8th India International Hotel, Travel & Tourism Research Conference: Examining and Debating Trends, Challenges is scheduled on 16 th and 17 th February 2018 organised by Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, New Delhi.
The aim of this conference is to bring Industry Managers, Hospitality and Tourism Researchers together to close the gap between theory and practice. The conference will profile current and emerging trends, challenges and issues that face India’s hospitality and tourism operators in a high-growth business environment.
The Conference shall explore themes related to Hotel, Travel and Tourism focusing on a wide range of topics like Emerging Trends in Tourism, Travel and Hospitality; Contemporary Issues in Hospitality & Tourism; Natural Disaster, Climate Change &; Crisis Management in Tourism & Hospitality; Ecotourism, Green Practices &; Sustaining Environment in Hospitality &; Tourism; Virtual Tourism, e-Tourism, ICT and Travel Technologies; Food Safety, Quality and Innovations; Tourism & Hospitality Marketing Strategies and Consumer Behaviour; Hospitality & Tourism Education and Training; and Managing Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism.
The confirmed Keynote Speakers for the conference are Professor Haiyan Song, Associate Dean (Research) and Chair Professor Mr and Mrs Chan Chak Fu Professor in International Tourism, School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Dr. Mohinder Chand, Chairman, Department of Tourism &; Hotel Management, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India and Dr. Nimit Chowdhary, Professor and HOD, Department of Tourism, Hotel, Hospitality and Heritage Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi.
The programme will include workshops, panel discussion as well as formal presentations along with keynote addresses from the eminent speakers from both industry and academia.
The previous conferences held at BCIHMCT, were well attended by national and international delegates from New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Spain, UK, Taiwan, USA, Canada, South Korea, Israel, South Africa and Malaysia.
Original articles, research papers and case studies that highlight the issues related to the theme in different aspects from academicians, practitioners and policy makers that are accepted shall also be published in the annual Hospitality Management Journal, “Indian Journal of Applied Hospitality & Tourism Research” Vol. 10, (ISSN 0975-4954) or in an ISBN book (ISBN: 978-81- 920850-7- 4). The journal is indexed with ISRA: Journal-Impact-Factor (JIF); ISRA: Research Unique Number (RUN).