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The Centre for International Tourism and Events Management Research is pleased to announce the upcoming conference “The Silk Road and the Tourism and Hospitality Industries”, co-hosted by the Centre and five international research institutions. The conference, scheduled for 13-14th April, 2018, will bring together established academics and early career researchers from across the world, and will be a unique opportunity to explore an ancient phenomenon in the context of contemporary tourism and hospitality.
The Silk Road or Silk Route comprised a historic network of trade routes which for centuries were central to cultural interaction and economic cooperation through regions of the Asian continent, connecting the East and West from China to the Mediterranean Sea. Recent initiatives to reinvigorate the Silk Road have attracted growing attention from academic and practice communities alike; countries along the route, including China, Kazakhstan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, India and Russia, have sought to capitalise on the opportunities for international trade and cultural exchange represented by the corridor. With the increasing shift towards economic globalization, cultural diversity and the rapid development of information technology, the Silk Road offers tremendous opportunities for the tourism and hospitality industries – sectors underpinned by the movement and consumption behaviour of people across borders.
Co-organised by the Bang College of Business, KIMEP University (Kazakhstan), Oxford School of Hospitality Management, Oxford Brookes University (UK), School of Hotel and Tourism Management, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong, China), Mugla Sitki Kocman University (Turkey), Kyung Hee University (South Korea) and Tourism Academics Association (Turkey), this conference will address the socio-cultural, economic, political, environmental and technological complexities and challenges associated with the development of tourism and hospitality within the Silk Road.
We welcome both conceptual and empirical research papers that link knowledge to different regional and country contexts (including, but not limited to, countries such China, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran and Turkey) and advance tourism and hospitality research. Papers enhancing management practitioners’ understanding of the interactions and the evolving dyadic relationship between the Silk Road and the tourism and hospitality industries would also be well received. The committee hopes that participants will enjoy stimulating and thought-provoking sessions, lively social events and opportunities to develop research networks during the conference.
Papers are invited under the general theme of ‘The Silk Road and the Tourism and Hospitality Industries’ and might focus on the following research areas and sub-themes:
Selected full papers and case studies will be published in Central Asia Business Research Journal(ISSN: 2073-5901)
Please submit abstracts by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference registration fee includes coffee breaks and Saturday lunch