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Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Please join us for the China Tourism Forum 2019 - USA, co-organized by the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, will be held on July 21-22, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pa.

As one of the world's largest source markets and destination countries, China contributed 131 million border-crossing trips to the global market and received 139 million inbound tourist arrivals with a total receipt of 115.29 billion USD in 2017. In particular, tourism demand between China and the U.S. has been growing fast. In 2017, 3.2 million Chinese tourists visited the U.S. while 2.31 million U.S. tourists traveled to China. China is now the U.S.'s top source market in terms of spending, and the U.S. is China's largest long-haul source market. It has been predicted that the travel exchanges between the world's two largest economies will continue growing. Nevertheless, from the ongoing trade tensions to visa policies, travel between China and the U.S. could be affected by numerous emerging and historic and factors, representing tremendous opportunities and challenges for the tourism industries in China and the U.S. and calling for more strategic discussions and dialogues between researchers and the tourism and hospitality industry leaders in these two countries.

China Tourism Forum has been organized in mainland China and Hong Kong SAR since 2004, and has been recognized as one of the major annual events for both academics and industry practitioners in China's tourism and hospitality industry. Building on its 14 years of success, this year's China Tourism Forum will be held, for the first time in its history, outside China. Aiming to bridge cutting edge research with innovative practice and to connect western thinking with oriental wisdom, China Tourism Forum 2019 - USA presents a gateway to understanding China's tourism and hospitality market. By organizing both research paper presentations and industry sharing sessions, this Forum will be a unique platform to foster creativity, to promote cooperation, and to integrate perspectives of academics and industry practitioners.


To present in the academic track of the Forum, authors are requested to submit a 2-page abstract of the paper. The first page should be the cover page indicating the author's name and affiliation only. The abstract should be double-spaced, font-size 12 and should be submitted in English.

• All submissions should be sent to Dr. Yang Yang ([email protected]) for a double-blind review.
Deadline of submission is April 22, 2019 and papers accepted will be notified by May 17, 2019.
• Once accepted, at least one of the authors must register to present the paper at the Forum.
• Presented papers will be included in the conference proceeding (in pdf).

CHINA TOURISM FORUM 2019 is organized by Hong Kong Poly

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