Jayawardena, and published by Emerald Publishing, UK in 2022. If interested in this opportunity, please submit your conference paper strictly following summary guidelines of the WHATT Journal, provided in this website.

‘Innovations in Rebuilding’ Best Practice Case studies from:

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