Industry briefing on latest findings of the Macao Human Resources Monitor Project to be held on Friday, 24 November, 2017


About the briefing

ITRC conducts the Macao HR Monitor (MHRM) Project, which regularly measures job satisfaction levels, attitudes, and opinions of Macao’s employed labor force, with particular focus on those working in the hospitality, gaming and tourism industry. The MHRM research team will update attendees of the industry briefing on the project’s latest findings and studies. The briefing is open to all members of the public and industry and will be held on Friday, 24 November 2017, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, at the conference room of the Pousada de Mong-Ha, IFT Mong-Ha Campus (details of venue below).

The aim of the MHRM project is to provide policy planners, management executives, and employee groups with up-to-date and insightful information regarding human resource and work-related issues and trends. By providing recurrent knowledge, research, and actionable information, the project hopes to improve the effectiveness of human resource management practices and policies in Macao. Read more about the MHRM Project and access past reports here.


Briefing agenda & schedule

 

(Each presentation will last approximately 30 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A. All presentations and materials will be in English.)

 

 

3:30 pm

Trends in job satisfaction and other key HR indicators 

By Patrick Lo

Synopsis: This briefing will present the latest survey results regularly monitoring key HR metrics for Macao's labour force. This includes updates on current levels of job satisfaction, work stress, perceived fairness of compensation and benefits, as well as workers' intent-to-stay in their organizations.

 

 

4:15 pm

Perceptions towards women managers

By Henrique Ngan

Synopsis: The briefing examines Macao's labour workforce perceptions towards women managers across different industries and with different background (e.g. age, gender, education) and its impact on employee turnover intentions. Implications for effective management of gender issues will be discussed. 

 

 

5:00pm 

END OF BRIEFING


Also: Special report to be published online during the briefing, giving attendees first exclusive read

 

Does gender bias exist in Macao’s organizations and does it affect our work?

By Louis Vong

Synopsis: How common are supervisors managing subordinates of the opposite sex? How does supervisor gender influence subordinates' job attitudes? Are there natural advantages for managers supervising subordinates of the same sex-or the opposite sex? This online report presents findings of a study that examined gender congruence affecting the workplace and opens up avenues for discussion among managers and employees.


Meet the MHRM Project team

 

Registration

The briefing will have four presentations and will be conducted in English. Each presentation will last 30 minutes and followed by a brief Q&A. Limited places available. The briefing is free of charge but registration is required to confirm attendance and is limited to a maximum of 2 participants per organization. Registration is on a first-come-first served basis and can be on the registraion form on the right.

For inquiries, please email Ms. Virginia Hong at itrc@ift.edu.mo or call 8598-1253

 

 

Date, time, and venue:

Friday, 24 November 2017, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Conference Room, Pousada de Mong-Ha, IFT Mong-ha Campus

旅遊學院望廈迎賓館會議室

Colina de Mong-Ha, Macao 澳門望廈山

Print out taxi directions here.

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Tourism-related Study online survey 旅遊相關調查網上問卷

Last quarter to win an iPad in 2017

We invite local residents or non-local worker in Macao to participate in a web-based online survey about tourism. This is one of the longitudinal studies conducted by the ITRC.

 

Your response is anonymous and data collected are treated in strict confidence. It will take you approximately 8-10 minutes to complete this survey. Your participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. By participating this survey, you will have agree the terms and conditions.

 

Respondents who have successfully completed the survey will enter into our quarterly lucky draw for an iPad.

 

This round we are collecting data between 17 and 23 November 2017. The winner will be announced on 31 January 2018. If you have any enquiry about the study, please feel free to email itrc@ift.edu.mo .

