• 8 September 2021, 9:00am to 11 September 2021, 7:00pm
Duyong Marina and Resort
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Virtual/in-person US$150/290

The Global Tourism Conference 2021 (GTC 2021) is organised by Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and jointly hosted by The Terengganu State Government and Victoria University. This conference, held in Terengganu, Malaysia, addresses the theme 'Tourism Innovation and Digitalisation: A New Way in Redesigning Tourism Landscape'.

This conference provides a platform for academics and practitioners to share ideas and promote tourism and hospitality research. If you can't attend in person, you can opt to attend online.


The conference will address the topic Tourism Innovation and Digitalisation: A New Way in Redesigning Tourism Landscape over two days, with the opportunity to take in the beautiful region as part of a post-conference tour on the following two days.

There is also the opportunity to hear keynote speakers and take part in discussions online.

Pre-conference day: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 

Mode: Online
10am–12pm: Invited speaker, Professor Ramayah Thurasamy (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Topic: Tips on Becoming a Reputable Author

Day 1: Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Mode: Online
9am-9.15am: Welcoming Notes from UMT and Victoria University
9.15-10am: Keynote Speech, Professor Cihan Cobanoglu (University of South Florida, USA)
10-10.30am: Keynote Speech, Professor Michael Hall (University of Canterbury, NZ)
10.30–11.15am: Break
11.30am-5.30pm: Parallel sessions with breaks between

Day 2: Thursday, September 9, 2021

Mode: Face to face
8.30-9.30am:  Parallel session 
9.30-9.45am: A welcoming note from UMT, Industry Speaker, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia
10.30–11am: Morning tea break
11–11.45am: Keynote speech, online, Professor Brian King (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
11.45–1pm: Industry-academic engagement session
1–2pm: Lunch
2–5.30pm: Parallel sessions
8–11pm: Conference dinner and closing ceremony

Day 3: Friday, September 10, 2021

8am-7pm: Post-conference tour

Day 4: Saturday, September 11, 2021

8am-7pm: Post-conference tour 

Key dates

Abstract deadline: 30 April 2021
Abstract acceptance notification: 15 May 2021
Extended Abstract/ Full paper: 30 June 2021
Extended abstract/ Camera-ready: 15 July 2021
Payment dateline: 8 August 2021
Participant registration: 8 August 2021

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