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Program Overview and Key Due Dates

February 28, 2013 : Due Date for Receipt of Abstracts
March 20, 2013: Early Registration Due (see Registration)
March 21, 2013: Regular Registration Starts (see Registration)

April 10, 2013: Conference Presenters Must Register for inclusion     in the final program

April 21, 2013 (Sun) : Arrival in Kota Kinabalu; Hotel checkin
April 22 -24 (Mon-Wed) : Conference dates
April 25 (Thu) : Hotel checkout

Due Date for Receipt of Abstracts :
28 February 2013

Abstract will be accepted after February 28 on a space available basis. Please contact the conference organizer.


200 to 1000 words in length in MS Word format (not pdf) with the following items in the order shown:

  • 1. Presentation Title

  • 2. Full name of authors and presenters

  • 3. Position or Rank of each author or presenter, followed by the Name of the academic institution, company or other place of work for each author or presenter, and the city, state/province, and country of each affiliation/company/work place

  • 4. The e-mail address of each author or presenter (this is for contact purposes only and will not be posted online)

  • 5. Body/text of the abstract


  • Email Your Abstract to: Prof. Alan A. Lew <Alan.Lew @>


  • Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference scientific committee for quality and suitability to the conference themes.

  • All accepted abstracts will be posted here once the presentations program has been confirmed.


  • A conference Tourism Outlook Conference Proceedings (ISBN) is planned of abstracts and papers for the conference and a CD ROM will be distributed at the conference. All participants are welcome to submit papers for a conference proceedings. You must submit your full paper by 15 April 2013 to the conference secretariate be included in these proceedings. The conference secretariat and scientific committee will make final decisions on which papers to accept.  The Proceedings may be published in digital form (online).  A hard copy will only be published if sufficient sponsor support is provided.  

  • For a full papers, please format the manuscript follow the guidelines on the Tourism Geographies - Notes for Contributors.

  • Tourism Geographies (Routledge/Taylor & Francis) will consider publishing papers presented at the conference in a special issue. Papers will need to pass a double blind review process, but will then be consolidated into a single special issue. Tourism Geographiesis edited by Professor Alan A. Lew.


  • Conference abstracts and papers will be submitted for indexing with Thompson Reuters ISI and Scopus SciVerse through the Tourism Outlook Proceedings publication.

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