TRACKS AND TOPICS

Conference tracks includes, but are not limited to, the following topics. These will be the sessions where panel speakers will talk about and the themes for delegates who wish to prepare their extended abstracts for presentation.

Community-based Tourism

Sports Tourism

Domestic Tourism

Smart Tourism

Events Tourism

Youth Empowerment

Cultural and Heritage Tourism

Medical Tourism

Ecotourism

Inclusive Tourism

Gastronomy and Culinary Tourism

Agritourism

Hospitality Service

Sounds in Experiential Travel

Tour Guide

Tourism Education

Tourism and SDGs

Resilience in Hospitality Industry

UCCN - City of Gastronomy

Destination Marketing

Entrepreneurship in Tourism

Business Events

Women in Tourism

Leisure and Recreation Tourism

Talent Development in Tourism

Coffee & Tea Tourism

 

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DAY 1 (01 SEPT 2022)

TIME
(GMT+8)

Program

Details

7:30 - 8:30

Registration

UCSI Hotel Level 4 Foyer

8:30 - 9:00

Arrival of Guest 

9:00 - 10:00

Opening Ceremony

Opening Remarks by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hiram Ting (MAS)

Opening Speech 1 by Mr. Harry Hwang (UNWTO)

Opening Speech 2 by Ms. Liz Ortiguera (PATA)

Officiating Speech by Minister (MTCP) - YB Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

10:00 - 10:30

Prof. Dr. Joseph M. Cheer (JPN)

10:30 - 11:30

Dr. Sara Currie (AUS)


Tan Sri Dr. Salleh Mohd. Nor (MAS)


Prof. Dr. Jennifer Chan (MAS)


Mr Jon Bruno (USA)

11:30 - 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30 - 14:30

Concurrent Session 1

ACA3*

ACA1

ACA2

ACA4

ACA5

14:30 - 15:30

Concurrent Session 2

ACA6*

15:30 - 16:30

Concurrent Session 3

ACA9*

ACA7

ACA8

Notes: 

IND: Industrial Panel Session

ACA: Academic Presentation Session

(*) means the session is conducted fully physically

Lunch, and afternoon tea are provided each day

WOR: Physical Workshop

KEY 1

DIA 1

Sustainable, Responsible, Regenerative: Bridging Theory, Practice, Policy, and Advocacy in Tourism and Hospitality

Partnership for Common Good: Who is Responsible for What?

IND 1

IND 2

IND 3

IND 4

IND 5

IND 6

Community-based Tourism

Sport Tourism

Destination Marketing

Smart Tourism

Cultural and Heritage Tourism

Youth Empowerment

IND 7

IND 8

IND 9

IND 10

IND 11

IND 12

Tour Guide

Ecotourism

Events Tourism

Inclusive Tourism

Gastronomy and Culinary Tourism

Sounds in Experiential Travel

WOR 1





WOR 2



WOR 3

A Dialogue with Emerald  Publishing and Journal Editor

Songs, Stories & Legends of Sarawak: A Music Therapy Experience

Tasting the Local Flavour of Coffee: Samples from Taiwan and Malaysia

TIME
(GMT+8)

DAY 2 (02 SEPT 2022)

Program

Details

7:00 - 8:00

Morning Exercise

8:30 - 9:30

Concurrent Session 4

ACA10*

ACA12*

ACA11

9:30 - 10:30

Concurrent Session 5

ACA13

ACA14

ACA15*

10:30 - 11:00

Ms. Audra Morrice (SIN)

11:00 - 12:00

Mr. Fergus Maclaren (CAN)


Prof. Dr. Zhang Chaozhi (CHI)


Ms. Hiroko Tsuboi-Friedman (JPN)

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 16:00

Borneo Cultural Museum 

Experiential Excursion

16:00 - 18:00

Kuching Immersive Tour (Programs subject to weather condition)

18:00 - 20:00

Networking Dinner

Appreciation Speech by Tourism Officials in Sarawak 

Appreciation Messages by Invited Guests/Selected Delegates

Cultural Performance

Notes: 

ACA: Academic Presentation Session

(*) means the session is conducted fully physically

WOR: Physical Workshop

IND: Industrial Panel Session

Lunch, and afternoon tea are provided each day

KEY 2

DIA 2

Sustainable and Gastronomy Tourism

Culture and Heritage Planning: Tourism Pressure and Impact

IND 13

IND 14

IND 15

IND 16

Coffee and Tea Tourism

Hospitality Service

Medical Tourism

Tourism Education

 

IND 17

IND 18

IND 19

 

Tourism and SDGs

UNESCO Creative Cities Network-City of Gastronomy

Agritourism



 

