Abstraction Submission and Presentation

Forum Topics

The Forum will be organised around, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Cultural diplomacy through tourism
  • Sustainable tourism as a driver of development and peace
  • China-ready issues facing Australian tourism industry
  • Impact of China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) on tourism
  • Chinese investment in Australia and tourism growth
  • Chinese visitors’ contribution to Australian economy and jobs
  • Promoting cultural understanding and closer trade relations through tourism
  • Cultural exchanges in tourism
  • Social and wellbeing contributions of tourism in Australia and China
  • Indigenous tourism
  • Ecotourism, geo-tourism, and nature-based tourism
  • Smart tourism and city development
  • Social media and tourism
  • Tourism policies in Australia and China
  • Other topics related to Australia and China tourism

Submission Information

Participants who would like to present at the concurrent sessions should submit a 500-word abstract (typed and double-spaced with font-size 12) of the proposed paper or presentation topic by email to the Forum Secretary: Dr Hailian Gao (Hailian.Gao@unisa.edu.au). Please also include such information as title, keywords (4-6), author name, and author affiliation in your submission.

Submission Deadline: 15 October, 2016




School of Management
Sun Yat-Sen University
Tourism Research Cluster
School of Management
University of South Australia
Adelaide, Australia 
School of Tourism Management
Sun Yat-sen University
Guangzhou, China 
Tourism Research Cluster
School of Marketing
Curtin University, Perth, Australia 


Centre for Tourism & Leisure Management
University of South Australia
Adelaide, Australia 
Australian Centre for Asian Business
University of South Australia
Adelaide, Australia 

Forum Supporter


Australia-China Council


Special Sponsor




  China National Tourist Office Sydney (Australia & New Zealand)


Areas of study and research

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