Call for papers

The HTC & IcoHoTS 2021 conference will focus on a broad range of topics related to education, industry, and research in hospitality and tourism industry. Despite the specificity of the theme, the Conference organiser also invite papers relevant to hospitality and tourism management. Any research works related to other areas of the Hospitality and Tourism will be accepted for presentation if considered relevant throughout the blind refereeing process. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, we provide a solution to the participant to join our conference through "Online Video Presentation (OVP)”.


Important Dates

Call for paper: 30th April 2021

Extended Full Paper Submission Deadline: 31 August 2021 

Registration and Payment deadline for authors extended: 30th November 2021

Conference Dates: 13th and 14th December 2021



Creative Tourism, Embracing Change and Technology

Presentations and discussions will include, but not limited to, the following themes/topics within the domain of hospitality and tourism




  • Innovation and New Approaches in Sustainable Tourism Research Education Cooperation and Linkage with Higher Tourism Education

  • Curriculum Design and Pedagogies in Tourism Education  

  • Global Trend in Tourism and Hospitality for its Sustainability

  • Concept and Implementation of Green Tourism

  • Politic and Regulation towards Sustainable Tourism

  • Communication in Community Based Tourism

  • Conflict Resolution in the Tourism Destination

  • Planning and

  • Managing the Nature/Marine/Eco Based Tourism

  • Rural and Cultural Tourism Development

  • MICE, special event and sport tourism 

  • Medical tourism and wellness management

  • Traditional Culinary as a Strategy to Strengthened Food Security

  • Competitiveness, sustainability and corporate social responsibility

  • Service excellence and service quality

  • Halal/Sharia Compliant

  • Social media, emerging technologies and e-tourism

  • Consumer behavior, decision making, experience and satisfaction

  • Crisis management in hospitality and tourism

  • Innovation and creativity

  • Tourism economics and forecasting

  • Financial and performance management

  • Education and training

  • Quality management in hospitality and tourism

  • Responsible and ethical practices in hospitality and tourism

  • Contemporary issues and trends in hospitality and tourism research

  • and other topics of contemporary significance in hospitality and tourism













conference (IcoHoTS)


Creative Tourism, Embracing Change and Technology

13 - 14 December 2021

Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK),

Kelantan, Malaysia

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