Call for papers

Greetings from Conrad N. Hilton College, University of Houston and the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University!

The 27th Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality & Tourism ( ) is calling for paper submission ( ).

This conference will be organized by The University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from January 7-8, 2022.  Considering the ongoing impact of COVID-19 pandemic on travel, this conference will be maintained as a virtual conference.

Who should attend this conference?
The focus of the conference and program will be on the research of graduate students and graduate education issues in the field of hospitality and tourism. While this conference has been designed for graduate students and faculty, undergraduate students, and industry professionals with interest in graduate education should consider attending.

What topics will fit for this conference?
This conference focuses on a broad range of contemporary topics relevant to research, education, and industry practices in hospitality, tourism, and related fields of study. Presentation proposals are hereby solicited, and the lead author must be a graduate student or an undergraduate honors student who conducted the research work. (Note on Faculty Endorsement of Student Research: Students submitting papers must list the name and email address of the sponsoring faculty member.)

Students must indicate one of the following tracks when submitting a paper for review:

  • Consumer Behavior in Hospitality
  • Consumer Behavior in Tourism
  • Finance & Economics
  • Human Resources & Leadership & Education
  • Lodging Management & Service Quality
  • Marketing
  • Restaurant & Food Service
  • IT Adoption & Application
  • Tourism & Sustainability

What is the format of submission?
Option 1: Students may submit a 2000-word Structured Abstract (references excluded) to the tracks for “Completed Empirical Research Paper” for being considered for a Formal Paper Presentation.

Option 2: Students may submit a 1000-word Structured Abstract (references excluded) to the tracks for “Work-in-Progress Paper” for being considered for a Poster Presentation.

Once submitted, papers will undergo a blind review process. For the paper submission details, please visit the official conference website:

Paper submission and notification timeline:

September 15, 2021: Online paper submission closes at 11:59 pm CST, USA.
October 25, 2021: Notification of acceptance; Registration Open
November 9, 2021: Final papers due by 11:59 pm CST, USA.

Note: All papers are to be submitted online via the conference’s EasyChair ( submission page no later than the due dates.

If you have inquiries regarding the conference and paper submission, please send email to the following contact:

Dr. Dan Wang
27th Graduate Conference Paper Review Chair
Associate Professor l School of Hotel and Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Looking forward your submission!
Best Regards,
Dan Wang