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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Global Conference on Business, Hospitality and Tourism Research

Global Conference on Business, Hospitality and Tourism Research (GLOSEARCH)
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
October 2-5, 2018  
Deadline for abstract submissions: July 2, 2018 (submit early for an earlier decision)
More information about Saigon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35Z4GGvCmlU

It is with a great pleasure that we present you to  Global Conference on Business, Hospitality and Tourism Research (GLOSEARCHduring 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-blindpeer-reviewed conference. 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!

Paper Submission DeadlineJuly 2, 2018
Call for Papers: http://glosearch.org/call-for-papers/
Submit an Abstract: http://glosearch.org/paper-submission/
Scientific Committeeis composed of scholars from 46 countries. 
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:  
  1. Advances in Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research
  2. European Journal of International Management (SSCI)
  3. European Journal of Tourism Research (ESCI, Scopus)
  4. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (SSCI)
  5. International Journal of Emerging Markets information (SCOPUS, ESCI) 
  6. Journal of China Tourism Research (Scopus)
  7. Journal of Global Education and Research [Special Issue]
  8. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education
  9. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights
  10. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology (Scopus, ESCI) [Special Issue]
  11. Journal of International Interdisciplinary Business-Economics Advancement [Special Issue]
  12. The Service Industries Journal (SSCI)
  13. Tourism and Hospitality Management Journal
  14. Tourism Review (Scopus, ESCI)
    Best Papers
    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 info@glosearch.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

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    Tourism in Anambra State today and tomorow

    •Tourism in Anambra State
    today and 

    A Workshop For Staff Of Tourism Department,  Ministry Of Diaspora Affairs, Culture & Tourism, Anambra State.
    Date: 21/03/2018
    Venue: La Luna Hotels, Enugu/Onitsha Express way, Awka, Anambra State

    Dr. Chigozie Jude Odum
    Department of Archaeology and Tourism
    University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.
    TOURISM- multidimensional concept
    -It usually entail a movement outside one’s usual residence.
    -Such movement involves an overnight stay
    -should not exceed one year.
    -Money spent in the destination is gotten outside the destination.
    -Means of movement from and to the destination and within the destination
    (All tourism involves travel but not all travel involves tourism. How?)
    (Contact the author for the diagram)

    Tourist attractions in Anambra State
    Natural attractions
    Caves- Ogbunike, Owerre-ezuakala,  Ufuma, etc.
    Rivers- Anambra River, Obizi, Nkissi, Orashi etc.
    Lakes- Obutu, Amaokpala (Iyi-ocha), Agulu lake, etc.
    Forest reserves- Agu-aba (threatened), Mamu (in contest), Akpaka (destroyed), Achalla, Nkachu-Ituku etc. (NB: Most of these forests mere plantations)
    Ubulu and Umuawulu has ungazetted forests with varieties of flora and fauna
    Cultural attractions
    Shrines- Haba, Ntoko, Ogwugwu akpu (Alusi-Okija), Egwu-imoka, Ojedi, etc.
    Cultural festivals- Ofala, New yam, Uzoiyi, Erimede, Afia-oru, Imoka, etc.

    Built & Historic attractions
    Ojukwu bunker, Asele institute, Igboukwu museums, Obu-ofor Nri Museum, Zik’s house, Onitsha seaport, Rojenny tourist village, Fr. Tansi grave, Holy trinity cathedral, All Saints cathedral etc.
    Markets- Main market Onitsha (acclaimed largest market in West Africa), Nkwo Nnewi (A.K.A  Japan of Africa), Bridge head (Head bridge) Onitsha, Ochanja, Eke-Awka,etc.
    Chief Okeke Anyichie House

    Exhibtion in Igboukwu Museum

    Amaokpala lake
    Owerrezukala cave and waterfall

    Agulu Lake

    How can tourism work in Anambra State?
    1. TEAM WORK……WHY?
    Avoid the word ‘I’ (It is a sign of selfishness and it kills team spirit), ‘WE’ should be used at all time, it makes team members feel belonged.
    E= Everyone
    Example…can we remember ants? They work in teams.
    How can tourism work in Anambra State? Cont’d.
    Contemporary Practice
    Community engagement (Bottom-up or top down; enlightenment (defacement going on in all the caves. See the NCMM Act of 1979).
    Sustainability practices.
    Forums online (facebook, whatsapp, twetter etc.).
    Generate statistical data (calls for effective plan and development).
    Short courses.
    Public Private Partnership ( variants of PPP).
    Proposals (Seeking for alternative source of fund).
    Self-development (what are you doing other than government effort?).
    Collaboration (NTDC, UNESCO, tertiary institutions (NIHOTOUR: National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism, sister ministries like lands, environment etc.).
    Geographical Information System (GIS)….happens at a particular location on the surface of the earth. The knowledge of GIS to tourism is innumerable

    “A man that gives excuses all the time, is not far from failure”- Dr. C-J Odum
    -personal development (hire a private teacher or professional)
    - Draw proposals and plans and seek support from wealthy individuals.
    -Advertise 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 Tourism Master Plan? Have we keyed into the Sustainable development goal of 2030?
    What gap are you filling?
    The contributions you are making in the ministry shows how relevant you are in the system.
    The idea that your work/responsibility is a ‘government-thing’ (Olu bu Olu govmenti) is obsolete This creates laisser-faire attitude in place of work. Avoid it at all cost.
    Can 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).
    Efficacy (How useful and reliable are you? Can your superiors rely on you to deliver on assignment?)
    The role of government in tourism promotion in Anambra State.
    Why do government invest in tourism?
    v Job opportunities (hotels, car-hire services, tour guides, service providers etc.)
    vRevenue (Government and host community)
    What is Anambra state government interest in tourism?......
    What are the responsibilities of Anambra State government towards tourism?
    ØInventory (use of Global Positioning System (GPS) is inevitable).
    ØPolicy formulation (this is the bedrock for meaningful tourism development).
    ØStakeholders identification and engagement.
    ØGeneration of tourists/visitors information.
    ØTourism promotion and marketing (Use ABS TV & Radio station-likely to be free & cheap).
    ØCollaboration with National, International organizations and related agencies.
    ØAll staff should have a copy of Global Code of Ethics in Tourism 
    (I will drop a copy with the Director of tourism)
    ØSeminars, conferences and workshops (of  this kind is a right step in the right direction).
    Tourism Today in Anambra State
    Lack of reliable statistics (helps in developmental plans and projections).
    Lack of professionals.
    Inadequate staff
    Unethical practices of private investors.
    Lack 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, 2017  Edition). 
    Some of these undeveloped attractions yields money to these communities, what percent comes to the government coffers?
    What is the level of staff motivation? (Tourism thrives with passion, how passionate are we about tourism in Anambra State?).
    What is or where is Anambra State Tourism Master plan?
    Tourism 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 Goals  2030.
    F.What is the department relationship with UNWTO like?
    G.A synergy with tourism professionals who have worked extensively on tourism related issues in the state is needed.
    H.Periodic workshops/trainings.
    Sustainability Issues (Contact the author for the diagram)
    Question 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 can  we ensure equitable distribution of tourism benefits in host communities?
    NB:This is an abridged version of the lecture.