December 2018
Volume 19, Issue 5
Newsletter of School of Hotel & Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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SHTM to Host APacCHRIE and EuroCHRIE Joint Conference
Hosted by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), and co-organised by APacCHRIE and EuroCHRIE, the 2019 APacCHRIE & EuroCHRIE Joint Conference cum 4th Global Tourism and Hospitality Conference will be held on 22-25 May at the SHTM's groundbreaking hotel, Hotel ICON, in Hong Kong.

Taking the theme East Meets West in Hospitality and Tourism Education, this historic event will take place at the very heart of where East meets West - Hong Kong, a dynamic and vibrant city that connects the world. The ideas presented and discussed here will shape the future of the hospitality and tourism industry worldwide.

The 2019 Conference will focus on a broad range of topics related to tourism, hospitality and design. For the first time, the SHTM will include design-related topics in view of its special collaboration with PolyU School of Design. Possible topics for submission are as follows:

Big Data and Marketing Knowledge Economies, Knowledge Management
Community Resilience and Social Capital MICE Development and Tourism Crisis Management in the Tourism Industry
Consumer Behaviour in Hospitality & Tourism Multi-Disciplined Issues Related to Tourism and Tourism Education
Contribution of Technology to Industry Papers Related to the Theme of "One Belt One Road"
Culture, Localisation and Globalisation Public-Private Partnerships
Case Studies on Tourism & Hospitality, Development, Marketing and Management Rural Tourism and Green Tourism
Contemporary Issues in Tourism & Hospitality Industry Education and Research Rural Tourism and Poverty Alleviation
Contest and Cooperation on Tourism within Asia- Pacific Areas Service Design
Current Issues in Education for Tourism & Hospitality Smart Tourism and Innovations
Destination Marketing Social Innovation
E-commerce and Travel Agency Management Social Media and Sharing Economy
Emerging Issues in Tourism & Hospitality Research Sustainable Development Strategy
Ethics, Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility Stakeholders' Cooperation in Tourism Development
Experience-based Co-design Tourism Consumer Behaviour
Food Service and Food Habits Tourism Economics
Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour Tourism Human Resource and Training
Hospitality Management and Marketing Tourism Impact Assessment
ICT and Social Networks Tourism Planning and Sustainable Tourism
Implications of Technology and Media in Tourism Transnational Market Analysis and Forecast
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Other papers related to the theme of the Conference

Important dates
Abstract or full paper submission - by 27 January 2019
Final version submission - by 31 March 2019

Paper submission -
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The 2019 Conference will serve as an excellent platform for academics, industry leaders, journal editors, young scholars and researchers to develop the roadmap for the future of the global hospitality and tourism sector. For more details of the 2019 Conference, please visit

At the same time on 23-24 May, the 2019 APacCHRIE & EuroCHRIE Joint Youth Conference will take place at PolyU Jockey Club Innovation Tower. Please visit for further information.

2019 will be a special year for the SHTM as it will mark the School's 40th anniversary. As we look forward to welcoming everyone to the Conference and to the celebrations, we also look forward to the close collaboration with APacCHRIE and EuroCHRIE and the role that both federations will continue to play in advancing hospitality and tourism education and research internationally.
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