of Asia Tourism Meetings & Conferences, 2004-2007

PAST CONFERENCES - for reference purposes - previously posted on this website

The Sixth Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students Research in Tourism will be held in Xiamen, China on September 21-23, 2007. The Forum theme is Shaping Sustainable Tourism in Asia-Pacific: Competition & Cooperation.

8th International Joint World Cultural Tourism Conference - 16- 18 November, 2007, Venue: Busan, Korea

Fourth China Tourism Forum to be held in Kunming, Yunnan Province, PRC on 15-16 December 2007

First International Forum on Tourism Education - 12-13 December 2007 - Guilin, China

Planning and Managing Heritage for The Future conference. The conference will be held in Putrajaya, Malaysia, 30th July- 1st August, 2007 by Faculty of Tourism, Hospitality Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia and National Heritage Department, Ministry of Culture, Arts, and Heritage, Malaysia. Contact: Conference Secretariat, E-mail: suriani [at}

3rd Tourism Outlook Conference in conjunction with the Global Events Congress II, 16 to 18 July 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Conference Themes: Heritage & Tourism: Alliances & Network Relationships, Event Management & Event Tourism. Jointly organized by the Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia, and School of Tourism at the University of Queensland, Australia. Contact: Dr. Nor’Ain Othman: drnorain [at} or Dr. Charles Arcodia: c.arcodia [at}

3rd annual Lao Ecotourism Forum - 26 – 29 July 2007 - at the Don Chan Palace Hotel in Vientiane, Lao PDR - the Lao National Tourism Administration - theme ‘Bridging the Mekong Region’ - In addition to the ‘Mekong Ecotourism Mart’ where buyers meet sellers on the first and second day of the Forum, an ecotourism conference, gala dinner, food festival, 5km fun-run, concert, handicraft exhibit and trade show are planned. For international buyers and the media, special pre and post familiarization tours will be offered.

Heritage and Tourism: Nostalgia, Community and Environment, 8-10 July 2007, Guangzhou, China. Organized by the Center for Tourism Research and Planning, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China and Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Contact: < Alan.Lew (at] NAU (dot] edu >

International Forum on China Hotel Brand Development - 3-4 July, 2007, Shenzhen, China, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, the HK Polytechnic University

Cities and Borders: Border Cities, Divided Cities, Borders in Cities, 3-5 August 2007 in Macau, China. In connection with the meeting of the IGU Commission "Monitoring Cities of Tomorrow".

Annual Conference of AIEST (International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism), 19-23 August 2007 at Macao. The theme is "Productivity in Tourism". You can submit your contribution by means of a paper proposal, whose length should not exceed 1,000 words (not counting bibliography). Deadline: 31 December 2006. All submissions will be assessed on the basis of a double-blind-referee procedure. Those papers which are going to be published in the AIEST conference proceedings 2007 (published with Erich Schmidt Verlag Berlin) will have to be sent to the AIEST Secretariat by the latest 15 April 2007. Please correspond with the AIEST secretariate at all times < Zvjezdana.Vujkovic (at] unisg (dot] ch >.

ATLAS Asia-Pacific Conference: Tourism After Oil - 4-8 December 2006, Dunedin, New Zealand - for additional information will be posted when it becomes available. In the meantime, queries can be address to Dr. Brent Lovelock - BLovelock [at}

Fourth Annual General Meeting Of Indian Tourism Congress - "Tourism Development, Impacts And Future Strategies" - February 23 – 24, 2007 - Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India. e-mail: manjulachaudhary [at} or ssboora [at}

Cutting Edge Research In Tourism-New Directions And Challenges, 17-18 March 2007, Summer Hill, Himachal Pradesh, India. Organized by Institute of Vocational Studies Master of Tourism Administration, Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla 171 005, Himachal Pradesh, India. Contact: Dr. Prashant Gautam, email: shimlaconference07 [at}

The 2007 International Tourism Biennial "Lessons from the Past. Directions for the Future" - Çanakkale, Turkey, 30 April – 5 May 2007, Abstract Deadline: 31 December 2006, Contact: Bart Bonamie, turizm.conference [at}, Official language: English

International Colloquium on Tourism and Leisure, 7-10 May 2007, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Deadline for abstract: March 7 2007

The 5th Apac-CHRIE and the 13th Asia Pacific Tourism Association Joint Conference, Beijing, China, May 24-27, 2007. Theme of the conference is "Tourism and Hospitality Education and Research : Coming of the Asian Waves.

