Sri Lanka 2014

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About The Conference

This conference is the seventh in the Tourism Outlook Conference series, and the first in that series to be held outside of Malaysia. It also incorporates the third conference on Tropical Coastal and Island Tourism.  The theme of the conference is Nature, Culture and Networking for Sustainable Tourism and focuses on the role of networking in creating effective local responses to the challenges of conserving natural and cultural resources in a tourism context.  The island of Sri Lanka provides an ideal venue to address these issues.

Conference Sponsors

  • Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (SUSL), Department of Tourism Management

  • Universiti Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam (UiTM), Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Malaysia

  • Northern Arizona University (NAU), Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation, USA

  • International Geographical Union (IGU), Commission on the Geography of Tourism, Leisure and Global Change

  • Tourism Geographies journal (TG), Routledge, UK

Conference Secretariat

  • Dr. Iraj Ratnayake, SUSL

  • Dr. WKAC Gnanapala, SUSL

  • Mr. MSM Aslam,  SUSL

  • Dr. Norain Othman, UiTM

  • Dr. Norliza Aminudin, UiTM

  • Dr. Alan A. Lew, NAU and TG and IGU

Scientific Committee

  • Dr. Norliza Aminudin, UiTM Shah Alam, Malaysia

  • Mr. MSM Aslam,  Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka

  • Dr. WKAC Gnanapala, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka

  • Dr Mohamad Abdullah Hemdi, Dean, UiTM Shah Alam, Malaysia

  • Dr. Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University, USA

  • Dr. Lawal Marafa, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Dr. Dieter Mueller, University of Umea, Sweden

  • Dr. Norain Othman, UiTM Shah Alam, Malaysia

  • Dr. Iraj Ratnayake, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka

  • Dr. Jarkko Saarinen, University of Oulu, Norway

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