conference (IcoHoTS)


Creative Tourism, Embracing Change and Technology

13 - 14 December 2021

Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK),

Kelantan, Malaysia

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About 4th HTC & 1st IcoHoTS 2021 

The Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management Universiti Teknologi MARA is proud to announce its 4th Hospitality and Tourism Conference (HTC) 2021 with the theme “Creative Tourism, Embracing Change and Technology”. The organizer would like to invite participants from various backgrounds such as industry practitioners, academic members and governments to join the conference as a paper presenter or audience sharing their experiences, current works and case studies on related topics ranging from tourism, hospitality and wellness entrepreneurship and technology. HTC 2021 will be held concurrently with the 1st International Conference on Hospitality, Tourism and Wellness (IcoHoTS 2021) organized by The Faculty of Hospitality, Tourism and Wellness, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) .  The conference is scheduled to be held full ONLINE through Zoom applications on 13th and 14th December 2021. This joint conference is hoped to attract more participants to exchange ideas and experiences in developing creative tourism in response to unprecedented Covid19 pandemic that changes the landscape of the global tourism industry. The conference will provide research platform for delegates to showcase all aspect of research findings of hospitality and tourism with peers, practitioners and academics and how better to utilize the research output for the benefits of academics and practitioners in an innovative, technology adaptability and creative way. All accepted paper will be published in Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, ISSN 1985-8914. We welcome submissions that are empirical in nature and hope to see all participants in VIRTUAL.


This year’s conference features panel sessions and keynote speakers on a various topic from academic institutes such as academic professionals, Prof Dr Amran Hamzah, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Dr Marko Perić, Vice Dean for International Affairs, University of Rijeka, Croatia.

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)”.



All accepted papers will be published in Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, eISSN 2590-3837 subject to compliance with the journals' editorial standards and procedures including publication and proofreading fees (if applicable). This journal is indexed by MyCite, ASEAN Citation Index, CABI, Google Scholar, UGC, Cabell Directories, ISC, C.I.R.E.T and DOAJ. Only selected paper will be published in Scopus/WOS journal with additional fees.

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Faculty of Hospitality, Tourism and Wellness,

Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK),

Taman Bendahara, Pengkalan Chepa, 16100 Kota Bharu, Kelantan

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