First Announcement and Call for Papers

The 11th APacCHRIE Youth Conference will be held on 27-28 October 2020 concurrently with APacCHRIE 2020. The purpose of the Youth Conference is to foster an opportunity for leadership development, networking, and communications among undergraduate students in hospitality and tourism and to encourage the presentation of high-quality studies by them. The Best Paper in each of the two paper categories will be selected and awarded. Papers are to be submitted and presented in either English or Chinese.


Undergraduate students are invited to submit papers across a wide spectrum of hospitality- and tourism-related topics as shown below in one of the following two categories:

Category I: Research Paper

This category welcomes submissions showing research significance in the following topics, but not limited to:

  • Consumer Behavior in Hospitality and Tourism

  • Crisis Management in Hospitality and Tourism

  • Culinary Arts and Gastronomy

  • Destination Marketing

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

  • Ethics, Leadership, and Corporate Social Responsibility

  • HR Management and Training in Tourism

  • Hospitality Management and Marketing

  • Impact of COVID-19 and Recovery Strategies

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • MICE Development and Tourism

  • Rural Tourism and Green Tourism

  • Service Design

  • Smart Tourism and Innovation

  • Social Media and the Sharing Economy

  • Technology in Tourism and Hospitality Industries

  • Tourism Development and Sustainability

  • Tourism Planning and Policy

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

Category II: Practical Paper

This category welcomes submissions possessing practical significance and in particular showing collaborative student teamwork and spirit. Types of submissions include but not limited to:

  • Case studies on hospitality and tourism development, marketing and management

  • Design project for hotels, restaurants, or related business

  • Reflection on internship/work-integrated study/overseas study exchange

  • Service-learning experience and reflections

  • Any other group works showcasing undergraduate students’ innovativeness and creativity in practising hospitality/ tourism and enriching tourist experience

Submission information


Two submission formats are possible for Conference presentations: abstract (500 words) or full paper (up to 3,500 words).

All submissions will be reviewed based on their quality and suitability for the Conference. If the submissions pass the review process, they will be accepted for presentation in the form of either stand-up or poster presentation. Only those who want to compete for the Best Paper Award should submit a full paper by the submission deadline (typed, single-spaced, 12-points, Times New Roman). A Best Paper Review Committee will conduct a refereed review of recommended full papers.

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

• Please indicate the author's name and affiliation only on the cover page of the submission and they should not appear elsewhere. Please refer to the submission template on the conference website.

• Once the submission is accepted for presentation, at least one of the authors must register for and present the research at the Conference or their abstract/paper will be removed from the Conference programme.

Important Date

Abstracts or Full Papers Submission: 

31 Aug 2020


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