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ICT 2018 will be held in Guangzhou, China

After the success of the held in Chengdu, we are delighted to announce that the 8th International Conference on Tourism and Hospitality between China and Spain (ICT 2018) will be held in the beautiful subtropical city Guangzhou, the third biggest city in China, November 11-13, 2018. Please mark your calendar to reserve these days.

Guangzhou, traditionally named Canton, is the capital the Guangdong province in southern China, 120 Km northwest to Hong Kong. Guangzhou has a history of over 2,200 years. Guangzhou is situated at the heart of the most-populous built-up metropolitan area in China forming one of the largest urban agglomerations on the planet. In 2015 the city's population already reached 13.5 million. In recent years, Guangzhou has built a completely new city center with modern buildings and advanced metro transportation systems. Guangzhou is now a cosmopolitan city in the world.

Guangzhou plays an important role for foreign trade in China. Guangzhou is best known for its annual Canton Fair, the oldest and largest trade fair for “Made in China” products.

Call for papers All original paper contributions that may help in the mutual understanding of China-Spain, Asian-Western tourism and hospitality research and development are welcome to submit to the conference. All the papers should be in English. The paper topics can be found in our call for papers page.

The conference has both academic and industrial parts. The academic part is for international researchers in tourism and hospitality related fields from all over the world to exchange their research experience. The industrial part is for the tourism and hospitality professionals to promote the cooperation between China and Spain.
Accepted full papers will be selected and published in the conference proceedings. In addition, based on the quality, some of the presented papers will be invited to be considered on to publish in SCI indexed journals after a full extension.

The working language of the conference will be in English. The contact email of the conference is ict2018 @

Organizers The conference is organized jointly by the cooperation of the School of Economics and Commerce, South China University of Technology, and the University of Balearic Islands in Spain.  The local organizer and promoter is the South China University of Technology. As an established structure of the conference, the main conference responsible coordinator and global organizer is the Tourism Faculty, University of Balearic Islands, Spain.

第八届中西旅游大会将于2018年11月11至13日在中国广 州市召开。我们的大会是国际性的。所有国家的学界业界都欢迎投稿参会。本次大会由华南理工大学,及西班 牙巴利阿里大学(University of Balearic Islands)的旅游管理学院联合主办。 我们欢迎全国旅游及酒店管理的学术界及业界踊跃投稿及参加这次中西旅游及酒店管理交流盛会。所有来稿请投到本大会在Easychair上的投稿系统。详细 情况请看本网站。大会的联系邮箱是 ict2018 @。除了所有被接收的长论文会被选入在中国旅游出版社正式出版并送交索引外,大会将会在国际旅游经济杂志出一个特刊。优秀论文将有望被邀请在充 分扩展重新审稿后收入特刊。

Journal Publication Possibilities We will have journal publication possibilities for the selected papers among the accepted papers in the conference. The Tourism Economics is one of them. To be selected for the journal publication, your paper should fit into the scope of the journal. The paper should be in full length and in English.  The papers will pass a peer to peer review. The papers should be well written in topic, structure and English.   

ICTCHS2017 successfully held in Chengdu

The conference has been successfully held in Chengdu. Over a hundred scholars from China, Spain, United States, Australia and New Zealand participated the conference. The participants discussed around the main theme of the conference - the new trends, new methodologies and new strategy for the development of tourism and hospitality in the globalization environment. A report about the conference in Chinese can be found here.


The opening ceremony
Guests and the organization team

foreign participants


Supporting Organization

UIB - a
                                member of RedIntur

                              a member of WTO