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The Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students Research in Tourism, returns to Hawaii on May 16 – 18, 2018. Last hosted in 2005, the University of Hawaiʻi School of Travel Industry Management is honored to once again host this forum for an international audience at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center, in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.
The Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students Research in Tourism was founded in 2002 in an effort to provide a research forum for postgraduate students and academics in the field of tourism and hospitality throughout the Asia Pacific region.
The APF was created after recognizing that a research sharing forum was needed for future leaders of academia and industry in Asia and Pacific, a region with a rapid rise in numbers of universities offering postgraduate programs with some aspects of knowledge creation and research scholarship.
The aim and objective of APF is to facilitate exchange of information and networking among postgraduate students and academics for further research collaboration and networking. APF typically features keynote sessions by globally well-known academic and industry leaders in hospitality and tourism as well as refereed paper and poster presentations by Forum participants.
About the Host
Founded in 1966, the School of Travel Industry Management (TIM) possesses a rich history of innovation, growth, and change bringing it to its current status as one of the most respected programs, worldwide, in the field of hospitality, tourism, and transportation management. TIM pioneered the concept of integrating all aspects of the travel industry under a single discipline built on a foundation of management science.
TIM faculty are internationally recognized in the field of travel industry management for their academic research, international teaching, consultancy activities, and have authored numerous textbooks that are used worldwide by other hospitality programs and industry professionals.
Who will attend?
- Researchers and educators
- Postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students
- Directors and administrators of hospitality, tourism and events programs
- Regional organizations with interests in hospitality and tourism
- National, regional and local tourism industry employees
Why are they coming?
- Present research in progress and receive feedback from fellow researchers
- Learn about future direction of hospitality and tourism
- Discuss recent trends affecting the tourism industry
- Connect with other researchers and educators
- Learn about tourism in Hawaiʻi