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The International Conference on Responsible Tourism and Hospitality (ICRTH) is an academic cum professional (industry) event that aims to advance the discourse on responsible tourism for sustainable development. More than just an event, ICRTH is an avenue that brings tourism and hospitality stakeholders, including public sectors, private companies, academic institutions, associations, and local communities, together to share resources, network and build collaborations.


Tourism and Peace: Promote Peaceful and Inclusive Societies for Sustainable Development

Conference Chairs

Prof. Dr. Hiram Ting
Assist. Prof. Lenny Yusrini
Dr. Aaron Tham

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Theatre Hotel Kuching

187, Jalan Song Thian Cheok, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak


ICRTH2024 registration form

ICRTH 2024

Important Dates


More designated partners to be confirmed soon.

  1. Fee per pre-conference workshop, inclusive of morning/afternoon tea breaks and lunches. 

  2. The fee includes admission fee, morning/afternoon tea breaks and lunches for the 3-day conference, experiential excursion on second day and networking dinner on the first day. It does not include accommodation, transportation to the conference venue, breakfasts/dinners, and other personal expenses.

  3. Publication opportunities will be provided to extended abstracts selected by the Publication committee. The authors will be invited to submit their full papers after the conference. 

  4. Responsible Tourism Fieldwork is an optional post-conference activity. Transportation, accommodation, and meals are included.

  5. Networking dinner is included in the package for delegates who participate physically. Should any non-ICRTH 2024 delegate (e.g. a companion of a delegate) wish to join the networking dinner, please contact us at


Scope and Tracks
  1. Sustainable Tourism Practices and Peace
  2. Challenges and Risks in Tourism for Peace
  3. Impact of Sustainable Tourism on Peace
  4. Tourism and Conflict Resolution
  5. Tourism & Cultural Heritage Conservation in Asia
  6. Low Emission, Zero Waste & Biodiversity Conservation
  7. Tourism & SDGs
  8. Tourism & Community Empowerment
  9. Sustainable Hospitality Management
  10. The Future of Tourism & Hospitality Education
  11. Tourism, Innovation, & Destination Management
  12. Tourism Marketing & Entrepreneurship​
  13. Economic Impact of Tourism on Peace
  14. Technology and Innovation in Peaceful Tourism
  15. Inclusive Tourism for Accessible Society
  16. Regenerative Tourism
 General Admission

Impact Stories Submission and Presentation

Delegates including industry professionals, government agencies and associations are invited to share stories about their experience pertaining to the realm of responsible tourism. Impact Stories is all about storytelling – a platform for the sharing of best practices, exchanging of ideas, and conveying lessons learned. Through the art of storytelling, we aim to inspire, educate, and spark meaningful discussions that drive positive change in the tourism industry. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with fellow change-makers and contribute your story to the collective narrative of responsible tourism.

Written Submissions

All submissions must adhere to the following instructions:

  1. Content: 

    • Craft a compelling and insightful story that highlights your experience, challenges faced, and lessons learned in relation to tourism and hospitality in your localities.

    • Emphasize the positive impact your endeavors have had on the industry, community, or environment.

    • Highlight the connection between your work and the principles of responsible tourism.

    • Ensure clarity, engaging narration and relevance to the conference theme.

  2. Written submissions should contain only 700-1000 words.

  3. Written stories should be prepared according to the submission guidelines, using the provided template.

  4. The submission deadline is on 28 June 2024 (Friday).


Terms and Condition:​

  1. To encourage constructive and healthy discussions, stories should avoid political discussions, criticisms, and personal attacks.

  2. By submitting your story, you agree that ICRTH has the right to publish it. Your stories may be shared on official ICRTH platforms, including but not limited to the conference website, promotional materials, and social media channels.

  3. If your story includes third-party materials (images, quotes, etc.), ensure you have the necessary permissions to use and publish them. By submitting, you confirm that you have obtained consent to use any third-party materials included in your story.

  4. By submitting your story, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to comply with these terms and conditions. 