 

把握今年最後一季贏取平板電腦ipad的機會

我們誠意邀請本澳居民或在澳門工作的外僱人士參與一項關於旅遊業的網上問卷調查。本研究為旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心(ITRC)的長期調研項目之一。

 

本次問卷回應均為匿名並作嚴格的保密處理。整份問卷大約需要8-10分鐘的時間完成,而您的參與完全自願的,並可隨時退出問卷,參加者需同意有關條款及細則

 

成功完成問卷調查的受訪者將可參與季度抽獎贏取平板電腦 iPad一部

 

今期的問卷調查日期為2017年11月17日至23日,得獎者名單將於2018年1月31日公佈。如對本次網上問卷調查有任何疑問,歡迎電郵至 itrc@ift.edu.mo

 

Tourism-related Study online survey 旅遊相關調查網上問卷

Wanna win an iPad? 

We invite local residents or non-local worker in Macao to participate in a web-based online survey about tourism. This is one of the longitudinal studies conducted by the ITRC.

 

Your response is anonymous and data collected are treated in strict confidence. It will take you approximately 8-10 minutes to complete this survey. Your participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. By participating this survey, you will have agree the terms and conditions.

 

Respondents who have successfully completed the survey will enter into our quarterly lucky draw for an iPad.

 

This round we are collecting data between 19th and 25th September 2017. The winner will be announced on 27th October. If you have any enquiry about the study, please feel free to email itrc@ift.edu.mo .

 

想贏取平板電腦ipad嗎?

我們誠意邀請本澳居民或在澳門工作的外僱人士參與一項關於旅遊業的網上問卷調查。本研究為旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心(ITRC)的長期調研項目之一。

 

本次問卷回應均為匿名並作嚴格的保密處理。整份問卷大約需要8-10分鐘的時間完成,而您的參與完全自願的,並可隨時退出問卷,參加者需同意有關條款及細則

 

成功完成問卷調查的受訪者將可參與季度抽獎贏取平板電腦 iPad一部

 

今期的問卷調查日期為2017年9月19日至25日,得獎者名單將於10月27日公佈。如對本次網上問卷調查有任何疑問,歡迎電郵至 itrc@ift.edu.mo

 

Macao Human Resource Monitoring Study online survey 澳門人力資源監察調查網上問卷

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WIN MOP1,000 F&B voucher at the michelin-recommended IFT educational restaurant

We invite full-time employees in Macao to participate in a web-based online survey on the Macao Human Resource Monitoring Study (MHRM). This is one of the longitudinal studies conducted by the ITRC.

Your response is anonymous and data collected are treated in strict confidence. It will take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete this survey and your participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time.

Respondents who have successfully completed the survey will enter into a lucky draw for MOP1,000 voucher of our IFT Educational Restaurant - a MICHELIN-RECOMMENDED restaurant.

We are collecting data between 23 and 30 June 2017. If you have any enquiry about the study, please feel free to email itrc@ift.edu.mo.

 

贏取米芝蓮推薦的旅遊學院教學餐廳MOP1,000餐飲禮券

我們誠意邀請本澳全職工作人士參與澳門人力資源監察調查(MHRM)的網上問卷調查。本研究為旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心(ITRC)的長期調研項目之一。

本次問卷回應均為匿名並作嚴格的保密處理。整份問卷大約需要10-15分鐘的時間完成,而您的參與完全自願的,並可隨時退出問卷。

成功完成問卷調查的受訪者將可參與抽獎贏取旅遊學院教學餐廳-米芝蓮推薦餐廳- MOP1,000 餐飲禮券

問卷調查日期2017年6月23至30日,如對本次網上問卷調查有任何疑問,歡迎電郵至 itrc@ift.edu.mo

 

The Second Conference of International Place Branding Association (IPBA)

The Second Conference of International Place Branding Association (IPBA) will be held on 5-7 December 2017 in Swansea, Wales, U.K. (Swansea Marriott Hotel and Swansea University Bay Campus.

 

The Conference will gather place branding experts from academia, practice and policy making
for a valuable discussion around this fascinating cutting edge intersection of marketing, tourism,
economic development, events organisation, heritage management, spatial design, public diplomacy and human geography.

