ICOHT 2017

5th International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Management 2017

Welcome to the 5th International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Management 2017 (ICOHT 2017) to be held from 17th – 18th October in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is essential to learn from the best practices around the world and be innovative in finding practical solutions to ever-evolving challenges in the hospitality and tourism industry. As we advocate that industry leaders and researchers should collaborate in seeking practical and innovative solutions to the challenges in hospitality and tourism, papers jointly written by industry leaders and academics are sought for this conference. ICOHT 2017 brings together tourism and hospitality industry leaders, educators, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world

Call for Papers

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
  • Global region 2. Europe
  • Global region 3. Africa & the Middle East
  • Global region 4. Americas

Stream B. Technical sessions

  • Current trends / issues of Tourism
  • Human resource management
  • Tourism marketing
  • Hospitality management
  • Tourism planning & development

Conference Chair & Co - Chair

Hospitality and Tourism ManagementDr. Chandana (Chandi) Jayawardena

DPhil, MSc, Dip.M (CIM), Dip.BA, Dip.HC, FCHSGA, FIH, FIMCA, CHE
President – Chandi J. Associates Inc. Consulting, Canada
International Ambassador & Past President – Institute of Hospitality (HCIMA), UK

Prof-Sarath-KotagamaProf. Sarath Kotagama

Professor of Environmental Science,
Department of Zoology,
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Iain MmccormackRichard Veal

Managing Director and Co-founder of “New Mind tellUs”
United Kingdom

Publications [ in progress ]

Conference Proceedings


All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference abstract book with ISBN. All full papers will be accepted through a double blind reviewed process and will be published electronically with ISSN in proceedings with a DOI Number (DOI prefix: 10.17501).

We will submit the proceedings to be indexed in the Thomson Reuters, SCOPUS, Mendeley, Google Scholar and CiteULike for possible Indexing.

Journal Publications

Papers presented (oral presentations, virtual presentations and poster presentations) in the conference being considered for possible publications in following journals. Best selected full papers will be published for free of charge.

Main Supportive Journal


Tourism Review

ISSN: 1755-4217

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International Journal of Marketing and Social Policy
ISSN: 2362-1044

Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Paul Sergius Koku
Information: Journal information | Editorial Team | Author Guidelines

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Annals of Leisure Research
ISSN: 1174-5398 (Print), 2159-6816 (Online)

Managing Editor:
Neil Carr, University of Otago

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tandfonlineCurrent Issues in Tourism
ISSN: 1368-3500 (Print), 1747-7603 (Online)

C. Michael Hall – University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Chris Cooper – Oxford Brookes University Business School, UK

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ICOTH 2015
International Journal of Tourism Policy
ISSN: 1750-4090(print), 1750-4104(online)

Editors in Chief: Prof. George Agiomirgianakis, Prof. Konstantinos Andriotis
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Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management

Editor-in-Chief: Dogan Gursoy – School of Hospitality Business Management, Washington State University

Print ISSN: 1936-8623
Online ISSN: 1936-8631
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emaaInternational Journal of Tourism CitiesTourism Cities

ISSN: 2056-5607
Online from: 2015
Publisher: Emerald Publishers

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Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism Research

Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism Research (APJIHTR) (Special Issue)

Published By: Taylor’s University
ISSN: 2289 -1471
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