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We are delighted to announce the 3rd conference from the Global Congress of Special Interest Tourism & Hospitality (www.glosith.netwill be held in Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) from 10 to 12 Nov 2023.

The conference aims to explore niche tourism, hospitality, and leisure issues, exchange perspectives and develop new ideas in the field of the contemporary tourism and hospitality within the globalized environment. The conference invites conceptual, theoretical, empirical, and methodological research papers, and industry cases on different tourism and hospitality themes. Papers are expected to address the theoretical, methodological, and practical aspects of planning, development, marketing, and management.

All submitted abstracts will follow a rigorous double-blind review process by the International Scientific Committee and will be published in the conference proceedings based on reviewers’ recommendations.



Several papers will be awarded best papers at the conference, and these will be expedited in the review process in the International Journal of Tourism Research (SSCI; impact factor 4.737). Details on the publication opportunities in this journal will be announced later.

(see suggested conference topics)


The organizing committee welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to) topics:  ​

  • Adventure tourism/hospitality, Outdoor tourism;

  • Backpacker tourism, Budget traveller;

  • Case studies on tourism and hospitality industry;

  • Climate change/Global warming and tourism/hospitality development;

  • Community-based tourism and hospitality;

  • Conceptual models and frameworks in the tourism and hospitality research;

  • Cruise industry;

  • Cultural heritage tourism;

  • Dark tourism;

  • Eco tourism;

  • Education tourism;

  • Ethnic and identity issues in the tourism/hospitality industry;

  • Events & Festivals;

  • Film-induced tourism, Movie tourism, Media tourism;

  • Food / Culinary / Gastronomy / Gourmet tourism;

  • Gambling / Gaming / Casino tourism and hospitality;

  • Health / Medical / Spa / Wellness / Well-being / Healing tourism/hospitality;

  • Home stay in tourism destinations;

  • Human resources management in the tourism/hospitality;

  • Innovation and product development in the tourism/hospitality;

  • Marine / Coastal tourism, Water-based tourism/hospitality;

  • Methodological issues in the tourism/hospitality research;

  • MICE (Meeting, Incentives, Convention, Exhibition) industry;

  • Pro-poor tourism/hospitality, Poverty alleviation through tourism development;

  • Red tourism;

  • Rural tourism, Agricultural tourism;

  • Safety and security issues in the tourism/hospitality;

  • Sharing economy in the tourism/hospitality (i.e., Airbnb);

  • Smart tourism/hospitality, Social media in the tourism/hospitality;

  • Slow tourism, Slow City, Slow food, Relaxation;

  • Sport tourism;

  • Technological & Artificial Intelligence issues in the tourism/hospitality;

  • Theme parks;

  • Tourism, hospitality, leisure, event, gambling, and sport marketing/management;  

  • Youth tourism (and more).

Call for abstracts



Prof. Sara Dolnicar

The University of Queensland, Australia

Research Professor and Social Scientist

Sara Dolnicar is a ocial scientist and Research Professor of Tourism at The University of Queensland in Australia. With degrees in business and psychology, she is best known for her work in improving market segmentation methodology and empirical measures in social science research. She is also an expert in the topic of Airbnb. Currently, Sara is focusing on developing and experimentally testing ways to make consumers behave in more environmentally friendly ways – voluntarily.


Sara has published more than 300 refereed articles, which have been cited more than 17,000 times. She is an Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Tourism Research, and reviews grant applications for the national funding bodies of more than a dozen countries around the world. She is an elected fellow of numerous professional associations, and the winner of more than 30 research awards. In recognition of the global excellence and impact of her research and her work in knowledge transfer, Sara has been named TTRA Distinguished Researcher and Slovenian Ambassador of Science.


Dr. Mark Hampton

University of Kent, the United Kingdom

Reader (Associate Professor) in Tourism Management

Dr Mark Hampton is Reader (Associate Professor) in Tourism Management at the University of Kent, England. Dr Hampton is internationally recognised for his research on tourism’s socio-economic impacts in developing countries, particularly small-scale and coastal/island tourism. He has given over 130 conference papers, often as Keynote Speaker; has published over 60 journal articles/book chapters (including Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Geographies, World Development, Environment and Planning A) and written/edited four books. His most recent books are Backpacker Tourism and Economic Development (Routledge); and Tourism and Inclusive Growth in Small Island Developing States (Commonwealth Secretariat). He has extensive field experience in South-East Asia, the Caribbean, and Indian Ocean and his research has been funded by the World Bank; Commonwealth Secretariat; Swiss overseas aid; Malaysian Ministry of Tourism; British Academy and the British Council. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and Visiting Professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.