  5. The ICRTH organizers reserve the right to reject or remove any submission that violates these terms.

Submission format
  1. Use the provided template: ​

​2. Length: 700-1000 words only

3. Number of keywords: 3-5 keywords

4. Font and font size:  12 pt Times New Roman

5. Paragraph spacing: 1.5

6. Naming your file: [STORY][TITLE][YOURNAME]

    eg. [STORY][Responsible Tourism in Southeast Asia][Muhammad Arif Bin Addul]

  1. Presentation guidelines, schedule including venues will be informed on a later date.
  2. Outstanding stories and storytellers will be awarded during the conference closing ceremony. For the list of awards, please refer to Affiliated Journals and Awards.
  3. Submitted stories also have the chance to be featured in the ICRT-SEA Short Story collection, providing a platform to showcase your expertise and contribute to the wider discourse on responsible tourism.
Presentation format
  1. Use the provided presentation template: 
​   2. Mode: Physical
   3. Duration: 10 minutes
   4. Naming your file: [STORY][TITLE][YOURNAME]
       eg. [STORY][Responsible Tourism in Southeast Asia][Muhammad Arif Bin Addul]





Publication opportunities will be provided to extended abstracts selected by the Publication committee. The authors will be invited to submit their full papers after the conference.​

1) ICRTH2024 Affiliated Journals:
  • Journal of Responsible Tourism Management

  • Tourism Geographies (SSCI and SCOPUS Q1)

  • Young Consumers (ESCI and SCOPUS Q1)

  • Tourist Studies (SSCI and SCOPUS Q2)

  • International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration (ESCI and SCOPUS Q2)

  • Asian Journal of Business Research (SCOPUS Q2)

  • Asian Academy of Management Journal (SCOPUS Q3)

  • Southeast Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal

Special Issue for ICRTH2024
  • Tourist Studies

  • Young Consumers

    • AI and Ethical Consumerism Among Young Consumers (pdf)

Other Special Issues
  • International Journal of Spa and Wellness

    • Gastronomy and Wellbeing: A Global Perspective (pdf)

  • Journal of Ecotourism

    • Exploring the Role of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Conservation, and Responsible Travel in Ecotourism (pdf)

  • Journal of Sustainable Tourism

    • How the cost-of-living crisis affects sustainable tourism? Implications and Prospects (pdf)​

    • Rearming Ethnography for Sustainable Tourism (pdf)

2) ICRTH2024 Awards:
  • Best Paper Awards

  • Outstanding Story Awards

  • Best Academic Presenter Awards

  • Outstanding Story Teller Awards

  • Emerald Publishing Special Award


Best Presenter Awards by sessions are given to both delegates presenting physically and virtually.

Best Paper Awards, Outstanding Story, Emerald Publishing Special Award will only be given to those papers presented physically.


More to be confirmed

Mr. Harry Hwang
Mr. Harry Hwang

Director, Regional Department for Asia and The Pacific, United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Prof. Dr. Joseph M. Cheer
Prof. Dr. Joseph M. Cheer
Professor, Western Sydney University, Australia
Prof. Dr. Harold Goodwin
Prof. Dr. Harold Goodwin
Director, Responsible Tourism Partnership, United Kingdom
Mr. Fergus Maclaren
Mr. Fergus Maclaren
President, ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee ICTC and Principal, MAC-DUFF Tourism Heritage Planning, Canada
Dr. Arzyana Sunkar
Dr. Arzyana Sunkar
IPB University, Indonesia
Mrs. Manisha Pande
Mrs. Manisha Pande
Managing Director, Village Ways, India
Mr. Rupesh Kumar
Mr. Rupesh Kumar
State Responsible Tourism Mission Coordinator, Government of Kerala, India
Co-Founder, International Centre for Responsible Tourism, India
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ann Suwaree Ashton
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ann Suwaree Ashton
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Administration, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand
Prof. Dr. Ramayah Thurasamy
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Professor, School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Sebrina Wang
Prof. Dr. Sebrina Wang
Dean, International College, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism
Dr. Indra A/P Selvarajah
Dr. Indra A/P Selvarajah
Lecturer, Faculty of Human Ecology, Universiti Putra Malaysia
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