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7th International Tourism Conference

First Announcement
INCLUSIVE GROWTH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: AGENDA FOR
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
(6th 8th February, 2015)
at

Manali (Himachal Pradesh), India

We recognize that people are at the center of sustainable development and in this regard, we strive for a world which is just, equitable and inclusive and
we commit to work together to promote sustained and inclusive economic growth, social development, environmental protection and thereby to benefit
all..Rio+20 Outcome document, The Future We Want, June 2012 (paragraph 6)

THE ORGANISER:
INDIAN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY CONGRESS (ITHC)
Formerly known as Indian Tourism Congress (ITC), is a non-political, non-commercial organization
of tourism academicians. It was formed in 2002 by group of leading tourism and hospitality
academicians with the purpose to enhance the standard of teaching and research, further to
promote its orderly growth and development needed to cater tourism industry.

7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY CONGRESS

INTRODUCING THE CONFERENCE THEME


United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIII, Doha Qatar 2012) has
noted that tourism is primarily a private-sector-driven activity. However, without effective,
coherent and coordinated government policies and actions in other sectors on which tourism
activities depend, tourism would fail to exploit fully its potential for inclusive and sustainable
growth and development. Worse, financial leakages, that is, the loss in tourism revenue due to
the need to procure tourism-related goods and services from abroad, can significantly erode
the positive economic benefits of tourism and make a country vulnerable to adverse
environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts. Since always, there is a point of
discussions that whether tourism helps a community become more attractive and prosperous
or it brings changes in the indigenous social pattern. Advocates of tourism vouch for economic
development as with tourism process the money flow in community and as result the
community develop. But on the other hand some oppose tourism process on account of
negative impacts. However, many factors need to be evaluated when community leaders
design their master plan for local development. These factors include land use, transportation,
education, utilities, fire and police protection, government regulations, labour, housing and
commercial and industrial activity. The conference discussion is expected to shed new light on
policies and measures that developing countries need to pursue to develop an internationally
competitive tourism sector as part of national strategies towards inclusive and sustainable
growth and development.

SUB-THEMATIC AREAS
In particular, conference will try to figure out the achievements of agendas of tourism
development process on the basis of addressing contemporary practices, trends and
innovations. However following thematic areas, which conference will try to address, can give
you an indication of conference discussions:

Tourism Development: Tourism Policy, Tourism Planning and Development, Goals of


Inclusive growth.
Niche tourism: Adventure Tourism, Backpacker Tourism, Holiday Tourism, Volunteer
Tourism,
Community and Tourism: Tourism for social development, Economics and tourism
Sustainable Tourism Development: Green Tourism, Ecotourism, Green Hospitality Industry.
Hospitality Industry: Trends in hospitality industry, Strategic local business perspectives in
tourism and hospitality industry, Selling the new hospitality ideas, Making tourism and
hospitality industry healthy and clean, Trends in Culinary Arts, Trends in F&B Service sector,
Technologies for Hotel Industry.
Dynamism in tourism and hospitality academics, Ethics.
Exemplary Case studies on the thematic area.
Note: Above list of thematic areas is not exhaustive one. Related researches would also be
highly appreciated.

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7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY CONGRESS

WHO CAN ATTEND?


The conference is aimed at providing a meeting ground for the Intellectual and Professional
experts/ resource base in tourism. It welcomes for participation, all of the following:
Academicians
Policy Makers
Travel Writers
Research Scholars
Entrepreneurs
Trade Professionals
CONTRIBUTION
Persons interested to participate in the conference are welcome to contribute their research
papers/ research notes/ case studies/ brief research notes on the themes or related subjects with
specific recommendations for discussions in technical sessions. Abstract of maximum 300 words in
MS-word format (letter size 12 point, Times New Roman font) should reach by 15th November 2014
on the following address: news.tourismcongress@gmail.com

PAPER FORMAT GUIDELINES FOR PAPER SUBMISSION


1. Timetable for Submissions
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Submission of Abstract: by 15 November 2014.
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Authors have to submit their full-length papers in the following format by 15 December 2014.
2. Format for Papers
All papers must be consistent in format and layout as follows:
Papers must start with a title page but showing only:
Title:
Author(s):
Contact Details:
Authors Bio-data:
Abstract:
Keywords:
Originality statement:

Not more than ten words bold centred 14 point Arial


Name, position, organisation bold centred 12 point Arial (2
lines each author)
Full address, phone, fax, email, web site (if any) centred 12
point Arial
Authors should provide their biographical details, not more than
100 words.
Between 250-300 words.
Up to five keywords to be provided for indexing, cataloguing and
classification purposes
Author(s) must write a line about the originality of research paper
and permission to ITHC for the publication of same.

