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It is with a great pleasure that we present you to Global Conference on Business, Hospitality and Tourism Research (GLOSEARCH) during October 2-5, 2018 at Hoa Sen University in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. GLOSEARCH will be organized and hosted by Hoa Sen University at their downtown location campus in Ho Chi Minh City. This is an exciting, affordable city. GLOSEARCH Conference is a double-blind, peer-reviewedconference. English is the official language of the conference. Scientific Committee is composed of academicians from 46 countries.
We kindly ask you to please forward this email to your colleagues and graduate students. Please note that we offer you a very affordable conference in an exciting location. Getting into Vietnam is very easy. We have a professional, local travel agency that will help with all of your travel needs.
GLOSEARCH Conference, broaden your horizons by meeting new people and exploring the interesting city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam!
Publication Opportunities: 1) Official conference proceedings will be published as a book: Advances on Global Business, Hospitality and Tourism Research (ISBN) 2) The following journals support GLOSEARCH Conference and welcome submissions:
Advances in Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research
European Journal of International Management (SSCI)
European Journal of Tourism Research (ESCI, Scopus)
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (SSCI)
International Journal of Emerging Markets information (SCOPUS, ESCI)
Journal of China Tourism Research (Scopus)
Journal of Global Education and Research [Special Issue]
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology (Scopus, ESCI) [Special Issue]
Journal of International Interdisciplinary Business-Economics Advancement [Special Issue]
The Service Industries Journal (SSCI)
Tourism and Hospitality Management Journal
Tourism Review (Scopus, ESCI)
Best papers will be selected and certificates will be presented. Supporting Journals will be sponsoring the best papers.
We all look forward to seeing you in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
GLOSEARCH Conference Co-Chairs
Dr. Truong Nguyen Thanh, Executive Vice President, Hoa Sen University, Vietnam Dr. Le Minh Thanh, Vice Dean, Faculty of Tourism, Hoa Sen University, Vietnam Dr. Cihan Cobanoglu, President, Association of North America Higher Education International, Florida, USA Dr. Patrick J. Moreo, Dean, College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Florida, USA Dr. Jay Schrock, Dean Emeritus, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Florida, USA Dr. S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh, Senior Lecturer, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Dr. Yen-Soon Kim, Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
statistical data (calls for effective plan and development).
Private Partnership ( variants of PPP).
for alternative source of fund).
(what are you doing other than government effort?).
tertiary institutions (NIHOTOUR: National Institute for Hospitality and
Tourism, sister ministries like lands, environment etc.).
Information System (GIS)….happens
particular location on the surface of the earth. The knowledge of GIS to
tourism is innumerable
•MUST WE WAIT FOR GOVERNMENT? No! How?
man that gives excuses all the time, is not far from failure”- Dr. C-J Odum
development (hire a private teacher or professional)
Draw proposals and plans and seek support from wealthy individuals.
your capabilities (create online ‘accounts’ like website
or blogs (this is easy and cheap)
Draw up plans for tourism policies and programmes
Evaluate government regulations and policies on tourism (Nigeria Tourism Master
Plan. What is Anambra State
Plan? Have we keyed into the Sustainable development goal of 2030?
•What gap are you filling?
contributions you are making in the ministry shows
how relevant you are
in the system.
your work/responsibility is a ‘government-thing’ (OlubuOlugovmenti) is
obsolete This creates
laisser-faire attitude in place of work. Avoid it at all cost.
you monitor and development a particular attraction, let it be your
contribution? (Government effort will tend to be meager
due to expensive nature of tourism, except where a particular government is
tourism-motivated. Example: Former governor of Cross River State Donald Duke).
(How useful and reliable are you? Can your superiors rely on you to deliver on
role of government in tourism promotion in Anambra State.
Why do government invest in tourism?
opportunities (hotels, car-hire services, tour guides, service providers etc.)
(Government and host community)
What is Anambra state government interest
are the responsibilities of Anambra State government towards tourism?
(use of Global Positioning System (GPS) is inevitable).
formulation (this is the bedrock for meaningful tourism development).
identification and engagement.
of tourists/visitors information.
promotion and marketing (Use ABS TV & Radio station-likely to be free &
with National, International organizations and related agencies.
staff should have a copy of Global Code of Ethics in Tourism
will drop a copy with the Director of tourism)
conferences and workshops (ofthis kind
is a right step in the right direction).
Today in Anambra State
of reliable statistics (helps in developmental plans and projections).
practices of private investors.
of data for projections (E.g.: What percent is Anambra State ready to get from
the forecast of UNWTO concerning the projected growth in the sector for
emerging economies which Nigeria belongs to? By 2030, 57% of international
arrivals will be from emerging economy destinations (UNWTO, Tourism Highlights,
of these undeveloped attractions yields money to these communities, what
percent comes to the government coffers?
is the level of staff motivation? (Tourism thrives with passion, how passionate
are we about tourism in Anambra State?).
is or where is Anambra State Tourism Master plan?
for tomorrow in Anambra State
A.A well trained and motivated workforce.
B.Geographic Information System holds a lot
of tomorrow opportunities for tourism professionals, tourism planning and
development. (See, Akukwe and Odum, 2014: Designing and Developing a GIS Database
for Tourism in Nigeria: The Case of Anambra State).
C.Exploring ...........is inevitable.
D.Alternative sources of fund is a must!
E.Key into Sustainable Development
F.What is the department relationship with
G.A synergy with tourism professionals who
have worked extensively on tourism related issues in the state is needed.
Issues (Contact the author for the diagram)
and answer session.
1.What is/are the major challenges facing
tourism development in Anambra State, other than what we have here?
2.Apart from alternative source of fund,
how do we increase government attention in tourism in Anambra State?
3.How can we achieve sustainability when
community members are not interested in tourism projects?
4.How canwe ensure equitable distribution of tourism benefits in host