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ASEAN Tourism Research Conference (ATRAC) 2019

Hoa Sen University I Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam I 18 - 20 January 2019



We invite potential authors to submit a full paper for consideration by the scientific committee. The deadline for  paper submission is  21 December 2018


  • 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 ATRAC 2019 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

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        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 (ATRAC) 2019 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 “ASEAN: The Power of One”.


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

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


Conference Chair

Dr. Vu Tuong Thuy, Vice President, Hoa Sen University, Vietnam

Dr. Le Minh Thanh, Vice Dean, Faculty of Tourism, Hoa Sen University, Vietnam


Scientific Committee

Dr. Le Minh Thanh, Hoa Sen University, Vietnam (Chair)

Dr. Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan, Taylor's University, Malaysia

Dr. Jenny Panchal, James Cook University, Singapore

Dr. Anang Sutono, Bandung Institute of Tourism, Indonesia

Prof. Dr. Victor Wee, Taylor's University, Malaysia

Dr. Hema Subramonian, Taylor's University, Malaysia

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

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ha Thi Ngoc Oanh, Hoa Sen University, Vietnam

Dr. Prathana Kannaovakun, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

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