 

The Conference intends to be inclusive of good quality papers and presentations that cover a wide range of topics but we particularly welcome contributions that:

 

  • Advance the theoretical understanding of the field incorporating cross‐disciplinary knowledge.
  • Use multiple, comparative case studies that reflect on cross‐case conclusions.
  • Advance the clarification of major concepts (e.g. place marketing vs place branding vs place promotion).
  • Explore and analyse the differences between major application fields (e.g. tourism vs. resident attachment vs. investment attraction) and/or major place scales (cities vs. regions vs. nations).
  • Critically examine the use and potential of digital technologies & social media in place branding.
  • Elaborate on the role of identity, history and heritage in the branding of places.
  • Examine the role of creativity and innovation in place branding strategies.
  • Analyse the significance of stakeholder engagement for effective place branding and methods to facilitate it.
  • Detail a potential future research agenda for place branding.

 

KEY DATES

 

  • Submission of abstracts closes: May 1
  • Submission of full papers/ cases closes: June 30
  • Feedback to authors: August 30
  • Early Bird Registration closes: October 15
  • Re-submission of full papers/ cases closes: October 30
  • Registration closes: November 1
  • Conference: December 5-7

 

For more information and updates about the Conferenc and IPBA, please visit: http://placebranding.org/. We are looking forward to meeting you in Swansea !

Tourism-related Study online survey 旅遊相關調查網上問卷

Wanna win an iPad Mini 4? 

We invite local residents or non-local workers in Macao to participate in a web-based online survey about tourism. This is one of the longitudinal studies conducted by the ITRC.

 

Your response is anonymous and data collected are treated in strict confidence. It will take you approximately 8-10 minutes to complete this survey. Your participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. By participating this survey, you will have agree the terms and conditions.

 

Respondents who have successfully completed the survey will enter into our quarterly lucky draw for an iPad Mini 4.

 

This round we are collecting data between 9th and 15th June 2017. The winner will be announced on 24th July. If you have any enquiry about the study, please feel free to email itrc@ift.edu.mo.

 

想得到平板電腦ipad mini 4嗎?

我們誠意邀請本澳居民或在澳門工作的外僱人士參與一項關於旅遊業的問卷調查的網上問卷調查。本研究為旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心(ITRC)的長期調研項目之一。

 

本次問卷回應均為匿名並作嚴格的保密處理。整份問卷大約需要8-10分鐘的時間完成,而您的參與完全自願的,並可隨時退出問卷,參加者需同意有關條款及細則

 

成功完成問卷調查的受訪者將可參與季度抽獎贏取平板電腦 iPad Mini 4一部

 

今期的問卷調查日期為2017年6月9日至15日,得獎者名單將於7月24日公佈。如對本次網上問卷調查有任何疑問,歡迎電郵至 itrc@ift.edu.mo

 

BEYOND THE WAVES: The 4th International Conference on Events (ICE2017)

BEYOND THE WAVES: The 4th International Conference on Events (ICE2017), is to be held at Rosen College of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, USA, during 12-14 December 2017.

 

In this year’s ICE, we see the meeting of many key academics in event studies from around the world, with notable keynote speakers such as Prof. Donald Getz and Prof. Stephen Page. There are also ample opportunities to engage with other prolific reseachers in tourism and events.

 

Authors are encouraged to submit their structured abstract (1200 words including references) by 1 June 2017. For more details, please visit the official website http://stars.library.ucf.edu/ice2017/ .

Tourism-related Study online survey 旅遊相關調查網上問卷

wanna win an iPad Mini 4? 

We invite local residents or non-local workers in Macao to participate in a web-based online survey about tourism. This is one of the longitudinal studies conducted by the ITRC.

Your response is anonymous and data collected are treated in strict confidence. It will take you approximately 5-8 minutes to complete this survey. Your participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. By participating this survey, you will have agree the terms and conditions.

 

Respondents who have successfully completed the survey will enter into our quarterly lucky draw for an iPad Mini 4.

 

This round we are collecting data between 20th and 26th March 2017. The winner will be announced on 24 April 2017. If you have any enquiry about the study, please feel free to email itrc@ift.edu.mo.

