Call for Papers

Deadline for Submission

Abstracts or Full Papers Submission: 14 March 2021

Final Version Submission: 25 April 2021

SHATEC is pleased to announce that the APacCHRIE Conference 2021 will be hosted in Singapore from 2 – 4 June 2021. We warmly welcome all delegates to our beautiful City in a Garden where passions are made possible. Offering a hybrid mode experience, the conference will focus on a broad range of topics related to tourism and hospitality. 

Who Should Attend

  • Academics and educators in tourism and hospitality fields
  • Academics and educators in design fields
  • Managers of hotels, restaurants and tourism businesses
  • Trainers in tourism, hospitality and restaurant fields
  • Tourism and hospitality researchers and industry consultants
  • Inter-regional organizations with interest in tourism and hospitality industry
  • Administrators of tourism and hospitality management educational programmes
  • Tourism, hospitality and restaurant industry executives and representatives of multi-national firms
  • Financial institutions and tourism industry investors
  • Tourism policy makers and national tourism organization directors
  • Students and graduates in tourism and hospitality management 

Call for Papers

The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for sharing and exchange of cutting-edge research, trends and developments between academic communities and industry practitioners in all areas of tourism. This is a peer-reviewed (double blind) conference open to all academics, professionals and graduate students.

We invite abstracts and/or full papers in conjunction with the theme: Reboot. Reimagine. Redesign!, including but not limited to the followings:

  • Case Studies on Tourism and Hospitality Development,
    Marketing and Management
  • Competition and Collaboration among Asia-Pacific Countries on Tourism
  • Consumer Behaviour in Hospitality / Tourism
  • Contactless Services in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Contemporary Issues in Tourism and Hospitality Industry
    Education and Research
  • Crisis Management in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Culinary Arts and Gastronomy
  • Data Analytics
  • Destination Marketing
  • E-commerce, OTAs and Travel Agency Management
  • E-learning in Hospitality and Tourism:
    Its Applications and Influences on the Industry and Education
  • Ethics, Leadership, and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Future of Hospitality and Tourism Education
  • Hospitality Management and Marketing
  • Hospitality Experience during COVID-19
  • HR Management and Training in Tourism
  • Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour
  • Impact of COVID-19 and Recovery Strategies
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge Economies, Knowledge Management
  • Robotics and Technology in Tourism and Hospitality Industries
  • Rural Tourism and Green Tourism
  • Service Design
  • Smart Tourism and Innovations
  • Social Media and Sharing Economy
  • Technology in Tourism and Hospitality Industries
  • Tourism Culture
  • Tourism Development and Sustainability
  • Tourism Economics
  • Tourism Planning and Policy
  • Transnational Market Analysis and Forecast
  • Other Topics Related to Tourism and Hospitality in the Asia-Pacific Region

General Submission Information

  1. Two types of submission are invited:
    • Abstract (maximum 1,500 words) or
    • Full paper (maximum 5,000 words)
  2. Authors will have an option of choosing to include the abstract or the full paper in the conference proceedings to be published electronically.
  3. Based on the quality of the submission and author’s preference, each submission will be accepted as either
    • Stand-up paper presentation or
    • Poster presentation
      [Note: Option of poster presentation mode may be subjected to change.]
  4. Submissions must be original and should not be already published nor under review for publication elsewhere.
  5. Individual and multiple authors are welcome to contribute.
  6. Once the submission is accepted, at least one of the authors must register and present at the conference.
  7. All submissions and papers must be written in English.
  8. Papers will be presented in either oral (i.e. stand-up presentation) or visual (i.e. poster) form.
    [Note: Option of poster presentation mode may be subjected to change.]
  9. The author’s name and affiliation should be shown only on the cover page of the manuscript and they should not be indicated anywhere in the paper.
  10. Authors will retain full copyright to their work and the conference organizers are making no claim on the copyright.  It is for this reason that the papers and abstracts will not be placed on the internet.
  11. Tables and Figures (300dpi) should be clearly labelled, in the format and style described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 7th edition) and suitable for direct reproduction.
  12. All contributions should follow the format and style described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 7th edition).
  13. Best paper awards will be competitively selected by the Best Paper Review Committee after assessing the final version of Full Paper (maximum 5,000 words) submitted.

For submission guidelines, please click here.
Please submit abstracts or full papers here.

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For enquiries on abstracts or full papers submission, please email

important dates

Abstracts or Full Paper Submission Deadline: 

14 March 2021

Final Version Submission Deadline: 

25 April 2021

Contact Information 

For enquiries on the conference, please contact:

Programme Chair Paper Chair Conference Secretariat
Mr Alan Lowe
Dr Maverick Yeo

Prof Sam Kim
School of Hotel & Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ms Chan Yuk Ee