Welcome to the 4th ICFE2017 Conference – Special Stream on Hospitality and Tourism


As part of the 4th international academic conference on Finance and Economics (ICFE 2017) to be held in Ho Chi Minh city at Ton Duc Thang University, there will be a dedicated paper stream on Hospitality & Tourism. This stream will provide a forum for university academics, researchers and professionals around the world to share their thinking, research and latest findings. In line with the overall theme of the conference on “Innovation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship” papers that relate to and consider aspects of innovation and developing sustainable businesses will be welcomed for consideration including (but not limited to) the following topics:



  • Creating sustainable tourism
  • Managing sustainable tourism destinations
  • Tourism planning and environmental issues
  • Government policies that support innovation and sustainability
  • Empowering and regulating innovative accommodation providers
  • Integrated Resorts – a sustainable tourism model for Asia
  • Cruise tourism – dealing with the environmental and sustainable issues
  • Nature-based tourism – how can it be developed sustainably
  • Tourism in rural areas - and how to develop it
  • The perceptions of locals about tourism – is growth sustainable
  • Economics of tourism – models and approaches
  • Innovations in special interest tourism
  • Education and training – new models and approaches
  • Can l technology solve the workforce needs of the future
  • Tourism of tomorrow – trends and predictions
  • Economic policies that support tourism



  • New sustainable business models
  • Sustainable technologies for hotels
  • Innovations in hotel and resort design
  • Innovations in use of social media marketing
  • New hotel, restaurant models and concepts
  • Start-up business models – engaging entrepreneurs
  • Franchise or innovative start-ups?
  • Innovations in training tomorrow’s workforce
  • Service quality innovations – what’s next?
  • Technology versus workers – who will win?
  • Creating new sustainable hospitality business models
  • Consumer trends and changing patterns
  • Looking back – looking forward: learning from the past to help with the future
  • Unlocking the power of millennials and their thinking
  • Investment and financials models to encourage investment in to the hotel industry



All accepted papers submitted for Priority Sessions will be published in ICFE 2017 Conference Proceedings indexed by ISI Web of Science (Thomson Reuters). In addition, outstanding papers selected by the Program Committees will be considered for publication in the international peer reviewed journal, the Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism (link to http://www.taylors.edu.my/apjiht/). If these papers focus on a similar theme, then we’ll be able to put them together in a special issue (7-8 papers).

Presentation Session Submissions:

Papers submitted for Presentation Sessions only will be considered for presentation at the conference, but not for publication in ICFE 2017 Conference Proceedings.

All submitted papers in both tracks will be double blind reviewed and the notice relating to acceptance will be provided as soon as possible.

Conference Themes

Conference Themes

The main theme of the Conference is Innovation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship in the following fields:

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Economics
  • Finance & Accounting

Important dates

Important dates

  • Call for papers and Full Paper Submission:
     By June 30th, 2017, extended till July 31st, 2017
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance:
     Before July 30th, 2017, extended till August 10th, 2017
  • Registration and Payment:
     August 01st – 20th, 2017
  • Conference Dates:
     September 21st – 22nd, 2017.

Conference fee

  • Standard Registration: 250 USD
  • Additional Paper (maximum 2 papers): 180 USD
  • Papers Review Only: 150 USD
  • Additional Proceeding:  50 USD
  • Early bird Standard registration: 200 USD
  • Listener registration fee: 100 USD

Invitation letter

Dear Colleagues,       

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we take our honor to cordially invite you to attend “The 4th International Conference on Finance and Economics" (ICFE 2017) to be co-organized by Ton Duc Thang University, Fengchia University in Taiwan, Taylor’s University in Malaysia, University of Economics, Prague in the Czech Republic, Tomas Bata University in the Czech Republic, and Dresden University of Technology in Germany. This event will be held at Ton Duc Thang University, 19 Nguyen Huu Tho, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on September 21st – 22nd, 2017.      

The Conference will be divided into substantive sessions and working groups, providing researchers with the opportunity to focus on the theme Innovation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship in the specific areas including Management, Marketing, International Business, Hospitality and Tourism, Economics, Finance and Accounting from their own perspective and national experiences. The main conclusions of the Conference will be reflected and incorporated into the conference proceedings, which to be considered and adopted by the participants at the conference.

Should you require more information about the conference and the workshop, please visit our conference website at icfe2017.tdt.edu.vn or contact the conference secretariat at icfe2017@tdt.edu.vn.           

We believe your participant will definitely contribute to the success of ICFE 2017 and look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Sincerely yours,

Organizing committee

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