www.china-spain.org   Sept. 3-6,  Tianjin, China

Best papers of ICTCHS2015

We are pleased to announce the best papers of the ICTCHS2015. The are in three categories. Congratulations to all the authors.

Category 1. One paper

Francesc Sastre Alberti1, Javier Rey-Maqueira Palmer1 and Italo Arbulu Villanueva2 , 1University of Balearic Islands, Spain, 2 Malaga-web, Peru, The euro crisis, fiscal devaluation and impacts on the tourism sector in the Spanish economy

Category 2. Two papers

1. Shan Jiang1, Noel Scott2, & Peiyi Ding2, 1Capital Normal University, China, 2Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia, What are the Hierarchical Motivations of Chinese Travellers? A MEC Study applying Soft and Hard Laddering Techniques

2. Baoqing Cheng1, Rachelle Kisst Hackett2, 1Shanghai Normal University Tianhua College, Shanghai, China, 2University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, USA, Industry Employment Intentions and Program-choosing Motivations: A Self-determination Theory Approach

Category 3, Three papers

1. Chun-yu Yang, Jue Huang, School of Tourism Management, Guizhou University of Finance and Economics, Guiyang, The Construction of a Measurement Model for the Cultural Tourism Industry Cluster: Empirical Study of 31 Provinces (Municipalities and Autonomous Regions) in Mainland China

2. Qingjuan Wang, Jing Li, Xuejiao Ma, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, An Empirical Study of the Influence of Big Five Personality on Service Orientation of undergraduates of tourism management

3. 曾国军 万常青 张婧,  中山大学旅游学院奢侈品的酒店业品牌延伸及其对母品 牌的反馈

The 2016 conference will be held in Madrid

The conference decided the next conference ICTCHS2016 will be held in Madrid and hosted by University of Balearic Islands and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid by the end of September 2016. All of you are welcome to ICTCHS2016!

The conference successfully held in Tianjin

The conference came to a great success. Professor Xu Hong, the vice dean of Tourism School in Nankai host the conference.  Professor Luo from the University of Balearic Islands and Professor Bai, the dean of Tourism School, Nankai University gave the opening speeches. Professor Jafar Jafari, Professor Gang Li and Professor Bartomeu DeyŠ and other professors gave the keynote speeches in the academic part of the conference. In the industrial part of the conference we had the President of the HNA Hospitality Group Mr. John Kidd giving a in depth analysis of the hospitality industry situation in China. Mr. Bernando Cabot, the Senior Vicepresident Asia Pacifico Melia Hotels International has also given a very interesting keynote speech. The participants enjoyed all the keynote speeches, the parallel sessions and finally a cruise tour along the Hai River.


The conference will be held in the Tangla Hotel Tianjin(Tianjin Center Hotel)

The conference will be held in the Tangla Hotel Tianjin 唐拉雅秀酒店(Tianjin Center Hotel)which is located at the intersection of Nanjing Road and Guiyang Road in Tianjin's Heping District, within easy reach of the wide-renowned shopping center Binjiang Avenue.     Address is:219 Nanjing Road, Heping District, Tianjin. You can call the hotel for reservation: Tel:400-667-686.

Call for participants and the Conference Primary Program

The conference primary program is published. You can find it on our program page. The industrial program will start from the third day afternoon. There are many important industrial guests coming to the conference. They include:

Hongye Xin, Deputy Director, China National Tourism Administration Information Center.
Haibo Bai, Chairman,HNA Hospitality Group
John Kidd, President,HNA Hospitality Group
Xin Liu ,Deputy Manager,CITIC Guoan Investment Group
Wei Yang, Vice President,Ticket Business of Qunar.com
Haobo Pan, Manager of Goldpalm
Libin Hou, Executive Vice President, Baidu Insititute Marketing
Xiaobing Chen, President of Caissa
Bernardo Cabot Estarellas, Vice president of Asia-Pacific Region ,MeliŠ Hotels International
Jun Jiang, Secretary-general,China Wisdom Tourism Union
Yan Wang, Vice President of Sales and  Channel Marketing, Shanghai Disney Resort

It is a great opportunity to meet the tourism and hospitality industrial leaders in the conference. You are welcome to come and participate the conference. The registration is open now.