Prof. Cathy Hsu

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

 Chair Professor of Hospitality and Tourism

Cathy Hsu is the Chair Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Marketing in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research foci include tourist behaviors and emotions, resident sentiment and stereotypes, and hospitality branding. She has over 200 refereed publications. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Tourism Management and served as the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism for 16 years (2002-2017). Her most recent co-authored book, Tourism: The Business of Hospitality and Travel (6th ed.), was published by Prentice Hall in 2017. She received the John Wiley & Sons Lifetime Research Achievement Award in 2009 and International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators’ Martin Oppermann Memorial Award for Lifetime Contribution to Tourism Education in 2011. She has served as a consultant and provided training to numerous hotel and tourism organizations over the years on service quality, branding, and marketing.   


Prof. Dae-Kwan Kim

Kyung Hee University, Korea

Professor of Hospitality Management

Dr. Dae-Kwan Kim is a Professor of the College of Hotel & Tourism at Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea. He served as a Dean of the College of Hotel and Tourism and a Dean of the Graduate School of Tourism in the same University. He was a President of the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute. Professor Kim was a Director General of the Tourism and Leisure Bureau at the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

Dr. Kim served as a President of Korea MICE Tourism Society. He was awarded Official Commendations by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, by the Prime Minister, and by the President of the Republic of Korea. Professor Kim is engaged in various activities based on his expertise in large-scale tourism development, integrated resort development, international tourism, sustainable tourism, leisure activities, and MICE policy.


  • Deadline for abstract submission (300-500 words): 15 Oct. 2023

  • Notice of acceptance: 20 Oct. 2023

  • Deadline for early registration: 15 Oct. 2023


  • Abstracts (300 - 500 words in English) should be submitted by 15 Oct. 2023 to the conference chair Timothy Lee at 


  • Several papers will be awarded best papers at the conference, and these will be expedited in the review process in the International Journal of Tourism Research (SSCI; impact factor 4.737). Details on the publication opportunities in this journal will be announced later.

  • The updated website ( and more information of the 3rd GLOSITH Conference will be released in due course. For all enquiries, contact the Chief Operator.



Macau University of Science and Technology


Address: Avenida Wai Long, Taipa, Macau, China 

The conference building has session rooms and restaurants under the same roof. The building is within 5-minute driving distance from Macau International Airport, and is only a stop away (15 minutes) from MUST Railway Station. The Venetian, the Londoner, the Parisian, and other upscale casinos are close by and can be reached on foot in just 10 minutes, making accommodation and transportation simple to find.

As one of the top major gambling cities in the world, Macao is also referred to as "the world's tourism and leisure centre" and "one of the world's food capitals". The hundreds of years of contact between Eastern and Western cultures have left behind numerous historical and cultural artefacts. Participants can also travel to Macao to enjoy its distinctive landscape and delectable cuisine.

There are more than 20,000 full-time students at Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST). The Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management (FHTM) at MUST is one of the largest and fastest growing schools in the world in tourism and hospitality with more than 2,200 full-time students, including 1,900 Undergraduate, 300 Master's, and 60 PhD's. Nearly 50 full-time academic staff of 10 nationalities are dedicated to the nurturing of these highly motivated students.

Important dates


Registration and fee

The organizing committee welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to) topics:  

  • Early-bird registration for students (by 15 Oct): MOP 1300 (equivalent to US$160).

  • Regular registration for students (from 16 Oct): MOP 1800 (equivalent to US$220).

  • Early-bird registration for academics/practitioners (by 15 Oct): MOP 2000 (equivalent to US$240).

  • Regular registration for academics/practitioners (from 16 Oct): MOP 2600 (equivalent to US$320).

*Includes conference proceedings, access to full conference activities, conference meals, gala dinner, excluding accommodation.


If there are four delegates or more attending from the same institution, the 4th delegate only pays half registration fees, and the institution will be listed as an official sponsor in the conference.


The name and emblem of the institution will be presented in the conference website and proceedings.

Separate competitions among students

In addition to regular sessions among the researchers and practitioners, there will be also separate sessions for group presentations among Master and Undergraduate degree students (2 or 3 members per group). Each group presentation is to be for 15 minutes, and the best groups will be awarded a certificate of recognition.

A fee of MOP 600(equivalent to US$75) per group is required in order to participate.

Payment Method (Choose one of methods)

  • Cash: Please submit to FHTM admin office, Room O307, 3rd floor, Building O, Macau University of Science and Technology, Avenida Wai Long, Taipa, Macau.

  • Cheques: Please submit to FHTM admin office, Room O307, 3rd floor, Building O, Macau University of Science and Technology, Avenida Wai Long, Taipa, Macau. Please make the cheque payable to "Macau University of Science and Technology.".

  • Bank transfer: The bank information is in the below. After completing the transfer, please scan the bank transfer receipt and send it via email to


     *Receipt will be sent upon the confirmation of the payment.


Scientific Committee



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