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Best Paper Awards 2016

Best Research Paper

Dr. Peter Wiltshier 
University of Derby

Best Student Paper

Mr. Siwasak Pansukkum
Assumption University

Best Paper Awards 2015

Best Research Paper

Dr. Mathew Hong Tai Yap
University of Macau

Best Student Paper

Ms. Anita Medhekar
Central Queensland University


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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. Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference – THOR 2017 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
Prof. the Hon. Dr. Stephen Martin
Chairman, Board of Governors, Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF)
Chairman, Bank of China (Australia)
Former Speaker Parliament of Australia
Former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Strategy and Planning)
Curtin University of Technology
Former Pro Vice Chancellor International, Victoria University

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Larry Dwyer Assoc. Prof. T. C. Chang
Prof. Larry Dwyer
Travel and Tourism Economics
University of New South Wales, Australia
"Towards a New Mindset for Sustainable Tourism Development"

Assoc. Prof. T. C. Chang
Department of Geography
National University of Singapore
"Geographies of Tourism: The Singapore Story"


THoR 2017 Conference Proceedings: Print ISSN: 2251-3426, E-periodical: 2251-3434 will be published and submitted to several indexing partners.
GSTF Journal on Business Review: All authors who present their papers at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their research paper for the GSTF Journal on Business Review (GBR) - Print ISSN: 2010-4804, E-periodical: 2251-2888. All submitted papers will go through a blind review process for acceptance and will be published without additional cost (digital).
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 2017 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 41 Universities around the globe. 
For a complete list of GSTF Partner Universities 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.