Designing the Health-Oriented Tourism & Hospitality Future
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There will be separate sessions during the conference for group presentations among Undergraduate students and Master degree students of each (with 2 or 3 members per group). Each group presentation is to be for 15 minutes
The best groups will be awarded a certificate of recognition.
A fee of US$150 per group is required in order to participate.
The 3rd ICoHOTH Conference
(International Congress of Health-Oriented Tourism & Hospitality)
8-10 Sept. 2023
Call for Abstracts （Click here for details）
We are delighted to announce the 3rd ICoHOTH conference (International Congress of Health-Oriented Tourism & Hospitality) to be held at the Thammasat University, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, from 8 - 10 September 2023.
The conference aims to explore not only Health Oriented Tourism and Hospitality issues, but this year expands its focus to include food and sustainability concerns.
Our general goals are to foster and exchange perspectives and develop new ideas in contemporary tourism and hospitality across the globalized environment.
The conference invites conceptual, empirical, and methodological research papers, and industry cases on different tourism and hospitality themes. Papers are expected to address the theoretical, methodological, and practical aspects of tourism and hospitality planning, development, marketing, and management.
All submitted abstracts will follow a rigorous double-blind review process by the scientific committee and will be published in the conference proceedings based on reviewers’ recommendations.
Selected best papers from the conference will be placed in an expedited review process for the International Journal of Tourism Research (SSCI-listed, impact factor 4.737) and Tourism Management Perspectives (SSCI-listed, impact factor 7.608).
Phone: +853 6801 2005
Prof. Timothy Lee
Macau University of Science and Technology,
Avenida Wai Long, Taipa, Macau
Thammasat is Thailand's second oldest university, officially established to be the national university of Thailand on 27 June 1934. It began as an open university, with 7,094 students studying law and politics in its first year.Thammasat today offers more than 240 academic programs in 33 different faculties and colleges on four campuses. It has graduated more than 300,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university's alumni have included some of Thailand's prime ministers, leading politicians, and governmental figures, Bank of Thailand governors, and jurists.
Bangkok,officially known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon and colloquially as Krung Thep, is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand and has an estimated population of 10.539 million as of 2020, 15.3 percent of the country's population. Over 14 million people (22.2%) lived within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region at the 2010 census, making Bangkok an primary city, dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in both size and importance to the national economy.
Thailand welcomed 10,456,000 MICE travellers, generating 61.317 billion Thai baht. Of these travellers, 500,000 were international visitors, bringing in 29.819 billion baht, and 9.95 million domestic travellers, spending 31.498 billion baht. It was estimated that in 2020, the MICE market in Thailand generated 165 billion baht, and allowed the nation to collect almost 11.59 billion baht in tax and created more than 95,300 jobs. Not only that, they adhere to the government's "Thailand 4.0" policy that focuses on the use of innovation and sustainable event management. Event participants got to experience the lively scenes of seven MICE cities: Bangkok, Khon Kaen, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Pattaya (Chonburi), Phuket, and Songkhla. Other potential MICE cities in Thailand include Chiang Rai, Udon Thani, Phitsanulok, Kanchanaburi, Ubon Ratchathani, Rayong, Cha-am/Hua Hin, Surat Thani, and Nakhon Si Thammarat.
Thailand is now ready to be the centre of the MICE business in Asia. In preparation, TCEB has paved the way for the establishment of regional TCEB offices in the four main regions of Thailand, working hand in hand with both the public and private sectors in each region. They aim to facilitate the sustainable development of the event management business across the country. They are also training personnel for offices in the four regions: the south, north, northeast, and central and east. Each office takes a progressive approach towards event management, co-operating with local governmental bodies and businesses to raise awareness and create jobs. With the slogan "Restore, Support, Promote", they are pushing Thailand to be the centre of the MICE industry in Asia and restore the country's economy in every aspect. Thailand is more than ready to lead.
What is Health-Oriented Tourism (H.O.T)?
Widespread air travel, mounting healthcare costs in developed countries, long waiting lists and an ageing world population have all contributed to a global explosion of medical tourism in the past decade -- and Asia is leagues ahead in terms of world market share.
In Thailand alone:
The Thailand tourism market, which is valued at US$ 57 billion as on 2022, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3%, and is expected to be valuated at US$ 76.60 billion in 2032.
In 2022, it was estimated that Thailand would around 5.1 billion U.S. dollars worth of medical devices.
In 2019, the value of medical tourism in Thailand amounted to around nine billion U.S. dollars. This was forecast to reach approximately 24.4 billion U.S. dollars in 2027.
In financial terms the foreign medical services sector is expected to make a whopping 100 billion baht by 2015.
Full information will be announced soon.