WOR 4



WOR 5



WOR 6


WOR 7

Health and Wellness Tourism: Morning Exercise

Creation and Sharing of Digital Media Tourism Content: Demonstration and Guidance

Wildlife Tourism Interpretation

Responsible Food Innovations

TIME
(GMT+8)

DAY 3 (03 SEPT 2022)

Program

Details

7:30 - 8:30

Registration

UCSI Hotel Level 4 Foyer

8:30 - 9:30

Concurrent Session 6

ACA16*

ACA17

9:30 - 10:30

Concurrent Session 7

ACA19

ACA18*

Closing Ceremony

10:30 - 12:00

Commentaries by Prof. Dr. Cheng Ming Yu (MAS), Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gretzel (USA), Ms. Sharon Parkinson (UK), Mr. Jon Bruno (USA), Dr. Sara Currie (AUS), Dr. Biplab Biswal (IDN), Mr. Heriyadi (INA), Ms. Nakamoto Kazue (JPN)

Award-giving Ceremony by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jessica Ho Sze Yin (MAS)

Closing Speech by Minister (MOTAC) - YB Dato' Sri Hajah Nancy Binti Shukri

ICRTH Handing-over by Rep from IPB University (INA) - Prof. Dr. Ir. Yanto Santosa

Closing Remarks by Mdm. Mukvinder Sandhu (MAS) & Asst. Prof. Lenny Yusrini (IDN)

12:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

Notes: 

IND: Industrial Panel Session

ACA: Academic Presentation Session

(*) means the session is conducted fully physically

Lunch, and afternoon tea are provided each day

WOR: Physical Workshop

IND 20

IND 21


IND 22

IND 24


IND 25


IND 26

Women in Tourism

Leisure and Recreation Tourism

Business Events

Discover and Recover: The bigger picture of entrepreneurship in tourism

Talent Development in Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Hospitality Industry Resilience

WOR 8



WOR 9




WOR 10

Thesis Management and Preparation for Viva Voce

Methodology in Social Science Research with Current Literature and Practices

Responsible Tourism and Hospitality Methodologies: Minding Our Ps and Qs

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CONFERENCE PROGRAMS

Opening Ceremony

Mode: Physical (Livestream) & Virtual

The conference will be officiated and opened by Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and Mr. Harry Hwang (UNWTO).

 

Keynote Speeches

Mode: Physical (Livestream) & Virtual

Keynote speeches will be delivered by international speakers, shedding light on tourism challenges and the ways forward. They are Ms. Anita Mendiratta (UNWTO), Prof. Dr. Joseph Cheer (Japan), Mr. Fergus Maclaren (ICOMOS) and many more!

Professional Dialogues

Mode: Physical (Livestream) & Virtual

Professional dialogues will feature national and international tourism professionals, discussing tourism issues and solutions.

 

Industrial Panel Sessions

Mode: Physical (Livestream) & Virtual

Industrial panel sessions are where speakers from different countries will talk about specific tourism topics. More than 20 sessions will be arranged in three days. All sessions will be recorded and uploaded on the conference website for (re)watch. Attendance in person is encouraged.

Academic Presentation Sessions

Mode: Physical (Livestream) & Virtual

Academic presentation sessions are for those who wish to present their research works, such as academics and graduate students. Extended abstracts which are accepted for presentation will be assigned timeslots and guidelines at a later date. While all abstracts will be published as conference proceedings with an ISBN, awards and publication opportunities will also be provided to quality abstracts. Physical presentation is encouraged.

Workshops

Mode: Physical

Workshops will be conducted physically at the conference venue concurrently with the industrial and academic sessions. There will be 9 workshops for delegates to choose from, featuring expert instructors in tourism research and practice.

 

Exhibitions

Mode: Physical

Excursion tour is complimentary for all delegates attending the conference in-person and it is scheduled on the second day. Delegates will visit Borneo Cultures Museum, the second largest museum in Southeast Asia and be taken on a city tour and/or a sunset river cruise.

 

Excursion Tour

Mode: Physical

Excursion tour is complimentary for all delegates attending the conference in-person and it is scheduled on the second day. Delegates will visit Borneo Cultures Museum, the second largest museum in Southeast Asia and be taken on a city tour and/or a sunset river cruise.

 

Networking Dinner

Mode: Physical

All delegates attending in-person will be ushered to the Networking Dinner right after the Excursion Tour. This is where delegates can spend good hours with the speakers and other delegates while trying local dishes. Note that Kuching City is part of UNESCO gastronomy network!

 

What's More?

Closing and Award-giving Ceremony, food and beverage testing corner (e.g., coffee), networking space etc.