Events

The International Conference on Tourism and Retail Management 2018

The 5th International Conference on Branding and Marketing (DBM-V) organized by Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao China (IFT) together with co-organizers including University of South Carolina, U.S.A, University of Surrey, U.K. and Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, Cardiff Metropolitan University, U.K. will be held at IFT, Macao China during 3-5 December 2014.

The 3rd Annual Conference of the International Place Brand Association hosted by DBM-VI

The 5th International Conference on Branding and Marketing (DBM-V) organized by Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao China (IFT) together with co-organizers including University of South Carolina, U.S.A, University of Surrey, U.K. and Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, Cardiff Metropolitan University, U.K. will be held at IFT, Macao China during 3-5 December 2014.

IFT and Nankai joint Forum on China's Belt and Road Initiative was successfully held


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IFT Tourism Research Centre of the Institute for Tourism Studies (ITRC) and the College of Tourism and Service Management of Nankai University jointly organised an international forum with Nankai University on China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Long-term Implications for Global Travel and Tourism on 20th April.  

 

The international forum invited international scholars and experts in panel discussions to jointly share their insights and exchange ideas on key questions related to China’s Belt and Road Initiative’s long-term impact on global travel and tourism.

During the event, President of IFT, Dr. Fanny Vong and Dean Designate of College of Tourism and Service Management of Nankai University, Prof. Hanqin Qiu gave their welcome remarks respectively. Moderators and discussants of the panel discussions included Emeritus Professor of International Tourism of the University of Strathclyde, UK and elected member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, Prof. Carson Lewis Jenkins, Assistant Professor of IFT, Dr. Eve Ren, Prof. Richard W. X. Hu, Department of Politics & Public Administration, University of Hong Kong, Dr. Tim Summers, Centre for China Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prof. Hanqin Qiu, College of Tourism and Service Management, Nankai University, Dr. Hong Yu, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore and Dr. Yanzheng Tuo, Silk Road Tourism Research Center, Nankai University. 

 

While most discussions about the Belt and Road revolve around infrastructure, economic, and trade development, few, if any, in-depth dialogues have taken place focusing on the initiative’s long-term impact on global travel and tourism. Given the Belt and Road initiative also envisions cooperation in regional tourism and the development of cross-country tourism routes and products, the aim of this forum was to discuss and address some of the most important issues affecting global travel and tourism as a result of the momentous change, opportunities, as well as challenges brought forth by the Belt and Road initiative.

 

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.

 

The Proceedings papers and the event photos have been uploaded to the Forum's webpage, please feel free to view and download. 

 

是次論壇邀請到多位各地學者及專家出席,並就 “一帶一路” 對全球旅遊業的長期影響相關的重要議題作探討和互相交流。

 

活動上,旅遊學院院長黃竹君博士及南開大學旅遊與服務學院侯任院長邱漢琴教授分別致歡迎詞。專題討論主持及討論者包括英國斯特拉斯克萊德大學國際旅遊榮譽教授及國際旅遊研究院當選委員Carson Lewis Jenkins教授、旅遊學院副教授任連萍博士、香港大學政治與公共行政學系胡偉星教授、香港中文大學中國研究中心夏添恩博士、南開大學旅遊與服務學院邱漢琴教授、新加坡國立大學東亞研究所余虹博士及南開大學旅遊與服務學院絲路旅遊研究中心妥艷媜博士。

 

中國的 “一帶一路” 倡議旨在實現有史以來最具抱負和影響深遠的國際合作計劃之一,涉及亞洲、歐洲和非洲大陸60多個國家和地區,目標為促進這些國家之間更緊密的合作。儘管關於 “一帶一路” 的大部分討論圍繞著基礎設施、經濟和貿易發展,但該倡議對全球旅遊業的長期影響,則幾乎沒有任何深入的議論。由於 “一帶一路” 倡議設想在區域旅遊和跨國旅遊路線以及產品方面進行合作,本論壇的目的是討論和解析因重大變革、機遇以及 “一帶一路” 倡議帶來的挑戰而影響全球旅遊業的一些重要課題。

 

旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心通過組織和參加國際會議,使其在澳門及國際旅遊業研究上擔當更積極的角色。此外,該中心與其他大學和機構的合作,促使社會關注旅遊業發展的相關課題,長遠有利於澳門旅遊業的發展。

 

會議論文集和活動相片己上載至論壇網頁,歡迎閱讀。


The Greater Bay Area Collaborative Tourism Research Forum 大灣區旅遊研究合作論壇


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The Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) will be hosting the "The Greater Bay Area Collaborative Tourism Research Forumwhich is jointly orangnised by the School of Tourism Management, Sun Yat-Sen University, and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, on Tuesday, 8th May in the Taipa Campus of IFT.

