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International Forum on Cultural Tourism – Preservation, Revitalization, and Digital Transformation

Call For Papers

Hangzhou, China   (June 21-22, 2024)

We are pleased to announce the 1st International Forum on Cultural Tourism –Preservation, Revitalization, and Digital Transformation.



The purpose of the conference is tobring academia, industry practitioners, experts, and educators together to ponder, discuss, andcommunicate over the following topics:

• Culture and heritage – preservation and revitalization

• Culture and heritage – challenges and opportunities

• Policy studies in culture and heritage tourism

• Canal heritage and tourism entrepreneurship

• Heritage tourism experience

• Digital transformation of heritage experience

• Digital empowerment in cultural heritage tourism

• Intangible heritage and canal culture

• Canal and riverside culture and heritage education

• Educational tours and study travel in culture and heritage sites

• Traditional stills, craftsmanship, and creativity in culture and heritage tourism

• Sustainable development of cultural and heritage tourism

• Relationship between residents and tourists in heritage tourism

• Canal and riverside heritage – memories, identifies, and place development

• Integration of culture and tourism through technology innovation

• Generative AI and cultural tourism

• Other themes of relevance


We welcome conceptual, empirical, and review papers,

in the format ofeither extended abstract or full paper!

Who Should Attend

  • Academics and educators in tourism and culture

  • Tourism and cultural researchers and industry consultants

  • Industry practitioners in cultural tourism

  • Administrators of tourism and cultural educational programs

  • Tourism policy makers and personnel / directors in national tourism organization

  • Students and graduates of tourism and cultural management

Deadline For Submission

Deadline for Abstracts or Full Papers Submission: April 30th, 2024 Acceptance Notifications will be sent on or before: May 15th, 2024

General Paper Submission Guidelines

  1. Submissions can be in either English or Chinese.

  2. Contributions from either individual author or multiple authors are welcomed.

  3. Two types of submissions are accepted:
    • Abstract (maximum 1,500 words including figures, tables and references section) or
    • Full Paper (maximum 5,000 words including figures, tables, and references section)


  4. Submissions must be original and should not have been previously published or currently under review for publication elsewhere.

  5. The author's name and affiliation should be shown only on the cover page of the manuscript. They should not be indicated anywhere in the paper.

  6. Submissions may be accepted for either Stand up or Poster presentations based on the quality of paper and author's preference.

  7. Once the submission is accepted, at least one of the authors must register and present at the conference.

  8.  All contributions should follow the format and style prescribed by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 7th edition).

  9. Authors will retain full copyright to their work and the forum organizers are making no claim on the copyright.

  10.  Best paper awards will be competitively selected by Scientific Committee after assessing the final version of Full Papers (maximum 5,000 words including figures, tables, and references section) submitted.

         To submit your abstract/paper, please click here

Publication Opportunities

Best papers will be invited to submit to the special issues of the supporting journals, and will go through a fast-tracked peer review process:

  • Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology

  • Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism

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  Registration Fee  

Register: Coming Soon

University Building

Academics\ Practitioners: RMB 1,800  (Equivalent to USD 250)

Students Sitting on Staircase

Students: RMB 1,200  (Equivalent to USD 170)


  1. Registration fees include conference meals, conference proceedings, and participation in all conference activities. Transportation and accommodation are excluded.

  2. If four or more delegates from the same institution/university are attending, the institution/university will be listed as an official sponsor of the conference.

Conference Host Institute: Hangzhou City University .

Conference Location: Hangzhou City University (June 21-22, 2024)

Conference Hotel: SSAW Boutique Hotel Hangzhou Chengjun (on-campus)

Conference Chair: 
Dr. Hanqin Qiu, Dean, Hangzhou City University

Contact Information
For any inquiries on the forum,

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