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Heritage and Tourism: Community, Enterprise, Government & Tourists
An International Conference
Guangzhou, China - 8 to 10 July 2007


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Major Conference Themes:

Tourism and Cultural Heritage Management:

  • Hosts and Guests: Whose Heritage and Nostalgia?
  • Sustainable Community-based Heritage Tourism
  • Living Heritage: Tourism in Minority Ethnic Communities
  • Conservation or Development: Case Studies in Community Heritage through Tourism

Tourism and Natural Heritage Management:

  • Ecotourism, Nature Tourism, and Environmental Tourism
  • People and/or the Environment: Managing Environmental Destination
  • Environmental Heritage and Climate Change Issues
  • Conservation or Development: Case Studies in Environmental Heritage through Tourism

The Heritage Tourist:

  • Tourist Experience and Motivations for Heritage
  • Measuring and Managing the Heritage Tourism Segments

Heritage Tourism Theory:

  • Defining the Heritage and Tourism Relationship
  • Image, Themes and Forms of Nostalgia and Heritage Tourism
  • Recreating and Creating Authenticity and Authentic Experiences

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Conference Organizers:

Conference Location: Sun Yat-Sen (Zhongshan) University Main Campus, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China
Conference Hotel: Gold Coast Marina Club, Guangzhou


English will be the working language of the conference for all participants.

THIS WEBSITE IS FOR PARTICIPANTS RESIDING OUTSIDE CHINA, AS WELL AS FORIEGN PARTICIPANTS RESIDING IN CHINA, AND NON-CHINESE CITIZENS RESIDEING IN CHINA - China residents should contact the Conference Secretariat for registration information: Center for Tourism Research and Planning, Zhongshan (Sun Yat-Sen) University, China


Key Dates & Program Summary:

  • April 15, 2007: Due Date for Receipt of Abstracts
  • April 30, 2007: Early Registration deadline
  • May 1, 2007: Regular Registration starts
  • June 1, 2007: Late Registration Starts
  • June 1, 2007: Optional Post-Conference Trip Registration Due
  • July 7 (Sat): Arrival in Guangzhou; Registration Desk open in afternoon
  • July 8 (Sun): Keynote speeches in the morning, followed by parallel paper sessions, and an evening excursion to heritage areas of Guangzhou
  • July 9 (Mon): Keynote speeches in the morning, with an afternoon excursion to a Macau
    • PARTICIPANTS MUST OBTAIN A DOUBLE ENTRY (or Multiple Entry) VISA TO RETURN TO CHINA AFTER THE MACAU EXCURSION. If you do not have a double entry visa, you will not be able to participate in this excursion.
    • An alternative field trip to sites in Guangzhou will be offered for those who can not go to Macau, or who prefer to visit Guangzhou sites instead.
  • July 10 (Tue): parallel paper sessions; Banquet and Spa experience in evening
  • July 11 to 14: Optional Post-Conference Field Trip: Cultural and Environmental Heritage of Rural Guangdong Province

Conference Fee:

US$495 (early); $535 (regular); $575 (late), which includes:

  • registration fee
  • accommodation for four nights (checkin July 7, checkout July 11)
  • meals starting with breakfast on July 8, and include the conference banquet and spa experience on July 10
  • field trip on July 8 and 9
  • Hotel Pick up/Transfer service from the Guangzhou Baiyun airport (must provide conference organizers with arrival and departure information by June 15, 2007)
  • Spouse and Student rates are available -- please see registration page

Post-Conference GUANGDONG PROVINCE FIELD TRIP
- July 11 to 14

The field trip will be to the homeland of many of China's Overseas Chinese diaspora population. The conference field trip will visit these village areas of rural Guangdong Province, as well as a very popular domestic nature tourism destination. (3 Days, 3 Nights, all inclusive, US$210/person double occupancy, US$300/single)

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