 

It is an agenda-setting forum to identify and prioritize future joint and collaborative tourism reserch needed to address the challenges and opportunities facing the long-term tourism development of the Greater Bay Area.  

 

The Forum invites policy-makers, government officials, and decision-makers of all backgrounds and areas to participate and  raise pertinent points for research. We also invite scholars, researchers, community interest groups, think-tanks and private associations to participate. Members from the travel and hospitality industries, industry associations, and stakeholders from the Greater Bay Area are very much welcome to attend and share their opinions, as are members of the general public.

 

For details of the Forum and registration, please visit the Forum's webpage.

 

由旅遊學院、中山大學旅遊學院和香港理工大學酒店及旅遊業管理學院合辦的“大灣區旅遊研究合作論壇”於2018年5月8日在旅遊學院氹仔校區展望樓舉行。

 

本場為議程設壇,旨在透過探討大灣區在長期旅遊發展中面臨的挑戰和機遇來辨識未來聯合旅遊研究優先課題。

 

論壇誠邀政策制訂者、政府官員和不同背景和領域的決策者參與和提出其他相關的研究課題。 論壇還邀請學者、研究人員、社區持分者、智囊團和社團參加。 同時亦非常歡迎來自大灣區的旅遊和款客業界、相關持分者及公眾參加並分享他們的意見。 

 

如欲報名參與和論壇詳程,請瀏覽論壇網頁

 

 


Date and venue of the Forum:

Date: Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Time: 3:00-5:30pm

Venue: Grand Hall, TAIPA CAMPUS, IFT

 

論壇舉行地點和時間:

日期: 2018手5月8日

時間: 下午3:00-5:30

地點: 旅遊學院氹仔校區,展望樓大禮堂

 

International Forum on China’s Belt and Road Initiative中國“一帶一路”倡議相關的國際論壇


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IFT will be hosting the International Forum on "China's Belt and Road Initiative: Long-Term Implications for Global Travel and Tourism" on Friday, 20th April in the Taipa Campus of IFT.

 

Organised jointly by IFT Tourism Research Centre and the College of Tourism and Service Management, Nankai University, the Forum will be inviting international scholars and experts to discuss in a panel format and share their insights as well as exchange ideas on key issues.

 

For details of the Forum and registration, please visit the Forum's webpage.

 

旅遊學院於2018年4月20日在氹仔校區展望樓舉行「中國“一帶一路”倡議對全球旅遊業的長遠啟示」國際論壇

 

本論壇由旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心與南開大學旅遊與服務學院合辦,將邀請學者及專家出席並就擬定的重要議題作探討和互相交流。

 

如欲報名參與和論壇詳程,請瀏覽論壇網頁

 

 


Date and venue of the Forum:

Date: Friday, 20 April 2018

Time: 2:30-5:30pm

Venue: FG51, Grand Hall, TAIPA CAMPUS, IFT

 

論壇舉行地點和時間:

日期: 2018手4月20日

時間: 下午2:30-5:30

地點: 旅遊學院氹仔校區,展望樓大禮堂FG51

 

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.

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 .

 

 

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/


 

The Lisbon Consortium Symposium



Organised by the University of Saint Joseph, Macao, the "Lisbon Consortium Symposium" will be held on 17 & 18 April 2015 in the Macau Art Museum Auditorium. The director of IFT Tourism Research Centre, Professor Leonardo Dioko, will be presenting the "Cultural Tourism in Macau" in Panel 2 - Cultural Spaces I on 17 April 2015. The program is avaialble for download at here. For more information, please visit www.usj.edu.mo 



Seminar for HK principals on Global Career Trends in Tourism and Hospitality

ITRC researcher Mr. Patrick Lo presented the "Global Trends in Tourism and Hospitality: Opportunities and Prospects for Career Development" to about 100 Hong Kong high school principals when they conducted a site visit to IFT on 10 and 24 April 2015. Two of our graduates, Ms. Vicky Chen who graduated in Heritage Management in 2012 and Mr. Jason Tang who graduated in Hotel Management in 2011, recorded videos to share their experiences at IFT as well as their career development with our guests.


IFT hosts the 7th International Conference on Services Management

IFT is hosted The 7th International Conference on Services Management (ICSM-7) from 10 to 12 December 2014 with co-organisers Oxford School of Hospitality Management, Oxford Brookes University, UK, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA, and the Institute for International Management and Technology (IIMT), India. Previously, the ICSM has been held in Oxford, UK, New Delhi, India, Pennsylvania, USA, and Cyprus.  

 

During the opening session of the Conference, Prof. Levent Altinay from the Oxford Brookes University and Prof. Leonardo (Don) A. N. Dioko from IFT Tourism Research Centre (ITRC)welcomed all the participants as the Co-Chair and Convenor, respectively, of the Conference.

