Call for Papers: 3rd USA-China Tourism Research Summit and Industry Dialogue

Call for Papers: 3rd USA-China Tourism Research Summit and Industry Dialogue

Announcement: Call for Papers

The 3rd USA-China Tourism Research Summit has extended the deadline for submissions in English or Chinese for stand-up presentations relevant to the  themes/topics within the domain of USA, China, USA-China hospitality and tourism. The new deadline to submit is August 30, 2019. Please submit abstracts for consideration focused on the following tourism and hospitality topics:

  • Emerging issues in international travel and tourism practice
  • Factors impacting US-China tourism exchange
  • Chinese tourist behaviors, experiences, decision-making, and satisfaction
  • Service management of outbound Chinese tourists
  • Sustainable tourism development in China
  • Social media (e.g., WeChat) and emerging technologies (e.g., virtual reality, 3-D postcards) in destination marketing and management
  • Policy, planning, and governance
  • Marketing, branding and reputation management
  • Human resources management and strategic leadership development
  • Innovation, creativity and change management
  • Education and training
  • Tourism economics and forecasting
  • Financial and performance management
  • Emerging research methods and methodologies
  • Other topics of contemporary significance in hospitality and tourism with an USA-China focus


Submission Guidelines

  • Structured abstracts in English or Chinese are invited on the above conference topics.
  • Structured abstracts for both complete research and work-in-progress are welcome.
  • Structured abstracts should be no longer than 1200 words (excluding tables, figures, and references) and should follow a research paper structure (e.g., Introduction, Theoretical Foundation/Literature Review, Research Methodology, Research Findings, Conclusions and Implications, and References).
  • Structured abstracts must be prepared using double space, Times New Roman, 12-point font size. The reference style for the conference is that of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • All submissions should be in MS word (.doc) or PDF format.
  • All submitted papers must represent original research that has not been presented in other conferences or published in any journal.
  • Successfully submitted abstracts will be acknowledged with an electronic receipt including an abstract reference number, which should be quoted in all correspondence. Allow at least 2 hours for your receipt to be returned to you.
  • For all accepted paper presentations, at least one of the authors MUST register for and present the paper at the conference.
  • Please submit your structured abstract to Dr. Wei Wei at


Important Deadlines (All in EST):

  • Abstract submission: 11:59 p.m. EST, August 30, 2019
  • Author notification: 11:59 p.m. EST, September 30, 2019


Best Paper Awards:

Two best paper awards (one for English submission and one for Chinese submission) will be presented at the Summit.

For further information, please contact: 

Summit Scientific Committee Chair:

Dr. Wei Wei, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida



Early Bird Registration $95: Ends November 1, 2019

Regular Registration $125: Ends December 17, 2019