The Institute For Tourism Studies, Macao, (IFT) and The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS) Tourism and Gastronomy Group are pleased to announce an expert forum meeting on Fusion Cuisine and Placemaking, to be held at IFT Campus on 8-10 November, 2006. ATLAS is a global network of universities with research and education interests in tourism and leisure. Medium of the Forum is English, with Chinese Simultaneous Interpretation. For registration and inquiries, please contact Ms. Sophy U at Tel: 5983 190, Fax: 2851 9058 or mailto:

Turk-Kazakh International Tourism Conference 2006 “New Perspectives and Values in World Tourism and Tourism Management in Future” is to be held on 20 -26 November 2006 in Alanya, Turkey

IGU Commission on Tourism, Leisure and Global Change Pre-Congress Meeting - 30 June - 1 July, 2006, Brisbane, Australia

Asia Research Institute 5th Graduate Workshop -- Questions of Methodology: Researching Tourism in Asia, 5-6 September 2006, Singapore - Call for Papers Announcement (.pdf) - Abstract Submission Form (MSWord) (co-organized by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and the Dept of Tourism, University of Otago, New Zealand). Further enquiries should be directed to Dr Tim Winter <ariwtc (at]> or Dr Nir Avieli <arian (at]>

Workshop on 'Of Asian Origin' : Rethinking Tourism in Contemporary Asia, 7-9 September 2006, Singapore - Call for Papers Announcement (.pdf) - Abstract Submission Form (MSWord) - Sponsored by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. Further enquiries should be directed to Dr Tim Winter <ariwtc (at]> or Dr Nir Avieli <arian (at]>

The Fifth Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Research in Tourism will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 20-22 September 2006. The aim of this conference is to provide a research forum among post-graduate students and faculty members engaged in post-graduate teaching and research in hospitality and tourism programs in the Asia Pacific region. Contact: Ilian Assenov, PhD <ilian (at}>

World Leisure Expo, 22 April 2006 to October 2006, Hangzhou, China. EXPO 2006 is designed to exchange and disseminate ideas from all parts of the world, and to showcase the latest and best examples of innovative design, public policy, programming, facilities and equipment. The 9th World Leisure Congress - 15-20 October 2006 - will be held at the World Leisure Expo Garden.

Tourism and the New Asia, 9-12 August 2006, Beijing, China. Hosted by the Centre for Recreation and Tourism Research (CRTR), Peking University

International Conference on Impact of Movies and Television on Tourism, September 7-9, 2006, Hong Kong, organised by the School of Hotel & Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.

Tourism in Asia - 10-12 June, 2006, Leeds, UK - The conference will consider a wide range of aspects of Asian tourism, in particular intra-regional and domestic tourism. contact Dr. Janet Cochrane,

Third Graduate Research in Tourism Conference - May 25-28, 2006, Canakkale, Turkey - Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University

The 7th Biennial Conference on Tourism in Asia: Tourism, Hospitality & Foodservice Industry in Asia: Development, Marketing, & Sustainability, 11-14 May 2006, Jeonju, Korea

International Convention & Expo Summit, 7-9 February 2006, Hong Kong SAR

International Conference on Destination Branding and Marketing for Regional Tourism Development, 8-10 December 2005, Macao SAR, on the Institute For Tourism Studies campus.

Second PolyU China Tourism Forum and Third China Tourism Academy Annual Conference, 16-17 December, 2005, Guangzhou, China

International Conference on Communication and Tourism: Building a Harmonious World Society, 29 November - 1 December 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Organizer: Universiti Putra Malaysia and Tourism Malaysia

International Media and Environment Conference, 30 November - 2 December 2005, Kuching, Malaysia - "If you cover the environment or want to see that coverage improved, if you care about the message, and if you are concerned about the misunderstandings and misconceptions which often surround media coverage of environmental issues you cannot afford to miss this international conference, held on the fringes of the rainforests of Borneo."

