banner   Nov.30 - Dec. 3, 2012, Zhuhai, China

The conference has been successfully held

The conference ICTCHS2012 has been successfully held in Zhuhai, China. near 100 participants have attended the conference. The sessions include academic and industrial presentations.
The participants enjoyed a tour in the local tourist hot spots on the date Dec. 2 and a tour in the Guangzhou city on Dec. 3. The photo shows a visit to the Zhuhai Hot Spring Resort which is the model for all the hot spring resorts in China in service standards. The participants were impressed by the warm hospitality of the resort staff.


Conference Program

You can download the program here. The program only includes the first two days. The third day Dec. 3, 2012 can be seen in the program page.

Hotel Reservation

Please check price of the hotel rooms and contact the responsible person by email about your hotel reservation. See our Venue page for more information.

Post-Conference Tour

The conference will have two days sessions (Dec. 1, 2) in Zhuhai and one day professional tour in Guangzhou city (Dec. 3). Thses are provided by the conference.
In addition, the conference ofers the optional post-conference tour for those who would like to see other parts of China such as Beijing and Xi'An. Here is a description. If you want to join the tour, please send a mail to the ict2012 at and withe the mail title : post tour.

How to arrive the Zhuhai Holiday Resort Hotel

The conference will be held in the famous 5 star  Zhuhai Holiday Resort Hotel. See the instructions to know how to arrive the hotel from the major airports.
Zhuhai Holiday Resort Hotel Address: In Chinese: 珠海度假村

Conference registration is open

Please check our registration web page to make your registration. You should make your registration fee transfer before you send the registration form and the bank transfer copy.

Qatar Airways becomes our sponsor

Qatar airways becoms a sponsor of our conference. They offer discounts to the conference participants. To get this discount, please click on their logo on our page.
Para facilitar los desplazamientos desde España hasta China, la aerolínea Qatar Airways ofrece una serie de descuentos a los asistentes al congreso. Para la reserva con descuento, por favor, haga un click a su logotipo a la parte derecha de esta página.

Abstract deadline extended

The conference has extended the abstract deadline to give the authors more time to submit the papers. Please make advantage of the extension to send your abstract or full paper to the conference. Details please see our submission page. After the deadline, you are still welcome to submit the abstract, we will consider it on a case by case base.

ICTCHS2012 will be held in Zhuhai, near Guangzhou, China,on Nov.30 - Dec. 3, 2012
第三届中西旅游大会将2012年11月30 至 12 月3 日

After the success of the First and Second conferences, the Third International Conference on Tourism and Hospitality between China and Spain 2012 will be held on Nov.30 - Dec. 3, 2012 in Zhuhai city, in the close approximity of Guangzhou (Canton)  the third biggest city in China after Beijing and Shanghai. Guangzhou is the most famous Chinese business city. There is only 1,5 hour by bus from Guangzhou. You are welcome to submit papers and participate to the conference!  Tourism and hospitality research is facing an unprecedented number of issues, opportunities and challenges, many of which have global implication.  Please check paper deadline in our "important dates"  page.

The conference will have two major parts, the academic part and the industrial part. The academic part is for the researchers in tourism and hospitality related fields in China, Spain and other parts of the world to exchange their research results directly. The industrial part is for the tourism and hospitality sectors to have a cooperation platform with their Chinese counter parts to provide business opportunities and direct contact. The conference will provide a unique global forum for academics, thought leaders and key industry practitioners from diverse backgrounds and interests to meet, discuss and debate critical issues that will affect the future direction of tourism and hospitality research and practice.

All the paper contributions about tourism and hospitality development, tourist experience and case studies, analysis of tourism resource, hospitality market, and hospitality management about China, Spain and other areas in the world are all welcome. The focus is the difference in tourism and hospitality development between developing countries and developed countries and how they can learn from each other’s experiences of economic development, environment protection, sustainability etc. 

The language of the conference will be in English.

第三届中西旅游大会将于2012年11月30 至 12 月3 日在中国珠海召开。中山大学将与巴利阿里大学共同召开这次大会。论文摘要截至期9月10日。请用Easychair投稿系统投稿。详情请看我们的投稿专页

ICTCHS2012 paper deadlines

Abstract submission: September 10, 2012. If you plan to submit your paper to the journal of Tourism Economics or Tourism Management Aspects, we recommend you to submit the full paper instead of the abstract in the right format by this deadline.
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: October 10, 2012
Final paper submission and early registration:  October 20, 2012 .

 Please see the submission page for more details.

Tourism Economics will publish a special issue for ICTCHS2012

We are pleased to have the confirmation from the Tourism Economic journal that the best papers concerning tourism economics in our conference will be selected and publish in a special issue.
 This journal is covered by Thomson Reuters in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences. Impact Factor: 0.614.
The criteria of selection is that the paper topic should be directly related to tourism economics.
All the accepted papers will be publish in a CD with ISBN number. The best papers related to other topics will be selected to formally publish in a book  published by an international book publisher.

ICTCHS2012 Successfully held  第二届中西旅游大会成功召开

The Second International Conference on Tourism between China-Spain has successfully held. The participants enjoyed both academic, industrial presentations and the visits. The Chinese participants visited the WTO in Madrid after the conference.  See the photos about the conference by clicking the photo below.  You can check the conference website of 2011 here.


Proceedings publisher

Journal of Tourism Economics


Qatar Airways

Go China


China Tourism Association
China Tourism Association
China Tourism Education Association
China Tourism Education Association