 

想得到平板電腦ipad mini 4嗎?

我們誠意邀請本澳居民或在澳門工作的外僱人士參與一項關於旅遊業的問卷調查的網上問卷調查。本研究為旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心(ITRC)的長期調研項目之一。

 

本次問卷回應均為匿名並作嚴格的保密處理。整份問卷大約需要5-8分鐘的時間完成,而您的參與完全自願的,並可隨時退出問卷,參加者需同意有關條款及細則

 

成功完成問卷調查的受訪者將可參與季度抽獎贏取平板電腦 iPad Mini 4一部

 

今期的問卷調查日期為2017年3月20至26日,得獎者名單將於4月24日公佈。如對本次網上問卷調查有任何疑問,歡迎電郵至 itrc@ift.edu.mo

Macao Human Resource Monitoring Study online survey 澳門人力資源監察調查網上問卷

wanna win MOP1,000 F&B voucher at the michelin-recommended IFT educational restaurant? 

We invite full-time employees in Macao to participate in a web-based online survey on the Macao Human Resource Monitoring Study (MHRM). This is one of the longitudinal studies conducted by the ITRC.

Your response is anonymous and data collected are treated in strict confidence. It will take you approximately 8 minutes to complete this survey and your participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time.

Respondents who have successfully completed the survey will enter into a lucky draw for MOP1,000 voucher of our IFT Educational Restaurant - a MICHELIN-RECOMMENDED restaurant.

We are collecting data until 31 Dec 2016. If you have any enquiry about the study, please feel free to email itrc@ift.edu.mo.

 

想得到獲米芝蓮推薦的旅遊學院教學餐廳MOP1,000餐飲禮券嗎?

我們誠意邀請本澳全職工作人士參與澳門人力資源監察調查(MHRM)的網上問卷調查。本研究為旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心(ITRC)的長期調研項目之一。

本次問卷回應均為匿名並作嚴格的保密處理。整份問卷大約需要8分鐘的時間完成,而您的參與完全自願的,並可隨時退出問卷。

成功完成問卷調查的受訪者將可參與抽獎贏取旅遊學院教學餐廳-米芝蓮推薦餐廳- MOP1,000 餐飲禮券

問卷調查日期至2016年12月31日,如對本次網上問卷調查有任何疑問,歡迎電郵至 itrc@ift.edu.mo

The industry briefing on MHRM was sucessfully held with representatives from 17 local organizations attended

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The industry briefing on Macao Human Resource Monitor Project (MHRM) was successfully held at IFT on 1 December 2016. There were 34 representatives from 17 local hotels/ organisations attended the Briefing during which the latest survey results of 2014 and 2015 for measures such as job satisfaction, job stress, perceived fairness of compensation and benefits, workers’ intent-to-stay in their organizations among the tourism and hospitality industry, etc. were announced by Mr. Patrick Lo, Lecturer at IFT. The first Industry Briefing on MHRM was held in 2014.

 

Three special reports were also presented by Mr. Henrique Ngan, Lecturer, Dr. Louis Vong, Assistant Professor, Prof. Don Dioko, Director of ITRC in addressing the career prospects, retention fundamentals, as well as service tenure.

 

Details of these reports can be viewed on the MHRM page.

Industry briefing on latest findings of the Macao Human Resources Monitor Project to be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016


About the briefing

ITRC conducts the Macao HR Monitor (MHRM) Project, which regularly measures job satisfaction levels, attitudes, and opinions of Macao’s employed labor force, with particular focus on those working in the hospitality, gaming and tourism industry. The MHRM research team will update attendees of the industry briefing on the project’s latest findings and studies. The briefing is open to all members of the public and industry and will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016, 15:00 to 17:00, at the conference room of the Pousada de Mong-ha, IFT Main Campus (details of venue below).

The aim of the MHRM project is to provide policy planners, management executives, and employee groups with up-to-date and insightful information regarding human resource and work-related issues and trends. By providing recurrent knowledge, research, and actionable information, the project hopes to improve the effectiveness of human resource management practices and policies in Macao. Read more about the MHRM Project and access past reports here.


