Universiti Malaysia Terengganu had successfully organized the Global Tourism Conference 2021 (GTC2021), which focused on Tourism Innovation and Digitalisation: A New Way in Redesigning Tourism Landscape. The conference was co-hosted by The Terengganu State Government and Victoria University, Australia on September 8 to September 9, 2021, VIRTUALLY via Webex Application. The conference brought together more than 100 participants from all over the world such as Malaysia, Australia, Portugal, Thailand, Japan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam dan Indonesia.
The conference opening was attended by keynotes speakers, Professor Brian King from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Prof. Cihan Cobanoglu from University of South Florida, Prof. C. Michael Hall, from University of Canterbury and invited speakers Prof. Ramayah Thurasamy from Universiti Sains Malaysia and also industry speaker Mr. John Chong from Summerbay Bay Resort, Lang Tengah Island. The opening ceremony had a special welcome address from the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu Prof. Dr. Mazlan Abd Ghaffar, and officiating speech by YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar Chief Minister of Terengganu, Malaysia.
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu had successfully organized the Global Tourism Conference (GTC) 2017, which focused on Tourism Development and Innovation: A Catalyst for Sustainable Environment and Livelihood. The conference was co-hosted by Victoria University Business School, Australia and was held between July 19 and July 22, 2017, at the Primula Hotel, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. The conference brought together 120 participants which included 27 international presenters from all over the world such as Turkey, Indonesia, Australia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, Maldives, Hungary, United State and Bahamas. Of the 120 participants, 80 presented their papers regarding tourism development and innovation.
The conference opening was attended by keynotes speakers, Prof. Brian King from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Prof. Vikneswaran Nair from Bahamas Univerisity, and invited speakers, Prof. Lindsay Turner from Victoria Universiti and Mr. Carl Solomon from Destination Marketing Store, Australia. The opening ceremony had a special welcome address from the dean of The School of Maritime Business and Management (UMT), Prof. Dr. Mohd. Shaladdin Muda who highlighted the main focus of the conference. The conference addressed a variety of topics relevant to the main theme and had sightseeing tour for participants to Redang Island, Kenyir Lake and Setiu Wetlands, as well as Kuala Terengganu.
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Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
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