May 09, 2019
Call for papers
Tourism in ASEAN has been on the rise in the past decades, is predicted to grow further and is a key element of the regional community’s strategic action plan for 2025 (ASEAN Secretariat, 2017; WTTC, 2016). Vietnam is a key contributor to regional tourism growth with increasing numbers of both international and domestic tourists year by year. The country saw almost 15.5 million international tourist arrivals in 2018; this number will likely be surpassed in 2019 due to strong growth rates (VNAT, 2019). Despite the social, cultural and economic importance of tourism in Vietnam, Vietnam tourism has received limited attention by the international academic community. At the same time, studies and perceptions of Asian tourism in general and Vietnamese tourism in particular are often Western-centric and there is a need for more prominent local knowledge creation and sharing (Alneng, 2002; Cohen and Cohen, 2015; Winter, 2009).
For these reasons, British University Vietnam (BUV) is pleased to host the international conference on ‘Vietnam tourism in the 21st century’. The conference will take place in Ecopark near Hanoi, Vietnam’s vibrant capital, at BUV’s brand new state-of-the-art campus. We aim to create an inclusive environment where Vietnamese and non-Vietnamese researchers, students and practitioners can discuss practices, opportunities and challenges in relation to Vietnamese travel and tourism. We would also like to specifically encourage undergraduate and postgraduate students to submit their research work.
We are now inviting abstract submissions of conceptual, empirical and methodological nature in relation to the broad topic of Vietnamese tourism, including but not limited to the themes listed below:
- Tourism planning and development
- Festivals and events in Vietnam
- Destination marketing and branding
- Vietnamese domestic tourism
- Vietnamese outbound tourism
- Histories of Vietnamese tourism
- Pilgrimage and traditional Vietnamese mobilities
- Impacts of tourism in Vietnam
- Sustainable tourism
- Tourism and the Vietnamese diaspora
- Special interest tourism
- Ontologies and epistemologies in Vietnamese research
- Tourism education in Vietnam
- Human resources in Vietnam’s tourism industry
- Lessons from abroad
Submission guidelines and important dates
Abstracts should be up to 600 words in length, including key references in Harvard style, and written in English. Please also include up to five keywords. Abstracts should be emailed as a Microsoft Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure your email includes names, institutional affiliations and email addresses of all authors. All abstract will be double blind reviewed by our scientific committee.
- Abstract submission deadline: 13 September 2019
- Notification of acceptance: 27 September 2019
- Deadline for registration: 8 November 2019
Speakers and programme
Will be announced in due time
|Ms Sana Dorry, British University Vietnam|
Conference scientific committee
Professor Lee Jolliffe, University of New Brunswick
Dr Pham Hong Long, Vietnam National University – University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Dr Vo Thanh Tan, La Rochelle Business School
Dr Huong Bui, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Dr Jackie Lei Tin Ong, RMIT University Vietnam
Carol Southall, Staffordshire University
Dr Gebeyaw Degarege, RMIT University Vietnam
Accommodation and transport
There is a wide range of accommodation available in Hanoi’s popular Old Quarter, which is about 17km from the conference venue in Ecopark. British University Vietnam will provide a shuttle service from central Hanoi to the campus. Apart from that, there are free buses operated by Ecopark, the English timetable can be found here: https://ecobus.vn/en/. Alternatively, a taxi ride from the Old Quarter to the venue should cost around 200.000VND. The journey takes about 45 minutes. Short-term accommodation in Ecopark might be possible as well, please contact us if you are interested.
Hanoi is perfectly situated to combine attendance at the conference with exploring some of the most charming areas of Vietnam. Apart from the vibrant capital itself, the world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay is just a few hours’ drive away and mountainous Sapa can be reached by direct train or bus from Hanoi. There are plenty of hidden gems within a short drive from Hanoi and most domestic destinations can be reached with the affordable and efficient domestic flight system. For anyone that would like some support with arranging pre- or post-conference tours we recommend getting in touch with EXO Travel (https://www.exotravel.com/), please feel free to contact Ms Thu Lan at email@example.com who will be happy to help.
For any questions, please do not hesitate contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org and join our Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/2693235790748196/
Alneng, V. (2002) ‘The modern does not cater for natives: Travel ethnography and the conventions of form’, Tourist Studies, 2 (2), 119–142.
ASEAN Secretariat (2017) AEC 2025 Consolidated Strategic Action Plan, [Online], available at: http://asean.org/storage/2017/02/Consolidated-Strategic-Action-Plan.pdf.
