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Tourism People, Places and Environments
The Seventh Biennial International China Tourism Conference

Zhangjiajie (Hunan Province), China - 13-15 July 2011

Major 2011 Conference Themes:

Tourism People:

  • Entrepreneurship and tourism
  • Behavior and culture in tourism settings
  • Cross-cultural communication and relations through tourism

Tourism Places:

  • Sense of place in tourist destinations
  • Tourism planning and development models and experiences
  • Globalization and localization in tourism landscapes

Tourism Environments:

  • Natural environments as tourist destinations
  • Designating and managing geoparks, national parks and nature preserves
  • Tourism's environmental impacts: from the local to the global

International Academic Publishing:

  • A special theme for post-graduate students and new academics.

Conference Hosts:

Conference Organizers:

Conference Location: Zhangjiajie City, Hunan, China

Optional Post-Conference Field Trip: Fenghuang Old Town

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

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

Key Dates & Program Summary:

  • May 1, 2011: Due Date for Receipt of Abstracts
  • May 10, 2011: Early Registration Due
  • May 11, 2011: Regular Registration starts
  • June 11, 2011: Late Registration Starts

  • July 12 (Tue): Delegate/participant arrive at Zhangjiajie City, hotel checkin; Post-graduate workshop on international publishing
  • July 13 (Wed): Keynote speeches at the Conference Hotel in Zhangjiajie City, followed by parallel paper sessions; Banquet in evening
  • July 14 (Thu): Conference excursion - Wulingyuan World Nature Heritage Site
  • July 15 (Fri): Parallel paper sessions; Closing ceremony
  • July 16 (Sat): Delegates/participant check-out of hotel

  • July 16 (Sat): Optional Post-Conference Field Trip: Fenghuang Old Town (3 hours from Zhangjiajie City)
  • July 17 (Sun): Optional Post-Conference Field Trip: Return to Zhangjiajie city

Conference Fee:

US$589 (early); $649 (regular); $699 (late), which includes:

  • Conference registration
  • Single accommodation for four nights (checkin July 12, checkout July 16)
  • Breakfast for four days and the Conference Banquet on July 13. Other meals are the responsibility of participants.
  • Conference excursion on July 14
  • Conference Hotel transfer service from and to the Zhangjiajie Airport (must provide conference organizers with arrival and departure information by June 25, 2011; only selected times on July 12 and July 16 will be available for transfer.)
  • A second delegate sharing a double room with a delegate is $399 (early registration)
  • A spouse or child sharing a double room with a full delegate or student delegate is $279 (early registration)
  • A student delegate sharing a double room with spouse, child or another student delegate is $279 (early registration)
  • Student delegates are subsidized by the conference for a reduced rate. Student delegates requesting a single room will loose the subsidy and must pay the full delegate registration fee.
  • The registration form will be available at a later date.



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