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James Cook University Singapore

 18 January 

ASEAN Tourism Research Conference 2017





We invite potential authors to submit either a full paper or a poster for consideration by the scientific committee. The deadline for both poster and paper submission is extended to 20 December 2016


  • Papers should be no more than 3000 words (excluding references). Once accepted, the corresponding author will receive a notification. At least one of the authors must register and present the paper at the conference.

  • Manuscripts submitted to the ATRC 2017 should be original contribution not exceeding  3,000 words, and should not have been previously published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Individual and multiple authors are welcome to contribute.

  • Manuscripts should include the following first page:

    • Paper Title,

    • Name and affiliation of the authors (e.g. university name, country)

    • Abstract 

    • Keywords (3-5 words only)

  • Manuscripts main body should include : Introduction

    • Literature Review - Methodology - Findings 

    • Discussion - Conclusion - References

        Please download and use this template to write

        and submit your paper:

  • All contributions should follow the format and style described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 6th edition).

Please submit the full paper using the link  below:

Call for Papers



The ASEAN Tourism Research Conference (ATRC) 2017 aims to attract staff and students from institution and individual members with research interest related to the ASEAN region. The conference organizers invite papers, abstracts and presentations relevant to the theme of the conference “Shaping our Tourism Journey Together”.


Participants are welcome to present both empirical and conceptual research papers providing the basis for inspiring, critical and constructive sessions. We encourage multi-disciplinary submissions. The range of sub-topics related to the theme of the conference includes:

  • Regional integration process

  • Tourism Education in ASEAN

  • Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism in ASEAN

  • Challenges of tourism destination sustainability

  • Assessing progress in sustainable tourism

  • Tourism and governance

  • Mobilities

Who should attend? 
  • Academics and educators in tourism

  • Managers of hotels/restaurants/tourism businesses

  • Trainers in tourism/hospitality/restaurant fields

  • Tourism researchers and industry consultants

  • Interregional organisations with interest in tourism industry

  • Administrators of tourism management educational programs

  • Tourism industry executives and representatives of multinational firms

  • Financial institutions and tourism industry investors

  • Tourism policy makers and national tourism organisation directors

  • Students from hospitality & tourism programmes

  • Heritage and Cultural studies

  • Theoretical and methodological approaches

  • Product development and marketing

  • ASEAN as a destination

  • Transport and connectivity in ASEAN

  • Tourist Behaviour in ASEAN

  • Social entrepreneurship and community-based sustainable tourism

  • Other topics relevant to the ASEAN theme


  • Poster abstracts should be up to 400 words, summarizing the key points of the poster and with a maximum of 5 keywords that define the subject matter.

Please download the poster

template to prepare your


  • Poster contents should follow the template provided. They must be submitted to: 

Once accepted by the scientific committee, the author will receive a notification for poster presentation. At least one of the authors must register and present the paper at the conference.

Publication opportunities

Selected presented papers will be given the opportunity to be considered for journal publication with:

Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism (APJIHT) - ISSN:2289-1471


Conference Chairs

Dr. Jenny Panchal, James Cook University, Singapore

Assoc. Prof. Dr.Frederic Bouchon, Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Vikneswaran Nair, Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abhishek Bahti , James Cook University, Singapore

Dr. K. Thirumaran, James Cook University, Singapore

Dr. Jackie Ong, James Cook University, Singapore

Prof. Ney Baromey, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Dr. Anang Sutono, Bandung Institute of Tourism, Indonesia

Dr. Wientor Rah Mada, Bandung Institute of Tourism, Indonesia

Dr. Chondro Suryono, Trisakti School of Tourism, Indonesia

Dr. Paolo Mura, Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Toney Thomas, Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Dr. Conrado Inigo Jr, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Philippines

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Miguela Mena, University of the Philippines

Dr. Pornpisanu Promsivapallop, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Prathana Kannaovakun, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

Dr. Pham Quoc Loc, Hoa Sen University, Vietnam

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