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Program Overview and Key Due Dates

February 15, 2013 : Due Date for Receipt of Abstracts
March 1, 2013: Early Registration Due (see Registration)
April 1, 2013: Late Registration Starts (see Registration)

April 15, 2013 (Mon) : Arrival in Kota Kinabalu; Hotel checkin
April 16 (Tue) : Keynote speeches, followed by parallel paper sessions; Lunch included; Welcome banquet in evening
April 17 (Wed) : Conference Field Trip to Northern Tip of Borneo (tentative); Lunch and dinner included
April 18 (Thu) : Parallel paper sessions; Lunch included; Closing session
April 19 (Fri) : Hotel checkout

Due Date for Receipt of Abstracts :
1 May 2013


500 to 1200 words in length in MS Word format (not pdf) with the following items in the order shown:

  • 1. Presentation Title

  • 2. Full name of authors and presenters

  • 3. Position or Rank of each author or presenter, followed by the Name of the academic institution, company or other place of work for each author or presenter, and the city, state/province, and country of each affiliation/company/work place

  • 4. The e-mail address of each author or presenter (this is for contact purposes only and will not be posted online)

  • 5. Body/text of the abstract

  • 6. Submit in MS Word format (do not use pdf)


  • Email Your Abstract to: Prof. Alan A. Lew <Alan.Lew @>


  • Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference scientific committee for quality and suitability to the conference themes.

  • All accepted abstracts will be posted here once the presentations program has been confirmed.


  • A combination of a special edition of Tourism Geographies (for some papers) and a post-conference book (for more papers) is planned for papers for the conference. All participants are encouraged to submit papers for this journal/book publication project. Journal submissions will undergo a double blind review process.  The conference secretariat will make final decisions on which papers to accept for the book.

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