Briefing agenda & schedule

 

(Each presentation will last approximately 20 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A. All presentations and materials will be in English.)

 

 

3:00 pm

Trends in job satisfaction and other key HR indicators 

By Patrick Lo & Wendy Tang

Synopsis: This briefing will present latest survey results for measures such as job satisfaction, work stress, perceived fairness of compensation and benefits, as well as workers’ intent-to-stay in their organizations.

 

 

3:30 pm

How do employees perceive their career prospects in their organizations? Are these expectations realistic or too optimistic?

By Henrique Ngan

Synopsis: Employees value the career prospects offered by their organizations. But how do they perceive their chances for promotion and what are their expectations? This briefing reports the findings of a study that examined employees’ expectations for promotion and how well it corresponds to the reality. The briefing will name the factors related to these expectations and their implications for employees and their organizations

 

 

4:00 pm

Retention fundamentals: understanding the determinants of employee intention to stay

By Louis Vong

Synopsis: How can organizations identify which types of employees are more likely to stay or leave their jobs? What can organizations do to retain them? This session presents the findings of a study that examined the individual and organizational determinants influencing employees’ intent to stay with their employers.

 

 

4:30 pm

The 3.25-year “itch”— How long do employees stay in their organizations

By Leonardo (Don) Dioko

Synopsis: Based on analysis comparing long vs short staying employees, this briefing identifies the factors that likely influence employee length of tenure and suggest a few implications for management and organizations in Macao.

 

 

5:00pm 

END OF BRIEFING


Meet the MHRM Project team

 

Registration

The briefing will have four presentations and will be conducted in English. Each presentation will last 20 minutes and followed by a brief Q&A. Limited places available. The briefing is free of charge but registration is required to confirm attendance and is limited to a maximum of 2 participants per organization. Registration is on a first-come-first served basis and can be made here:

For inquiries, please email Ms. Virginia Hong at itrc@ift.edu.mo or call 8598-1253

Date, time, and venue:

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 15:00-17:00

Conference Room, Pousada de Mong-Ha, IFT Main Campus

旅遊學院望廈迎賓館會議室

Colina de Mong-Ha, Macao 澳門望廈山

Print out taxi directions here.

 

ITRC discussed about enhancing the FIT Policy

Source of the photo: Macao Daily

Source of the photo: Macao Daily

Our ITRC research team member, Mr. Patrick Lo, represented IFT to discuss about enhancing the Free Individual Travellers (FIT) Policy together with the other panelistes at the Macau Forum, program of the TDM on Sunday, 22 March 2016.

 

The panelists suggested increasing the proportions of the long-haul and the high-spending visitors could help driving the development of the hotel, the MICE and the tourism industries.

 

Mr. Patrick Lo believed that we should understand the goal of enhancing the FIT Policy. If we'd like to increase the visitor's purchasing power, adjusting the frequency of issuing visa in some reagions and issuing more business-visa can be considered.

 

 

The Inaugural Conference of the International Place Branding Association (IPBA 2016)

We are pleased to announce that the next DBM Conference is set to take place in conjunction with the Inaugural Conference of the International Place Branding Association (IPBA 2016)between 7-9 December 2016 in London (Hendon Hall Hotel and Middlesex University Campus). It is now calling for papers and details can be found here.

 

The conference will incorporate the following research tracks:

  • The STOCKHOLM/TSINGHUA UNIVERSITIES City Branding track
  • The IFT/USC/WCTR/SURREY UNIVERSITY Destination Branding and Marketing track
  • The MIDDLESEX/VALLE D’AOSTA/LINCOLN UNIVERSITIES Doctoral Colloquium
  • The POZNAN UNIVERSITY/BEST PLACE Nations and Regions Branding track
  • The IPM Place Branding SIG - Place Management track

 

KEY DATES

  • Submission of abstracts and registration opens: May 1
  • Submission of abstracts closes: July 18
  • Feedback to abstracts: September 5
  • Submission of full papers closes: October 3
  • Early Bird Registration closes: October 3
  • Feedback to full papers: November 7
  • Registration closes: November 14
  • Conference: December 7-9

 

For more information, please visit: http://placebranding.org/. We are looking forward to meeting you in London !