Cohen, E. & Cohen, S. A. (2015) ‘Beyond eurocentrism in tourism: A paradigm shift to mobilities’, Tourism Recreation Research, 40 (2), 157-168.
VNAT (2019) International visitors to Viet Nam in December and 12 months of 2018, [Online], available at: http://vietnamtourism.gov.vn/english/index.php/items/13551
Winter, T. (2009) ‘Asian tourism and the retreat of anglo-western centrism in tourism theory’, Current Issues in Tourism, 12 (1), 21-31.
WTTC (2016) Travel & Tourism Investment in ASEAN, [Online], available at: https://www.wttc.org/-/media/files/reports/policy-research/asean-tt-infrastructure-report-2016.pdf
Dec 14, 2022British University Vietnam cooperated with Khanh Hoa University to organise an international conference “Innovation and development of tourism after the Covid-19 pandemic”
At the conference, Professor Raymond Gordon, Vice-Chancellor and President of BUV, emphasised that this is a significant opportunity for scientists from Vietnam and around the world to gather and share results of their research, make contributions, and find solutions for the recovery of the tourism industry of Khanh Hoa and our country from the Covid-19 pandemic. […]
Dec 06, 2022BUV SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL, OPENING UP FURTHER POST-GRADUATE PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUV STUDENTS
On October 31st, British University Vietnam (BUV) officially signed off a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the University of Bristol (UK), with leaders of both institutions participating. This is a step towards the shared development of a long-term partnership between these two organizations, since the first signing of the cooperative MOU in June 2022. The […]
Nov 23, 2022BUV Proud to be Title Sponsor of BritCham-BUV Charity Fun Run 2022
On Sunday, November 13, 2022, the BritCham-BUV Charity Fun Run 2022 charity event took place extremely successfully at BUV Campus, Ecopark with more than 2000 attendees. BUV is proud to be its Title Sponsor – the biggest sponsor with the desire to join hands to improve the quality of life of the disadvantaged people in […]
Nov 23, 2022British University Vietnam received the QS 5-star Rating Certificate
Recently, British University Vietnam (BUV) received the 5-star QS Stars certificate at the QS Stars & Recognition Awards (Jakarta, Indonesia). The ceremony was organised to award educational institutions in the Asia-Pacific region that are recognised for improvement, research excellence, reputation impact, and sustainable development. Prof. Dr. Raymond Gordon attended the QS Higher Ed Summit: Asia […]
Nov 07, 2022BritCham-BUV Charity Fun Run 2022 – BUV shares responsibilities with the community
BritCham Charity Fun Run is an annual event of the British Chamber of Commerce Vietnam. After 2 years away, the BritCham Charity Fun Run is back. The run brings together the British, international and Vietnamese communities encouraging healthy living and most importantly raising funds for Charities working in Vietnam to help the people most in […]
Mar 21, 2022British University Vietnam (BUV) and Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) signed the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in education
On March 14, British University Vietnam (BUV) and Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) signed the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in education. Mr. Nguyen Hoai Nam – Deputy Secretary-General of Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), Mr. Chris Jeffery – Chief Academic Officer of British University Vietnam (BUV), and the […]
Dec 20, 2021Master Franchise Ding Tea encourages young people to find out their passion
In making important decisions, young people may feel stressed or even fearful. From which major to choose and which school to enroll in, to where to work and which job to pursue, we may all wonder: “Should I study this? Should I do that?” Speaking from the experience of a trailblazer, Ding Tea’s Master Franchiser, […]
Dec 20, 2021Khanh Vy, guest speaker of BUV Open Day, shares her advice to overcome the pressure
Opening up on the pressure she experienced, MC Khanh Vy talked about her journey of turning that pressure into motivation to fuel the pursuit of her dreams. The meeting themed “Shine your own way” joined by Khanh Vy was held as a part of BUV Open Day of British University Vietnam (BUV) on December 5. […]
Dec 20, 2021Skills that help students seize chances
Recruitment experts encourage students to equip themselves with skills such as self-study, critical thinking, and communication to ready themselves for future job opportunities. On December 5, British University Vietnam (BUV) organised the talk show “Tradition or Trend: Which are the ideal jobs of the future?”. During this talk show, Ms. Truong Ngoc Dung – Recruitment […]
Dec 03, 2021British University Vietnam Scholarship and Financial support fund worth 46 billion VND opened for application for the academic year 2022
From December 1, 2021, British University Vietnam (BUV) scholarship and financial support fund worth 46 billion VND officially opened applications for the academic year 2022 and the deadline for application is 25th May 2022. This is also the first year BUV launched the Founders’ Scholarship with a value of more than 770 million VND for […]