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PROGRAM & AGENDA
TOPICS
DESTINATION INFO
CONTACT

The 20th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students Research in Tourism


The aim of APF is to provide a “research forum” for postgraduate students and faculty engaged in research and postgraduate education in hospitality and tourism. The focus of the forum is to promote collaborative research and academic exchange; to create a platform for information exchange between forum participants through research and networking. The forum will feature keynote speakers from distinguished academics and industry leaders in the field of tourism and hospitality, as well as peer-reviewed papers for stand-up presentations and for poster presentations by the forum participants.

PROGRAM & AGENDA

(12-14 JUNE 2024)
At Duangjitt Resort & Spa, Patong,
Phuket, Thailand

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DAY 01 (12 JUNE 2024)

  • From
    To
    8:30 AM
    9:15 AM
    Forum Registration

    Duangchanok Hall 2


  • From
    To
    9:15 AM
    9:30 AM
    Introduction and Opening Address

    Duangchanok Hall 2


  • From
    To
    9:30 AM
    9:50 AM
    Group photo, Coffee Break

    Duangchanok Hall 2


  • From
    To
    9:51 AM
    10:50 AM
    Plenary Session 1
    Professor Gang Li (Professor of Tourism Economics, University of Surrey)

    Duangchanok Hall 2


  • From
    To
    10:51 AM
    12:50 PM
    Parallel Session 1A (Concurrent Session 1)

    Duangchanok Hall 2


  • From
    To
    10:51 AM
    12:50 PM
    Parallel Session 1B (Concurrent Session 1)

    Duangthip


  • From
    To
    10:51 AM
    12:50 PM
    Parallel Session 1C (Concurrent Session 1)

    Duangkaew


  • From
    To
    10:51 AM
    12:50 PM
    Parallel Session 1D (Concurrent Session 1)

    Duangmanee


  • From
    To
    10:51 AM
    12:50 PM
    Parallel Session 1E (Concurrent Session 1)

    Duangkamol


  • From
    To
    12:51 PM
    2:00 PM

    Lunch-time


  • From
    To
    2:01 PM
    2:30 PM
    Poster Session


  • From
    To
    2:31 PM
    4:30 PM
    Parallel Session 2A (Concurrent Session 2)

    Duangchanok Hall 2


  • From
    To
    2:31 PM
    4:30 PM
    Parallel Session 2B (Concurrent Session 2)

    Duangthip


  • From
    To
    2:31 PM
    4:30 PM
    Parallel Session 2C (Concurrent Session 2)

    Duangkaew


  • From
    To
    2:31 PM
    4:30 PM
    Parallel Session 2D (Concurrent Session 2)

    Duangmanee


  • From
    To
    2:31 PM
    4:30 PM
    Parallel Session 2E (Concurrent Session 2)

    Duangkamol


  • From
    To
    6:31 PM
    9:30 PM
    Welcome Dinner

    TBA


DAY 02 (13 JUNE 2024)

  • From
    To
    8:30 AM
    9:00 AM
    Forum Registration

    Duangchanok Hall 2


  • From
    To
    9:01 AM
    10:00 AM
    Plenary Session 2
    Bhummikitti Ruktaengam (President, Sustainable Tourism Development Foundation)

    Duangchanok Hall 2


  • From
    To
    10:01 AM
    10:15 AM
    Coffee Break

    Duangchanok Hall 2


  • From
    To
    10:16 AM
    12:15 PM
    Parallel Session 3A (Concurrent Session 3)

    Duangchanok Hall 2


  • From
    To
    10:16 AM
    12:15 PM
    Parallel Session 3B (Concurrent Session 3)

    Duangthip


  • From
    To
    10:16 AM
    12:15 PM
    Parallel Session 3C (Concurrent Session 3)

    Duangkaew


  • From
    To
    10:16 AM
    12:15 PM
    Parallel Session 3D (Concurrent Session 3)

    Duangmanee


  • From
    To
    10:16 AM
    12:15 PM
    Parallel Session 3E (Concurrent Session 3)

    Duangkamol


  • From
    To
    12:16 PM
    2:30 PM

    Lunch-time


  • From
    To
    2:31 PM
    4:30 PM
    Parallel Session 4A (Concurrent Session 4)

    Duangchanok Hall 2


  • From
    To
    2:31 PM
    4:30 PM
    Parallel Session 4B (Concurrent Session 4)

    Duangthip


  • From
    To
    2:31 PM
    4:30 PM
    Parallel Session 4C (Concurrent Session 4)

    Duangkaew


  • From
    To
    2:31 PM
    4:30 PM
    Parallel Session 4D (Concurrent Session 4)

    Duangmanee


  • From
    To
    2:31 PM
    4:30 PM
    Parallel Session 4E (Concurrent Session 4)

    Duangkamol


  • From
    To
    6:30 PM
    9:30 PM
    Farewell Gala Dinner

    TBA


DAY 03 (14 JUNE 2024)

  • From
    To
    1:00 PM
    4:00 PM
    Technical Visit


TOPICS

This is the initial call for research papers. Authors are invited to submit papers across a wide spectrum of tourism and hospitality related research, including but not limited to:

Contemporary Issues in Tourism and Hospitality Education and Research

Multi-disciplined Issues Related to Tourism and Hospitality Education

Tourism Planning and Tourism Impact Assessment

Policies and Regulations Affecting Tourism

Tourism Consumer Behavior

Impact and Implication of Digital Technologies and Social Media in Tourism and Hospitality

Destination Marketing

E-commerce and Travel Agency Management

Sustainable Tourism and Nature/Eco-Tourism

Contest and Cooperation on Tourism with Asia-Pacific Areas

MICE Development and Tourism Crisis Management in Tourism Industry

Transnational Market Analysis and Forecast

Human Resource Management in Tourism and Hospitality

Hospitality Management and Marketing

Foodservice and Food Habits

Stakeholders’ Cooperation in Tourism Development

Case studies on Tourism and Hospitality Development, Marketing and Management

REGISTRATION FEE

$150

Regular (Non-Student)
Register Now

$120

Student
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DESTINATION INFO

The useful information to stay in Phuket.

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    VENUES

    Daungjitt Resort & Spa is the place where APF2024 is held. It is located near Patong Beach, just a 4-minute walk from its lobby. The 20th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students Research in Tourism participants get room rates lower than usual. Please click the link for the reservation of APF2024 accommodations. (Special Rate)

    For more information about Duangjitt Resort & Spa, click the resort website. We suggest taking a taxi from Phuket International Airport to the 20th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students Research in Tourism venue. It is the quickest way to get to the venue at about 1 hour. The taxi fare is about 1000 baht. Please avoid the morning and evening rush hour because it might take up to 1.30 hours.

    ACCOMMODATIONS

    Accommodations around Duangjitt Resort and Spa

    distance ~0.5 kM

    distance ~0.6 - 0.7 KM

    distance ~0.8-1.0 kM

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    SPEAKERS

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    Professor Gang Li

    Professor of Tourism Economics
    School of Hospitality and Tourism Management,
    University of Surrey
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    BHUMMIKITTI RUKTAENGAM

    President, Sustainable Tourism Development Foundation,
    Advisory Chairman of Phuket Tourist Association,
    and Advisor of Phuket Chamber of Commerce.

    CONTACT

    Please direct abstract submissions to 2024APF Secretariat