The 22nd Asia Pacific Tourism Association Annual Conference

 

As one of the co-organisers of the 22nd Asia Pacific Tourism Association Annual Conference (APTA 2016), IFT would like to bring to you the APTA 2016 which will be held in 1-4 June 2016 in Beijing, China. Organized by APTA with the co-organising institute, Beijing International Studies Univerity, the Conference is now calling for abstract with submission deadline by 21 February 2016.

 

For more details, please visit the Conference website at http://apta2016.wix.com/index .

 

 

First preliminary meeting of the GReAT Alliance

The Global Research Alliance in Tourisum (GReAT) is initiated by IFT to affirm the urgent need to address the most persistent and important research issues, problems, and unresolved questions in tourism on a global scale, through a worldwide network of institutional partners working and pooling together their collective knowledge and resources.

The first preliminary meeting of GReAT was held on 12 October 2015 in IFT together with the founding members from renowned tourism research centres and universities in Australia, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Joining the meeting, there were Professor Christopher Ryan, University of Waikato, New Zealand; Professor Noel Scott from Griffith University, Australia; Dr. Kamilla Swart and Dr. Brendon Knott from Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Centre for Tourism Research in Africa, South Africa; Dr. Niramit Kunanuwat and Ms. Sawraya Rojana-Anun from Suan Dusit University, Thailand; Dean Haemoon Oh, Dr. Brian Mihalik and Dr. Richard Harrill from University of South Carolina, US; Dr. Frederi Bouchon from Taylor's University, Malaysia; Dean Amitabh Upadhya from Skyline University College, UAE. 

IFT’s Tourism Research Centre hosts TOURISM 20:20 international symposium on the past and future of tourism & launches initiative towards Global Research Alliance in Tourism

During the TOURISM 20:20 international symposium, the Director of the IFT Tourism Research Centre (ITRC), Professor Leonardo (Don) A.N. Dioko signed a Joint Statement with the founding (working committee) members of the new Global Research Alliance in Tourism (GReAT) coming from 8 renowned tourism research centres and universities in Australia, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States, witnessed by the UNWTO Secretary General, Dr. Taleb Rifai, and IFT’s President, Dr. Fanny Vong.

During the TOURISM 20:20 international symposium, the Director of the IFT Tourism Research Centre (ITRC), Professor Leonardo (Don) A.N. Dioko signed a Joint Statement with the founding (working committee) members of the new Global Research Alliance in Tourism (GReAT) coming from 8 renowned tourism research centres and universities in Australia, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States, witnessed by the UNWTO Secretary General, Dr. Taleb Rifai, and IFT’s President, Dr. Fanny Vong.

The Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT), through the IFT Tourism Research Centre, hosted the TOURISM 20:20 international symposium on 12 October at IFT new Taipa campus. Scholars, industry executives, and educators in the area of tourism from Macao and around the world attended the event and shared ideas on tourism development over the last 20 years and discussed challenges ahead in the next 2 decades. The symposium is one of the series of events celebrating the 20th anniversary of IFT.

 

During the opening session, Dr. Fanny Vong, President of IFT and Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) welcomed all the delegates, which included more than 120 participants from the academic community and from the industry coming from at least 10 countries and regions.

 

After that, a signing ceremony took place during which the founding (working committee) members of the new Global Research Alliance in Tourism (GReAT) signed a Joint Statement witnessed by the UNWTO Secretary General, Dr. Taleb Rifai, and IFT’s President, Dr. Fanny Vong. The Joint Statement affirms the urgent need to address the most persistent and important research issues, problems, and unresolved questions in tourism on a global scale, through a worldwide network of institutional partners working and pooling together their collective knowledge and resources. The Director of the IFT Tourism Research Centre (ITRC), Professor Leonardo (Don) A.N. Dioko was joined by nine partners from renowned tourism research centres and universities in Australia, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States in signing the Joint Statement.

