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China Tourism Forum 2019-USA
July 21-22, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

Research Topics

The theme of this year’s forum is “Riding Opportunities Ahead.” The forum focuses on a broad range of contemporary topics relevant to international tourism and hospitality, particularly those related to China’s tourism and hospitality industry. We invite research abstracts on areas including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Emerging Issues in China’s Inbound and Outbound Tourism
  • Culture and Tourism Development
  • Tourism and Hospitality Investment in China and Chinese Investment in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Information and Technology Development and Smart Tourism in China
  • Human Resource Management in China’s Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • Business Ethics in China’s Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • Market forecasting
  • Chinese Tourist Behavior
  • Social Media
  • Big Data and Marketing
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Destination Image and Branding
  • Green Tourism and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • “One Belt One Road” and Tourism
  • Regional Tourism Policy, Planning, and Development
  • Sharing Economy in China
  • Tourism Economics in China
  • Other papers related to the theme of the Forum

Formatting guidelines

To present in the academic track of the forum, authors are requested to submit a 2-page abstract of the paper. The first page should be the cover page indicating the author’s name and affiliation only. The abstract should be double-spaced, font-size 12 and should be submitted in English.

Submission deadline

All submissions should be sent to Dr. Yang Yang (

Extended deadline of submission is May 15, 2019.

Review and acceptance

All submissions will go through a double-blind peer review. Once accepted, at least one of the authors must register to present the paper at the Forum.

Accepted papers will be notified by May 17, 2019.