There should be no author identification after the title page. The page following the title page
should show only: Title, then the abstract within the paper, then the main text
Main Text:

Minimum 3,000 maximum 6,000 words including tables, figures


and references single-spaced
- All photographs should be in High Resolution (More than
200 dpi) JPEG format.
- Authors must try to fit in all the tables in the end of paper.

Page numbering:

All pages should be numbered in footer in the bottom centre of


each page

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7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY CONGRESS

Headers:

Please leave empty so that we can add the conference title, date
and location to every page

Citations and References:

Harvard style.
References in the text should be cited by the author's name and
year of publication in brackets e.g. (Cohen, 1999: 22).
Where there are two or more references to one author for the
same year, the following form should be used: (Tribe, 1999a),
(Tribe, 1999b).
Where references include three or more authors the form
(Cooper et al., 1999) should be used.
A full list of references including all authors in alphabetical order
should be given at the end of the paper. References should
conform to the following convention:
Gautam, P. and Kulshreshtha, S. (2010) Hospitality Education. In
A.K. Singh (ed.) In Search of Hospitality. New Delhi: Concept
Publisher, 276-292.
Barron, P. and Prideaux, B. (1998) Hospitality Education in
Tanzania: is there a need to develop environmental awareness?
Journal of Sustainable Tourism 6(3), 224-237.
Bansal, S.P. and P. Gautam (2007) Sustainable Tourism
Development. New Delhi: Indus.

Software package:
Paper size:
Spacing:
Font:
Margins:

Headings:
Secondary Headings:
Third-order Headings:

MS Word
A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Portrait
Single, one blank line between paragraphs, no indents
Arial size 11, justified
Top: 2.54cm
Bottom: 2.54cm
Left: 2.54 cm
Right: 2.54 cm
Capitals, bold, left margin
Lower case, italics, bold, left margin
Lower case, bold, indent

3. Content of Papers
Papers should demonstrate critical rigour and make clear their contribution to knowledge. They should
also state their implications in relation to the theme of the conference, and their contribution to one or
more of research, education, policy or practice
4. Publication of Accepted Papers
Prior to the conference, Indian Tourism and Hospitality Congress plans to bring out next issue of
International Journal Tourism Innovations and an edited book from a reputed publisher bearing
ISBN number. It is desired that research papers should be submitted well in time and strictly as
per the guidelines.

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7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY CONGRESS


5. Format for Presentations
The presentation should be prepared using Microsoft PowerPoint. The presentation will then be copied
onto a CD Rom and will be ready for you to present at your allotted time. Not more than 15 PowerPoint
slides should be included covering background, aims, methodology and findings.
PROGRAM OUTLINE
DATE AND DAY

DETAIL

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Arrival and Breakfast


Inaugural Session
Technical Sessions
Lunch
Adventure Activities
Sight Seeing of Naggar Village and Ananda Project
Evening Bonfire and Dinner

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Breakfast
Technical Sessions
Sight Seeing of Solang Valley
Lunch
Free to Explore Manali Town
Bon fire and Dinner at Morpheus Valley Resort

6 February 2015
(Friday)

7 February 2015
(Saturday)

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8 February 2015
Break fast
(Sunday)
Valedictory
Adventure activities available for delegates: Burma Bridge, tyrolean traverse, River Crossing, Nature
Treks. (Under the supervision of certified instructors)
Optional Adventure Activities (on payment basis): Rock Climbing, Rappelling, River Rafting. (Under
the supervision of certified instructors)

IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract Submission:
Notification of Abstract Acceptance:
Last date of registration:
Date of full paper submission:

15 November 2014
20 November 2014
15 December 2014
15 December 2014

Conference Venue: Morpheus Valley Resort, Raison (Kullu-Manali)

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7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY CONGRESS

REGISTRATION FEE (per person)


1. ITHC (formerly ITC) members @ Rs. 4000/- per person on twin sharing basis (Spouse of
ITHC members package would be considered same as for ITHC members)
2. Non ITHC members @ Rs. 4500/- per person on twin sharing basis.
Category