The 2nd Tourism Outlook Conference: Tourism Edge and Beyond, 5-7 December 2005, Selangor, Malaysia - Organizer: Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450, Shah Alam, Selangor Malaysia

International Convention on Strategic Human Resources and Knowledge Management - 8-9 October, 2005 - Chandigarh, India - The International Convention of FEAST (Federation of Educators & Scholars of Tourism -

3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism, 2-5 October 2005, Pattaya, Thailand

Conference on German-Chinese Chinese-German Tourism Relations, 12 August 2005, University of Applied Sciences Stralsund, Germany - The conference is held on the occasion of the visit of a group of more then 30 tourism and geography students from the University of Hong Kong, the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou and the University of Macao

Border Tourism and Community Development Conference, 6-9 July 2005, Xishuangbanna, China,
Organizer: Tourism Commission of the China Geographical Society, and the Commission on the Geography of Tourism, Leisure and Global Change of the International Geographical Union.

International Geogaphical Union Regional Conference - 3-7 July 2006, Brisbane, Australia - Commission on the Geography of Tourism, Leisure and Global Change will hold a pre-conference meeting befor July 3rd - For additional information on the Commission's activities, contact C. Michael Hall at <>.

International Conference on Tourism Development, Penang 9-11 January 2005
Organizer: Universiti Sains Malaysia (Penang); Venue: Grand Plaza, Park Royal Penang; Important Due Dates: September 15, 2004 - Abstract Submission; November 30, 2004 - Full Paper Submission; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Badaruddin Mohamed (Email: or

3rd Great Asian Street Symposium--A Public Forum of Asian Urban Design - 6-7 December 2004
Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Submission Deadline of Abstract: 20 August 2004; Theme of 2004: Street, Urban Space and Representation.

Seminar on Gaming Management in Asia-Pacific 2004 - 20-22 October 2004 - Hosted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. For further information, please contact: Mr. Tony Tse, School of Hotel & Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Email: Tel: (852) 2766 4032 Fax: (852) 2362 9362

ATLAS Asia-Pacific Conference 2004 - Changing environments in the tourism of the Asia Pacific - 20 - 21 November 2004, Beppu, Japan - - The conference will take place and will be hosted by the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, 1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Kyushu, Japan. More information on the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University can be found at

Asia Pacific Tourism Association Conference - Sydney, Australia - 6-9 July 2003; abstracts are due by 17 Jan 2003; hosted by School of Leisure Sport and Tourism and the Faculty of Business, University of Technology Sydney.

The Namche Conference: People, Park and Mountain Ecotourism - Dec 5-8, 2002 — Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, Nepal - Organizer by: Bridges-PRTD and Prof. Teiji Watanabe. For more information contact: Seth Sicroff;;; Fax (708)-575-6620

Ecotourism Year 2002-2003 - World Wetland Day - Feb 3-5, 2003 - Koshi Tappu, Nepal - Discover Nepal, GPO Box 20209, KATHMANDU, Nepal; Tel. (977) 1 413690; Fax (977) 1 255487 e-mail:; Website:

PATA 2003 - 52nd Annual Conference - April 13-17, 2003 - Bali, Indonesia; contact: PATA Events, Unit B1 - 28F, Siam Tower, 989 Rama I Road, Pathumwan, BANGKOK 10330, Thailand; Tel. (66) 2 658-2000; Fax (66) 2 658-2010; e-mail:; Website:

The Asia Pacific Ecotourism Conference - October 2 to 5, 2002 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, on Borneo Island. The theme of the conference is Opportunities and New Approaches to Ecotourism. Jointly organized by Malaysian Association of Tours and Travel Agents (MATTA), Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism (MOCAT) and Sabah Tourism. The conference also will be co-sponsored by Asian Productivity Organization (APO) and supported by Japan Ecotourism Society. Contact: Albert Teo; Email:

Event Tourism and Destination Management Conference - 28-30 November 2003 - Yichang, China - with the Commission on the Geography of Tourism of the China Geographical Society - Conference language: English - Pre-Conference Field Trip/Cruise through the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River on 25-27 November - (Yichang is near the Three Gorges Dam site) - Organizers: Jigang Bao (Zhongshan University, China) and Alan A. Lew (Northern Arizona University, USA)

Taking Tourism to the Limits Conference - 9-11 December 2003 - Centre for Tourism, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand - An international conference for geographers, sociologists, economists, environmental scientists with an interest in mainstream tourism and those who work in associated fields like recreation and leisure. If you wish to participate please e-mail Chris Ryan on to register your interest.

10th Annual Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) Conference - July 4-7, 2004 - Nagasaki, Japan - hosted by Nagasaki International University, Japan at the Huis Ten Bosch International Resort and Theme Park - Conference Announcement in PDF format: Page 1 - Page 2