HNA Group Becomes the Conference Sponsor

The famous Chinese Airline, tourism and hospitality giant company HNA group becomes our conference sponsor. Mr. Bai Haibo, Chairman and CEO, HNA Hospitality Group, Tangla Hotels and Resorts will deliever a keynote speech at the conference.

HNA Group was founded in 1993. Developed from a local aviation transportation operator to a conglomerate encompassing core divisions of aviation, holdings, capital, tourism and logistics, HNA Groupís business outreach has expanded from Hainan Islandó the South Sea Pearl to the globe, which has assets valued at over RMB 450 billion, and has 11 listed companies. In 2014, HNA Group reaps revenues of around RMB 170 billion and have more than 110,000 employees worldwide. After 20 years endeavor, HNA Group has emerged as one of the Top 4 in Chinaís aviation industry, ranking the 120th in China Top 500 Enterprises and striding towards the Global 500.

HNA is one of the major stock holders of the Spanish NH hotel group after acquired a new hotel in Nov, 2014. HNA group now has 29.5% shares of the NH Hoteles.

Senior VP of MeliŠ Hotels Will Attend the Conference

Mr. Bernardo Cabot, MeliŠ Hotels Internationalís Senior Vice President for the Asia Pacific region will attend and deliver a talk in the conference.
Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, MeliŠ Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies in the world and the largest hotel chain in Spain in both resort and city hotels. The company currently operates more than 350 hotels in 35 countries and 4 continents.

ICTCHS 2015 Final Call for Papers

If you have not yet submitted your paper, now you have a second chance - The conference final call for papers is now open. All the interested authors should submit the paper to the Easychair system by June 1, 2015. Please see the submission page for more information. The conference will publish a digital proceedings for all the accepted papers. As last year, the best papers will be invited to fully extended for a special issue on the Tourism Economics journal (ISI indexed).

Professor Jafar Jafari will be our keynote speaker

The internationally wellknown expert in Tourism and Hospitality, Professor Jafar Jafari from of the University of Wisconsin-Stout School of Hospitality Leadership will be our keynote speaker this year.
The title of his talk is: Transfer of Knowledge to and within tourism  - Bridging Academia and the Industry. For more details about him and his speech please refer to our keynote page.

The joint conference of ICTCHS2015 and the ITFN2015 Call for papers
第五届中西旅游大会暨第三届旅游国际学术研讨会将于2015年9月 3 至 6 日

After the success of the 4 conference, the joint conference of the 5th International Conference on Tourism and Hospitality between China and Spain (ICTCHS2015) and the 3rd International Tourism Forum at Nankai University ITFN2015 will be held on Sept. 3-6 in Tianjin, China.

Tianjin is the biggest metropolitan port city in northern China near Beijing. Tianjin is the economic center of north China. It is the fourth largest in China in population, after Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou.  It is one of the five cities governed directly under the central government of the People's Republic of China. It  is only  30  minutes  away from  Beijing by the high speed  train.
The conference will have two major parts, the academic and the industrial part. The academic part is for research paper presentation. The researchers in tourism and hospitality related fields in China, Spain and all over the world can present their research papers and exchange their research results directly. The industrial part is for enterprises and organizations in tourism and hospitality sectors to make presentations. They can present their experience, discuss and debate critical issues that affect the future direction of tourism and hospitality industry.

The emphasis of this conference is about the new trend, new challenges, new solutions, new methods in both tourism and hospitality research and practice. Papers and industrial presentations of all the areas about tourism, hospitality development, tourist experience, case studies, analysis of tourism resource, hospitality market, and hospitality management about China, Spain and other parts in the world are all welcome.

The language of the conference will be in English. The contact email of the conference is ict2015@china-spain.org for international participants and ictchs@qq.com for Chinese participants.

Our host of the conference and the local organizer of the conference will be the the College of Tourism and Service Management, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. The main conference responsible coordinator and global organizer is the Tourism Faculty, University of Balearic Islands, Spain.

第 五届中西旅游大会暨第三 届旅游国际学术研讨会将于2015年9月3至6日在中国天津召开大会 由南开大学 旅游与服务学院承办。大会 主办单位是巴利阿里大学的旅 游管理学院和南开大学旅游与服务学院。欢迎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。详细情况请关 注本网页。联系 邮箱是ict2015@china-spain.org ictchs@qq.com (国内参会者专用).                    



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海 航集团

College of Tourism and Service Management

Proceedings publisher

Journal of Tourism Economics

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