First Announcement and Call for Papers

We invite abstracts or papers on areas including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Case Studies on Tourism and Hospitality Development, Marketing and Management

  • Competition and Collaboration among Asia-Pacific Countries on Tourism

  • Consumer Behavior in Hospitality / Tourism

  • Contemporary Issues in Tourism and Hospitality Industry Education and Research

  • Crisis Management in Hospitality and Tourism

  • Culinary Arts and Gastronomy

  • Destination Marketing

  • E-commerce and Travel Agency Management

  • E-learning in Hospitality and Tourism: Its Applications and Influences on the Industry and Education

  • Ethics, Leadership, and Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Future of Hospitality and Tourism Education

  • HR Management and Training in Tourism

  • Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior

  • Hospitality Management and Marketing

  • Impact of COVID-19 and Recovery Strategies

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Knowledge Economies, Knowledge Management

  • MICE Development and Tourism Papers Related to the Belt and Road Initiative

  • Rural Tourism and Green Tourism

  • Service Design

  • Smart Tourism and Innovations

  • Social Media and Sharing Economy

  • Technology in Tourism and Hospitality Industries

  • Tourism Culture

  • Tourism Development and Sustainability

  • Tourism Economics

  • Tourism Planning and Policy

  • Transnational Market Analysis and Forecast

  • Other Topics Related to Tourism and Hospitality in the Asia-Pacific Region

General Submission Information

  • Two types of submission are invited: Abstracts (maximum 1,500 words) or full papers (maximum 5,000 words). Authors will have an option of choosing to include only the abstracts or the full papers in the conference proceedings to be published electronically.

  • Each submission will be accepted as either stand-up presentation or poster presentation based on the suitability of the submission and author’s preference.

  • Submissions must be original and should not be already published nor under review for publication elsewhere.

  • Individual and multiple authors are welcome to contribute.

  • Once the submission is accepted, at least one of the authors must register and present at the conference.

  • Papers must be written in English.

  • Papers will be presented in either oral (i.e. stand-up presentation) or visual (i.e. poster) form.

  • The author’s name and affiliation should be shown only on the cover page of the manuscript and they should not be indicated anywhere in the paper.

  • Authors will retain full copyright to their work and the conference organizers are making no claim on the copyright. 

  • All contributions should follow the format and style described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 7th edition).

  • Best paper awards will be competitively selected by the Best Paper Review Committee after assessing the final version of the Full Papers (maximum 5,000 words) submitted.

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Important Dates


Abstracts or Full Papers Submission: 31 July 2020

Final Version Submission: 15 September 2020

​For any enquiries about the conference, please contact:

Programme Chair

Dr Qu Xiao
Associate Professor
School of Hotel and Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
17 Science Museum Road
TST East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3400-2266

Fax: +852 2362-9362

Conference Secretariat

Ms Leslie Fung
Executive Officer
School of Hotel and Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
17 Science Museum Road
TST East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3400-2215

Fax: +852 2362-6422