 

During the symposium, discussants including Mr. Mario Hardy, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Dr. Yeong-Hyeon Hwang, Chairman, Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA), Mr. Xu Jing, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, UNWTO together with Dr. Kamilla Swart, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa reviewed and exchanged ideas on the lessons from the past and challenges for the future of tourism industry. Another session covering the past and future of tourism education and knowledge was discussed by Dr. Niramit Kunanuwat, Suan Dusit University, Thailand, Dean Haemoon Oh, University of South Carolina, US, Professor Noel Scott, Griffith University, Australia, and Professor Christopher Ryan, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

 

About the symposium

TOURISM 20:20 international symposium examined tourism development over the last 20 years and looked at the challenges ahead in the next 20. Tourism has progressed tremendously in the last twenty years. Rapid globalisation and integration, technological advances, climate change, the advent of low-cost travel and accommodation, and more open visa policies are but a few of the great changes that shaped travel. While the last two decades brought forth momentous change for all countries and for the travel industry, it also portended great adversity and difficulties on issues of security, freedom to travel, equality and emergent diseases, and conflict. Issues including how has travel changed in the last 20 years, the lessons have been learned, how has the travel industry coped with change, the opportunities and challenges lie ahead among the questions TOURISM 20:20 addressed with the help of a few individuals best placed to share their thoughts, insights, and ideas on the matter.

IFT hosts the 3rd International Conference on Events (ICE 2015)

 

The Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) hosted the Making Waves in Macao: the 3rd International Conference on Events (ICE 2015) from 7 to 9 September 2015 with co-organiser Bournemouth University, United Kingdom. Following the success of and building upon the first International Conference on Events in Bournemouth and and the second in Sheffield, IFT is proud to host the conference this year. ICE2015 is one of the series of events celebrating the 20th anniversary of IFT.

During the opening session of the Conference, Dr. Fanny Vong, President of IFT and Caroline Jackson, Head of Department - Events & Leisure from Bournemouth University welcomed all the delegates, including 70 scholars and participants. It is hoped that a high level of quality, thought-provoking discussion and inspiration could be shared and exchanged.

The conference aims to examine a variety of contemporary issues in festivals and events. It aims to gather those interested in the exciting yet complex field of event studies and event management together to disseminate latest research, initiate collaborations and exchange ideas. Delegates from the academic community and from the industry come from 14 countries and regions. Keynote speakers include Cecilia Tse, Deputy Director of MGTO, Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer of MGM China Holdings Limited, Professor Leo Jago, University of Surrey, UK, Professor Brian King, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, among many others. The conference provides a platform for like-minded people where they meet everybody, network with everyone and enjoy the inspiring discussions of latest research in events. IFT from the Macao community can also learn from all the experts gathered here in this conference.

Through organising and participating in international conferences, ITRC of IFT plays a more active role in fostering research locally and internationally. Its collaboration with other universities helps bring attention to the most relevant issues about tourism related developments as well as benefit the tourism development of Macao in the long run.

Submission deadline for the 3rd International Conference on Events (ICE2015) draws near

IFT will be hosting the  3rd International Conference on Events (ICE2015), 7 to 9 September 2015, and is co-organized by ITRC-IFT and Bournemouth University (UK). Co-chaired by IFT events faculty member Ubaldino Couto and BU faculty member Julie Whitfield, ICE2015  will feature leading thinkers, practitioners, and scholars on events, events management, and events research.

The 8th International Conference on Services Management



The "8th International Conference on Services Management" is organised by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, U.S.A. with co-organisers including Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao, Oxford Brookes University, UK, and Vedatya Institute, India. This year's ICSM will be held between 28 and 30 November 2015 in Washington D.C.

 

For more information about the Conference and the sponsorship, please visit the Conference’s website http://www.cpe.vt.edu/icsm/