11th International Conference in Nepal

We have the distinct of honour of being the first to organise an academic conference on Tourism in Nepal. Following on from 2011, 2017 and 2018, the 11th International Conference on ‘Sustainable Tourism, Culture & Sports’ aims to provide a forum for academics, emerging researchers, policy-makers, industry practitioners, marketing professionals, and destination managers to discuss the latest issues and suggest solutions and strategies in the planning, development, marketing and management of sustainable tourism.  The conference will once again be held in Kathmandu. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak we have adapted our conference so that delegates can join, watch and participate both online and in person depending on their circumstances.


We welcome abstracts of no more than 250 words with 5-6 keywords. References should use the Harvard system and are excluded from your word count. Please note, we can only accept submissions in word format. If needed, an abstract template can be downloaded HERE

A Hybrid Approach

The conference will once again be held in Kathmandu. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak we have adapted our conference so that delegates can join, watch and participate both online and in person depending on their circumstances.  

Our goal is to provide delegates with the option to shift seemlessly between online and in person participation.    

Online / In Person

All delegates will have online access.  They will be able to sign in to our website to join the debate,  upload their abstract, participate in live presentations,  and ask presentators questions online via our video conferencing server.   No additional software is required to participate online.  

If you are attending in person then you will enjoy all the above benefits of participation as well as the cocktail reception, coffees, lunches, gala dinner and of course the beauty of Nepal.  

Recorded Sessions

All live sesions will be recorded and available to (delegates only) to watch via our website for 30 days after the conference has ended.  Afterwards, the recordings will be deleted.  



We welcome abstracts of no more than 250 words with 5-6 keywords on the following themes-

Sustainable Destination Development and Planning Cultural and Heritage Tourism Encounters
Community Involvement in Rural Tourism Motivation and Demand
Mountain Tourism Sports and Wellbeing
Events and Festivals Religious and Spiritual Tourism
Volunteer Tourism Experiences Innovation and Technology
Marketing Challenges Climate Change Challenges
Sustainability Issues for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Impacts of Covid-19 on Employment and Hospitality
Impacts of Tourism Transport Rebuilding Tourism for the Future
Trends Driving Sustainability Other Sustainable Tourism Related Themes


We have 4 publication opportunities for all participating delegates. (1) Papers will be considered for publication in the International Journal On Tourism & Sustainability.  (2) Participants are entitled to have their paper published in the conference proceedings [ISBN 9780948314681].  This is optional.  (3) A special issue of the peer reviewed Journal of Tourism & Development ISSN: 1645-9261 & (4) A special issue of the peer reviewed Journal of Tourism & Adventure ISSN: 2645-8683 will be published drawn from delegates papers.  Please note that papers published in the conference proceedings won’t be considered for publication in peer reviewed journals.

Submit a Full Paper

Full papers should be 5000 words in length including bibliography.  Working papers should be 2500 words in length including bibliography.

Papers should be written in clear English and any technical jargon should be explained; complex issues should be defined; and full papers should have a literature review. References should be complete and in the Harvard referencing style.  Authors guidelines can be downloaded -HERE

Key Note Speakers

(Additional Speakers to be added shortly)

Professor Carlos Costa
University of Aveiro, Portugal

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Dr Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar
Anant National University

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Associate Professor Yana
Wengel Hainan University, China

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Professor Dimitrios Buhalis (Online)
Bournemouth University

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Professor Claudio Milano (Online)
Universidad Autónoma Barcelona UAB, Spain

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Organising Committee

Professor Eugenia Wickens
Chair, OTS Academy & Editor-in-Chief JOTS (UK)
Mr Deepak Raj Joshi
Task Force Board – Project Hope Travel & Former CEO of Nepal Tourism Board (Nepal)
ali-130x130Dr Ali Bakir, University of Business and Technology (Saudi Arabia) Dr. Vasiliki Avgeli
Director of Studies / Academic Principal MBS College of Crete

Flexible Delegate Fees

With travel in a state of flux we do not know what tomorrow will bring which is why we have tried to simplify the delegate fee so that every one pays the “Online” Portion of their delegate fee within 30 days of registration.   If you are attending the conference in person then you will only need to pay the “In Person” part of your delegate fee 7 days prior to the start of the conference.   We also offer you the option to switch between “In Person” and “Online”  any time up to 7 days before the event.


Fees In Person Online
Presenter £280 £120
Attendee £280 £60
Student £220 £30
Nepali & SAARC NPR 14,000 NPR 4,000


Hotel Yak & Yeti is a luxury 5-star hotel in the heart of Kathmandu offering sophisticated comfort and elegance in grounds steeped in history. Located at fashionable Durbar Marg, Yak & Yeti is just minutes from Kathmandu’s best shops and restaurants and central to all of the city’s sights.

The whole hotel is a sumptuous array of beautiful artefacts, art and traditionally crafted fixtures. Attention to detail has been meticulously considered throughout, giving the feeling you aren’t just in a hotel as much as an art gallery or museum.  It is after all a former Royal Palace.

We have an exclusive room rate with the Apsara Boutique Hotel.  A warm and friendly hotel that is 15 minutes walk from the venue.  $57 per night for single and $62 for double occupancy inclusive all taxes.  Includes complimentary breakfast and airport collection.

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