The 10th International Conference on
Hospitality and Tourism Management 2024

Theme: "Diversification and Expansion of Tourism Products"


Welcome the 10th International Conferences on Hospitality and Tourism Management 2024 (ICOHT 2024), which will take place from 25th – 26th July, in Colombo, Sri Lanka (Hybrid Platform). We hope ICOHT 2024 will unite diverse researches and case studies from all over the world, in parallel sessions while offering many networking and publishing opportunities. Discover the latest trends and challenges in the field at this leading conference.

As we celebrate the milestone 10th anniversary of ICOHT 2024, we take a moment to reflect on the remarkable progress made in the field of Hospitality and Tourism Management. However, we also acknowledge the multifaceted challenges that still await our collective efforts. It is with great enthusiasm that we extend our invitation to distinguished scholars, practitioners, and policymakers from across the globe to converge and embark on a journey of knowledge exchange, idea sharing, and the pursuit of groundbreaking solutions to the intricate challenges faced by the Hospitality and Tourism industry.

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, industry professionals, and policymakers 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.

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Deadline for submission is
22nd February 2024
Submission of Abstract is made
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Early Bird Payment Deadline is
23rd April 2024
Registration is made
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This gathering is dedicated to advancing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an ambitious blueprint for a more prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable world.

ICOHT 2024 Highlights

We cordially invite you to attend ICOHT 2024, which has been meticulously designed to provide a rich and dynamic platform for the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

The event will offer unparalleled opportunities to participate in international networking with leading scholars, researchers, and professionals from across the globe.

In addition, attendees will have access to a series of engaging workshops led by esteemed experts, which will enable them to develop and enhance their skills in their respective fields.

Whether you choose to attend in person or virtually, our event promises to be a valuable and enriching experience

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Resource Persons

Conference Co-Chair

Prof (Dr) D.A.C Suranga Silva

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

Conference Co-Chair

Professor Dr. Kashif Hussain

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

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Marianna Sigala

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

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Tom Baum

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

Plenary Speaker


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

Plenary Speaker

Dr. Erkol Bayram

Associate Professor
vice-dean in tourism faculty
Department of tour guiding
University of Sinop,

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
Dean / Faculty of Management Studies
Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
Co-editor in Chief – South Asian Journal of Tourism & Hospitality (SAJTH)

Plenary Speaker

Mrs. Gayangi wirasinha

Managing Director
Abercrombie & Kent
Sri Lanka

ICOHT 2024 Excellence of Award

Best Reviewer Award from Academia​

ICOHT 2024 is pleased to announce the recipients of the prestigious 3 Best Internal Reviewer Awards in Academia. These accolades recognize individuals from our esteemed organizing committee who have exhibited exceptional expertise, dedication, and contribution to the meticulous review process of academic submissions.

Best Reviewer Award from Industry

ICOHT 2024 proudly introduces the 3 Best Internal Reviewer Awards in Industry, a distinguished recognition honoring excellence within our organizing committee. These awards spotlight individuals who have demonstrated exceptional expertise, commitment, and valuable contributions to the meticulous evaluation of industry-focused submissions.

Literary Award

Literary awards, spanning books to articles, symbolize recognition for authors’ profound contributions, fostering a deep appreciation for the enduring influence of the written word on the cultural and intellectual landscape. These accolades honor excellence, acknowledging creators’ impactful contributions to the expansive world of literature and society.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award, a revered honor, is reserved for those with extraordinary contributions and enduring impact. Celebrating lifelong dedication, innovation, and influence, this accolade honors sustained excellence, visionary leadership, and a lasting legacy. It inspires future generations and recognizes careers that leave an indelible mark.

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Call for Plenary Speakers

Listen to passionate Speakers from worldwide to share their treasured knowledge and experiences at the ICOHT 2024 .
If you would like to join as a Plenary Speaker, the “Call for Speakers” is now open. By joining us as a speaker, you will have the opportunity to contribute to this powerful movement and leave a lasting impact on attendees.

Call for Workshop Speaker

Listen to passionate Workshop Speakers from worldwide to share their treasured knowledge and experiences at the ICOHT 2024. The ICOHT 2024 aims to ignite conversations, spark innovation, and empower individuals to shape the future of global education.
If you would like to join as a Workshop Speaker, the call for workshop speaker is now open.

Call for Panelists

Beyond the Hexagon :Six experts ,One conversation

We are excited to unveil the official ‘Call for Panelists’ for the Panel Discussion at the 10th International Conference on Tourism and Hospitality 2024 . We warmly welcome dedicated professionals, thought leaders, and advocates from various fields to contribute their expertise, perspectives, and real-world experiences to this impactful gathering.
“Sustainable Tourism and Responsible Practices”

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.

Optimizing Networking Experiences: ICOHT 2024's Unparalleled Networking Opportunities

Gala Dinner

Join us for an unforgettable evening of cultural celebration, exquisite cuisine, and meaningful connections at the Gala Dinner. Experience unity in diversity, creating cherished memories that linger long after the conference

MOU Signing Time for Partners

Join us for a significant and formal occasion during the ICOHT 2024, the MOU Signing Time for Partners.

Partner’s Dinner

Engage with key decision-makers, thought leaders, and influencers in a relaxed and conducive setting.

Round Table Discussion

Seize the chance to share insights, exchange ideas, and foster collaboration in an intimate setting. This is a prime opportunity to connect, learn, and build meaningful partnerships.
Topic: “Technological Innovations and Digital Transformation”

Special Engagement Sessions for Virtual Participants

Engage in lively discussions on key conference topics. Our virtual engagement sessions are designed to facilitate meaningful conversations, ensuring that your voice is heard and your insights are valued.

Travel Blog

The 10th International Conference on Tourism and Hospitality Management is thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for all passionate globetrotters and wordsmiths out there. Get ready to share your awe-inspiring adventures and insightful travel tales in our Travel Blog Competition, where your creativity, storytelling prowess, and passion for exploration could take center stage.

Photograph competition

Elevate your photography skills and bring your vision to life with our Photograph Competition! Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting out, this is your chance to showcase your creativity, capture the extraordinary, and win amazing prizes!

Fire Side Chat

In the Glow: A Digital Fireside Chat Experience
Call for the Speakers in Digital space

Fireside Alcove: Where Ideas Spark
Call for the Speakers in Physical space

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Galle Face Hotel, Sri Lanka


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

Do you need our support to access the scholarly standards of your paper as well as to develop the paper? Click here to refer the Publishelp  service for ICOHT 2024.

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.


Tour Partner


Tiikm Events

Event Partner

TIIKM Events

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The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM)

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