International Tourism


International Tourism Conference, Bangkok, 14-15 May 2009, Chaired by Gaysorn Chansiri, Robert Mckenzie, Christophe Mercier and Lavanchawee Sujarittanonta; Deadline 26 Mar

Call for Papers: Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism Management

"Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism Management: Beyond the Global Economic Recession"

International Tourism Conference Organized by Silpakorn University International College (Thailand, in cooperation with Perpignan University and Institute Vatel (France). Scheduled for 14-15th May, 2009

Silpakorn University

International College


International Tourism Conference

14-15th May, 2009

Vatel Restaurant, Talingchan, Bangkok




First Call for Papers (case studies welcome)


"Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism Management:

Beyond the Global Economic Recession"



Organized by Silpakorn University International College (Thailand) in cooperation with Perpignan University and Institute Vatel (France).


Concept papers, full papers and case studies are invited for presentation and poster presentations. We are inviting scholars and practitioners to submit papers for presentations related to the conference theme of Tourism Management and Sustainability.



Electronic submissions are required in either PDF or Word format. E-mail your abstract (and full paper if available now) to the Conference Chairs at



FINAL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY Tuesday 7th April, 2009.

We will respond quickly after receiving your submission, through a rolling review and acceptance /rejection procedure. 


All accepted presentations and papers will be published as either long abstracts or full papers as conference proceedings.




The conference aims to raise awareness over the future impact of tourism and its effects upon society.

The current economic recession has left many countries around the world asking various questions about tourism and how it might make a bigger contribution to Gross Domestic Product’s (GDP).  To assist with local economies, emerging tourist destinations and traditional popular hotspots will look to entice tourists. The current situation is therefore an opportunistic time for all stakeholders involved in the tourism industry to think carefully about the goals, strategies and implications of tourism for the future.


The topics include all disciplines related to tourism management and sustainability including:-

Pro Poor Tourism, Human Resources Development, Socio Cultural Impacts, spirituality, environmental issues, sustainability, Consumer Behavior, tourism and hospitality education etc.


The conference is aimed at policy makers, industry practitioners, academics and hospitality/ tourism training institutions.


GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION (All submissions are refereed):


  • Abstracts may be from 1 to 2 pages in lengthFull papers should be a maximum of 20 pages (approximately 250 words per page, 12 font double spaced) words.


  • Submissions should include: A separate title page which clearly indicates the name(s) of the presenting author(s) and other co-author(s), affiliation(s), complete mailing address(es), phone numbers and email address(es) and the title of the paper; and up to four key words that describe the paper. (Providing your mobile phone number would be appreciated in case of emergency.)


  • The text of the full paper, abstract or proposal must include the title, but should not include the name(s) of the author(s) as papers will be blind reviewed.


For details of the conference location, please visit our website at




Conference Chairs: –


Assoc Prof. Dr Gaysorn Chansiri (Phd)

SUIC Deputy Director (Academic Affairs)


Robert Mckenzie

SUIC Business Development Director


Christophe Mercier

SUIC Program Manager, MBA Hotel & Tourism Management


Lavanchawee Sujarittanonta (Phd)

SUIC Research Team Leader





General inquiries may be made to:-