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Best Paper Awards 2015

Best Research Paper

Dr. Mathew Hong Tai Yap
University of Macau

Best Student Paper

Ms. Anita Medhekar
Central Queensland University


Best Paper Awards 2014

Best Research Paper

Dr. Parnprae Chaoprayoon & Dr. Charlemchai Panyadee
Maejo University, Thailand

Best Student Paper

Ms. Anita Medhekar
Central Queensland University

Conference Theme

Developing a successful business strategy for an organization involves the formulation of an effective competitive strategy as an integral component of its strategic planning process. The strategic planning process guides the successful implementation of the business strategy and is instrumental in helping the organization gain a sustainable competitive advantage and create value for all its stakeholders. The Annual International Conference on Tourism and Hospitality Research (THoR) provides an opportunity for academicians, researchers, experienced professionals and business practitioners from across the world to share the findings of their latest research on these topics with the community.


Opening Address

Prof. the Hon. Dr. Stephen Martin
Chairman, Board of Governors, Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF)
Former Speaker Parliament of Australia
Former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Strategy and Planning)
Curtin University of Technology
Former Pro Vice Chancellor International, Victoria University

Keynote Addresses

Prof. Mohan Jyoti Dutta prof.kiranjitkaur

Assoc. Prof. Wilco W. Chan
School of Hotel and Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
"Sustainable Design Strategy for Parks and Resorts: Edutainment Orientation"

Prof. John Burgess
HRM and Co Director Change, People, 
Organisations and Well Being Research Cluster
School of Management
Curtin University
"Networked Clusters Supporting Regional Development: the Case of Wine Tourism"

Publications: All accepted papers and presented papers at the conference (THoR 2016) will be published either in the
Book: Selected authors will be invited to contribute book chapters in "Business Review: Advanced Applications" to be published by GSTF. The book will be edited by Dr. Anton Ravindran President, Global Science & Technology Forum and Dr. Farid Shirazi, Assistant Professor & ITM Learning Edge Faculty Advisor, Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).
THoR 2016 will also constitute a Special Panel Session.
Panel Proposals are invited for submission. A minimum of three papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category.

GSTF Partner Universities

GSTF is a proud partner  of 38 Universities around the globe. 
For a complete list of GSTF Partner Universitie please visit :

Singapore Attractions

Global Science and Technology Forum - GSTF reserves the right at its sole discretion to postpone or change the venue,
date and/or time of the conference without prior notice before early bird registration deadline.