 

Knowing the critical significance of service and its effective planning, delivery, management and marketing in the world’s economy and also the city of Macao as one of the world’s fastest growing tourism destination, the ICSM-7, themed Managing and Delivering Services in the Asian Century, gathered managers from the world’s service management industry, service marketing and management scholars, researchers, educators and trainers to discuss and share research and ideas on the dramatic change of Asian consumers’ service demand and fundamentals of services capes given by their vibrant economies. Keynote speakers included Mr. Po Chung, Hong Kong Institute of Service Leadership and Management (HKI-SLAM), Hong Kong, Prof. Charles Martin of Wichita State University, US, Prof. Noel Scott from Griffith University, Australia, Dr. Richard Teare of the Global University of Lifelong Learning as well as Prof. Dianne Welsh of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Besides, a cultural session was held on the last day of the conference series for the conference participants to join. Executive Assistant Manager of Food and Beverage of IFT David Wong demonstrated the special ingredients and techniques of Macanese cuisine, to enable participants to experience the culture of Macao.

 

Founded in March 2005, the ICSM conferences series has become one of the prominent platforms for both academics and practitioners from worldwide to transfer knowledge in the area of services management. It has attracted a growing and very loyal following among its regular participants, which includes scholars, postgraduate students as well as industry practitioners in services management.


IFT hosts the 5th Destination Branding and Marketing Conference with this year's theme on "Building Enduring Place Brands"

IFT is hosting The 5th International Conference on Destination Branding and Marketing (DBM-V) from 3 to 5 December 2014. Themed “Building Enduring Place Brands”, the Conference attracted 70 delegates representing 20 countries and regions as well as more than 30 higher educational institutions in addition to several representatives of DMOs and creative agencies.

During the opening session of the Conference, President of IFT Dr. Fanny Vong delivered an opening address and welcome remark as the Chair of the Conference. The DBM-V gathered destination marketing experts from academia, industry and tourism agencies to discuss effective strategies to overcome the myriad challenges many destinations and communities now face in a moment-obsessed, social-media savvy world and where originality and lasting authenticity of place brands become increasingly difficult to achieve. Co-organisers of DBM-V included University of South Carolina, US, the Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK and University of Surrey, UK. 

During the Conference, speakers from around the world presented notable keynote addresses,that included:

  • Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of Macau Government Tourist Office, Macao

    Leverage on Both Old and New Elements to Unveil Macao

  • Dr. Robert Govers, Managing Research Partner of Good Country Index

    Nation Brands and Good Countries

  • Dr. Steven Pike, Associate Professor of Queensland University of Technology, Australia

    A Narrative Analysis of the First 40 Years of Destination Marketing Literature: 1973 2013

  • Mr. Malcolm Allan, Managing Director of Placematters Ltd.

    The Cork City Region Brand Proposition

  • Dr. Alan Fyall, Professor of Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, US

    Destination and Place Brands: Collaboration, Coexistence and Common Goals?

  • Dr. Nigel Morgan, Professor of School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Surrey, UK

    The Wild Atlantic Way: Developing a Brand Proposition for the Worlds Longest Drive-Tourism Route

 Founded in December 2005 at IFT, the DBM conferences series has become one of the leading fora for practitioners and thinkers in the area of tourism destination branding and marketing. It has attracted a growing and very loyal following among its regular participants, which includes scholars, postgraduate students as well as industry practitioners in destination branding and tourism marketing. The first three biannual DBM conferences were held in Macao, and the fourth DBM conference was hosted at Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

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.


The 5th International Conference on Branding and Marketing

The 5th International Conference on Branding and Marketing (DBM-V) organized by Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao China (IFT) together with co-organizers including University of South Carolina, U.S.A, University of Surrey, U.K. and Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, Cardiff Metropolitan University, U.K. will be held at IFT, Macao China during 3-5 December 2014.

The “Industry Briefing Session on Macao Human Resource Monitoring Survey” attracted more than 30 industry colleagues

 

 

During the Briefing, the Director of ITRC, Professor Don Dioko introduced the fiedlwork and survey methodology of the  Macao Human Resource Monitoring Survey (MHRM). Results gathered in 2013 were announced and compared with those in 2012.

Dr. Louis Vong, by using the MHRM data, revealed that once an intervention took place, employees' job stress cease to exert direct influence on their turnover intention, which suggests that work-family conflict is the underlying cause of discouraging stressful employees to remain in their jobs. 

 

Mr. Henrique Ngan, analysed from the MHRM data and revealed that employees with high levels of occupational stress and working in a low organisational climate are less likely to stay with their employer. He also discussed strategies of how organisations in Macao should enhance their organisational climate and provide measure to lower job stress in order to keep their staff from leaving.

The Briefing has attracted more than 30 industry colleagues to participate.