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Call for Papers

Submissions Closed

Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2023

Call for Paper

The Global Hospitality and Leisure Summit 2024 will focus on the theme of Megaprojects, integrated resorts, and tourism diversification in the era of AI. The event will address key issues in the hospitality, tourism, and leisure industries from both broad and detailed perspectives. It will feature real-world examples and strategies of how destinations have successfully developed, revitalized, diversified, or engaged various stakeholders to improve their tourism offerings.

The summit's primary goal is to create a platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and collaboration among a diverse group of stakeholders interested in promoting sustainable tourism development and economic growth. The event invites participation from tourism and leisure professionals, researchers, government officials, university faculty, and student scholars to share their experiences, innovative ideas, and research findings related to various aspects of tourism and leisure investment. Additionally, the summit encourages discussions on practical challenges and solutions in the context of AI's influence on the industry.


We welcome submissions of research papers, abstracts, and posters that explore the multifaceted realm of leisure and tourism development. All submissions to Global Hospitality and Leisure Summit 2024, will undergo a blind review process, ensuring that at least two independent peer reviewers rigorously evaluate each submission for technical merit and content.


We look forward to your active participation and the opportunity to foster a vibrant knowledge exchange and collaboration environment at the Global Hospitality and Leisure Summit 2024 in Dubai.

Submission Categories and Authors' Guidelines:

The Global Hospitality and Leisure Summit 2024 is organized around four categories:

  • Megaprojects and mass tourism

  • Integrated resorts

  • Tourism diversification

  • Hospitality in the Age of AI


Please adhere to the following guidelines for each submission category:

1. Abstract:

  • Maximum word count: 300 words (excluding reference list).

  • For the initial review process, limit your submission to 1,000 words.

  • Include a 150-300-word abstract covering your work's purpose, methods, and significant findings.

  • Use APA referencing style.

  • Submit your abstract in Word (.doc or .docx) format.


2. Full Paper:

  • Maximum word count: 5,000 words (excluding reference list, acknowledgments, and appendices if applicable).

  • Use APA referencing style.

  • Submit your paper in Word (.doc or .docx) format.

  • Ensure adherence to standard margins and font sizes for academic writing in the social sciences.


3. Extended Abstract/Poster Presentations (Students’ track):

  • Maximum word count: 1,000 words (excluding reference list).

  • For the initial review process, limit your submission to 1,000 words.

  • Include a 150-300-word abstract, which should cover your work's purpose, methods, and significant findings.

  • Use APA referencing style.

  • Submit your abstract and poster presentation in Word (.doc or .docx) format.


Please ensure that all documents strictly adhere to the guidelines provided. Please comply to avoid disqualification or rejection of your submission. We look forward to receiving your contributions!



Important Dates

Abstract /Full Paper Submission:

  • Abstract Submission Opens: Monday, September 18, 2023

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2023

  • Abstract Notification of Acceptance: Sunday, January 7, 2024

  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2024

  • Full Paper Notification of Acceptance: Wednesday, February 14, 2024


Conference Registration Deadline:

  • Conference Registration Opens (Full Fee): Friday, November 3, 2023

  • Conference Registration Deadline (Full Fee): Friday, February 9, 2024

Communicate the final date for participants to complete their registration, emphasizing the limited time available and the importance of securing their attendance.

Publication Opportunities

Selected papers will have opportunities to be published in the following journals, subject to their acceptance and review process.


Submissions Closed

Scientific Committee

  • Ana Strajancevic, Ph.D., Associate Professor, EAHM

  • Billy Bai, Ph.D., Professor, UNLV

  • Bincy Baburaj, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, EAHM

  • Cass Shum, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UNLV

  • Daniel Kleber, Ph.D., Associate Professor, EAHM

  • Finley Cotrone, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UNLV

  • Fiona Yang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UM

  • Frederic Bouchon, Ph.D., Professor, EAHM

  • Glenn McCartney, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UM

  • Huiling Huang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UM

  • Ioanna Karanikola, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, EAHM

  • IpKin Anthony Wong, Ph.D., Professor, UM

  • Jacey Choe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UM

  • Joseph Lema, Ph.D., Professor, UNLV

  • Li Miao, Ph.D., Professor, UM

  • Mehmet Erdem, Ph.D., Professor

  • Ozgur Ozdemir, Ph.D., Associate Professor

  • Paolo Mura, Ph.D., Professor, Zayed University

  • Seyhmus Baloglu, Ph.D, Professor, UNLV

  • Steve Burns, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, EAHM

  • Yen-soon Kim, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UNLV

  • Yuansi Hou, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UM

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