ITHC members
Non ITC Member
Accompanying
Person
Foreign Delegate

Category
Code

Early Bird Registration Fee (before


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30 November 2014)

With
Accommodation

Without
Accommodation

Registration Fee
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After 30
November 2014
(subject to
availability)
With
Accommodation

Supplement cost

MEM
N-MEM
ACC

4000
4500
4000

2500
3000
2500

5000
5500
5000

For extra night


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including dinner (5
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February or 8
February)
1300
1300
1300

FOR

250 USD

200 USD

300 USD

50 USD

(Amount in INR) (1USD = INR 62)


Registration Fee includes:
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5.
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Conference Kit
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Accommodation for two nights (on 6 and 7 February) on twin sharing basis in huts/guest
houses/hotels.
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All meals on 6 and 7 February including Gala Dinner on 6 February and breakfast on 8
February.
Adventure activities as mentioned above (Burma Bridge, tyrolean traverse, River Crossing)
(under the supervision of certified instructors)
Half day sightseeing tour of Naggar Village including visit to Rorick Art Gallery, and visit to
Ananda Project (To know more about Ananda Project please visit http://www.anandaproject.org)
Half Day Sight Seeing of Solang Valley and Manali Town.

Please note:

The sightseeing visits depend upon the favorable climatic conditions. In the month of February the
probability of snowfall in the Kullu-Manali valley is quite high.
Delegates can also avail optional additional night stay on payment basis.

Payment Instruction: (non refundable)


The Payment should be through Cash/Cheque/Demand Draft/E-transfer in favor of M/S Himalayan
Vagabond Adventures payable at Kullu. Contact details Mr.B.D. Negi (09817907188)
M/S Himalayan Vagabond Adventures
Account No. : 0274002100002691
Bank: Punjab National Bank
Branch: Akhara Bazar, Kullu (Himachal Pradesh)
IFSC Code: PUNB0027400
MICR CODE: 175024002

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7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY CONGRESS

Conference Advisory Committee

Dr. Khamidov Obidjon, Tashkent State University of Economics, Uzbekistan


Dr. Asad Mohsin, Waikato Management School, The University of Waikato, New Zealand
Dr. D.A.C. Silva, Director General, SLITHM, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Prof. Amitabh Upadhya, Skyline University College, University City of Sharjah UAE |
Mr. Jyoti Kumar Chandel, Department of Management, Waljat College of Applied Sciences, Muscat
Dr. Sanjay Nadkarni, Jumeriah Group of Institutes for Hotel Management, Dubai, UAE
Dr. Rau, Pradeep A, Co-Chair of the Department of Marketing, Funger Hall 301, Washington, DC
Dr. Toney K. Thomas, Deputy Dean, School of Tourism, Taylor's University, Malaysia
Prof. Kapil Kumar, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
Prof. Sitikantha Mishra, All India Council of Technical Education
Prof. S.C. Bagri, Vice Chancellor, Himgiri Zee, University, Uttrakhand
Prof. O.P. Kandhari, Budhelkhand University, Jhansi, U.P.
Dr. P. Narayana Reddy, Director, Dr. Y.S.R. NITHM, Telangana State
Prof. Anjaneya Swami, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
Prof. Manjula Chaudhary, President, Indian Tourism and Hospitality Congress
Prof. S.P. Bansal, Secretary-General, Indian Tourism and Hospitality Congress
Prof. Sandeep Kulshreshtha, Sr. Vice President, Indian Tourism and Hospitality Congress
Prof. Deepak Raj Gupta, Vice President, Indian Tourism and Hospitality Congress

CONFERENCE CONTACTS:
SECRETARY GENERAL ITHC
Prof. S.P. Bansal,
Vice Chancellor,
Maharaja Agrasen University
Atal Shiksha Kunj, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh
+91 94181 41389 (Mobile)
spbansal_mtahpu@rediffmail.com

SR. VICE PRESIDENT - ITHC


Prof. Sandeep Kulshreshtha
Director,
Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management
Govindpuri, Gwalior (M.P.)
+91 98262 14448 (Mobile)
sankul7@rediffmail.com

For any query please contact:


Email: news.tourismcongress@gmail.com
Or call +91 9815976444 (Dr. Prashant Gautam, Treasurer - ITHC, University Institute of Hotel
Management and Tourism UIHMT, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014)

Website: www.indiantourismcongress.org