Submissions Guidelines

Submit a Proposal | Submission Policies | Peer Review | Presenter Formats | Publications

Submit a Proposal

The 2nd Asian Symposium on Tourism for Development (AST4D 2018) is a small, two-day, peer-reviewed international conference held on Sunday and Monday, April 29-30, 2018.

AST4D 2018 will provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, students and representatives from industry, government and non-governmental organizations need to both share their findings and learn from each other, in order to facilitate the transformation in how economic activity is conducted, allowing human societies to be sustained and to thrive.

The Final Deadline for Submissions has been Extended to Friday, April 13, 2018. Click the Link Below to Submit a Proposal Today!

  • Consumer Behavior and Tourism Products
  • Cultural and Heritage Tourism
  • Dark, Disaster and War Tourism
  • Destination Branding and Promotion
  • e-Tourism, ICT and Travel Technology
  • Ecotourism and Geotourism
  • Green Hotels, Destinations and Attractions
  • Hotel and Hospitality Management
  • Islamic and Halal Tourism
  • Medical, Health and Wellness Tourism
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Tourism Management, Policy & Development
  • Urban, Rural and Indigenous Tourism
  • Wine Tourism, Gastronomy and Food Safety
  • Other Areas of Tourism (please specify)


AST4D 2018 Submission Application

Submission Policies

  1. Abstracts must be less than 250 words in English and sent via the online system.
  2. Submissions should include a university or institution personal email address.
  3. The lingua franca of submissions, papers and presentations is English.
  4. Only authors listed on the submission may give the presentation.
  5. A maximum of (2) submissions is permitted per author.
  6. Abstracts derived from plagiarized or copyrighted research will be rejected.
  7. The review committee does not correct grammar, spelling or usage errors.
  8. We encourage work that introduces new ideas and conceptualizations, research and understandings to the field, as well as analysis of both success and failure.

Peer Review

All submissions are graded using a double blind, peer review process. The abstract is scored using a rubric that assessed areas such as originality, clarity/organization, spelling/grammar and suitability for the event.

Presentation Formats

Oral Presentation

Oral presenters are generally arranged in parallel sessions consisting of 2 to 5 or more presenters depending on the panel theme and length. Panelists are allotted 20 to 25 minutes of presentation time depending on the number of presenters. Computers, projectors and screens will be provided in each presentation room. Please note that the Program Committee assigns presenters to panels and time slots.

Poster Presentation

Posters must be size A0 (A Zero). Common dimensions for posters are A0 47 x 33 inches (118cm x 84cm). No audiovisual equipment is permitted for poster presentations. Poster boards mounted on stands will be provided with tape and pins.

Virtual Presentation

In our effort to assist participants with accepted proposals who are unable to attend due to travel problems, a schedule conflict, illness, etc., we have a limited number of virtual panel time slots available. The virtual presentations are screened to the participants during the poster session or during recess periods.

Guidelines and instructions will be sent by the organizing committee on a case-by-case basis. Virtual presenters will receive a certificate of presentation in PDF only and will be listed in the proceedings as a virtual presenter. If you have a proposal that has been accepted, but are unable to attend, kindly contact the secretariat.

Organizing Your Own Panel

If you would like to organize your own panel of presenters, please contact the Secretariat. Panel requests must be received at least two weeks before the submission deadline. The panel should have at least 3 to 5 members (including the leader) and the names of all the panel members must appear in the abstract proposal.



Please note that only the abstracts undergo a peer-review and that full papers are not peer-reviewed. The proceedings are not peer-reviewed, only the abstract review for participation in this event. The proceedings will be available shortly after the conclusion of the event.

Full Papers & Template

Full Papers are not peer-reviewed nor required; however, if you would like to submit a paper it must be less than 2500 words and sent in Word format (PDF is not accepted) with a maximum file size of 1.5 MB by the deadline. Correct spelling, grammar and punctuation is the responsibility of the author. Use of the Full Paper Template is absolutely required. Papers submitted differently will be rejected.

Click Here to Download the Full Paper Template