Background to central theme

Women play a pivotal role in society. Women represent at least half of the talent available to organizations and economies in most countries. Ignoring this talent pool puts at risk the competitiveness of both companies and the economies in which they operate. The WTTC predicts Asia’s travel and tourism industry will grow by more than 6% each year—the fastest expansion rate of any region in the world. By 2020, Asian travelers will account for nearly one-half of all global tourism expenditures.

Faced with such high growth predictions, especially in Asia, the hospitality industry must adopt a more proactive and strategic approach to talent management. Women in Tourism & Hospitality make up close to 70% of the total workforce. Since women already make up a significant proportion of the hospitality industry’s workforce, any talent management strategy that does not incorporate a focus on female human capital would be illogical. On this basis also, ignoring the barriers to the inclusion of women in the potential supply of talent would be illogical. However, evidence shows that this is happening, unskilled or semi-skilled women tend to work in the most vulnerable jobs, where they are more likely to experience poor working conditions, inequality of opportunity and treatment, violence, exploitation, stress and sexual harassment. This assessment is supported by a number of complementary sources, notably the UNWTO in a 2010 report that highlights both the opportunities and challenges that face women with respect to employment in tourism. Despite dominating the hospitality industry by numbers, and the apparent “diversity advantage” this brings, women continue to be under-represented in senior positions and general management roles and when it comes to women in leadership roles the sector falls short of other industries that don’t demonstrate the same advantage. The imperative to have women in leadership roles is now main stream, and many multinational companies and sectors have initiatives and objectives which aim to make this possible. However, the hospitality and tourism industry clearly has not yet succeeded in promoting women in significant numbers into leadership positions.

The gender challenges in the global hospitality industry highlight a range of barriers that are predominantly socio-cultural but which also impinge on wider economic and political cultural traditions that are manifest in differing ways and to varied degrees across most countries and communities which prescribe traditional gender roles and responsibilities in the home and workplace, thus mitigating against opportunity for women to progress to the highest levels in organizations.

The theme for this International conference will delve prominent issues that are plaguing the women in the global hospitality and tourism industry:-

  • Under-representation of women  in senior positions and general management roles
  • Balancing between employment and family care.
  • Work related stress problems faced by working women.
  • Victims of physical harassment and unfair treatment in the workplace.
  • Tolerance of abuse, violence, harassment and discrimination.
  • Sexual harassment, mental pressure and safety problems.
  • Prejudiced and stereotyped thinking faced by working women

Other themes for the conference

Along with the central theme of Women in tourism and hospitality, this conference seeks to delve further into the following areas of hospitality and tourism:-

  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Medical Tourism
  • Heritage Tourism
  • Educational Tourism
  • The Business of Tourism
  • Understanding Tourism and Hospitality
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality  Education
  • Tour/Event Operation and Management
  • Leisure Management
  • Hotel and Restaurant/Beverages Management
  • Health and Wellness Tourism
  • Visitor Management
  • Home  stay/hosting
  • Public Sector Approaches to Tourism and Hospitality Development
  • Tourism and Immigration
  • Marketing Approaches/Strategies in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Accounting and Finance in Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • Information Technology in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Human Resource Management in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Climate Change, Adventure, High Risk and Accidents
  • Volunteer Tourism
  • Adaptive Analysis Techniques/Research Methods
  • Customer Care and Service Quality in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • Tourism Security and Safety

This International Conference on, “Trends, issues and women in hospitality and tourism industry” aims to provide a platform for researchers, academicians, practitioners and students to come together and share insights that facilitate better understanding of related issues to the theme of the international Conference.
Papers will be selected to develop a particular theme in each conference session. Key note speakers will be sought from prestigious industry practitioners and internationally renowned educators.
It is proposed to publish selected papers in book form as conference proceedings.


Last date for submission of abstract: October 15, 2016
Intimation of acceptance of abstract: October 30, 2016
Last date for submission of full-paper: November 30, 2016
Last date for submission of Registration Fees: November 30, 2016
Last date for submission of PPT slides of research paper: December 31, 2016

Registration Fees

Corporate - Rs. 2000/-
Academicians – Rs. 1500 /-
ISHE members- Rs. 1000/-
Research scholar –Rs 500/-
Student –Rs 500/-
International delegate –USD 50/-

Please note: there will be a facility for on the spot registration.



Registration Process

Registration should be complete up to 30th November, 2016 after receiving the participation confirmation letter from the Convener. Filled registration form along with scanned copy of demand draft should be mailed to Organizing secretaries email id.

e.mail id for sending scanned copy of  registration  form :  registrationicht@geu.ac.in
e.mail id for sending abstract and full research paper  :  papersicht@geu.ac.in


The fee can be paid in the following modes:
1. Demand Draft
In favor of “Graphic Era University” payable at “Dehradun”.
2. Bank Transfer
Bank Name: Punjab National Bank, GEU Branch, Dehradun
Current A/C No.: 1175002100010338
Beneficiary Name: Graphic Era University
Branch ID: 619000
MICR Code: 248024035



Registration Guidelines

Conference registration is mandatory for participating in this conference.
Conference kit will be provided to the registered participant from the registration desk during the event.
No conference kit will be provided to the “Accompanying Person(s)”.
Registration fee is “Non-refundable”. No refund request will be entertained.
For further enquiries on registration please contact:

Prof.( Dr.) Vinay Rana,Mob- 9719753070,  Mr Akash Rawat- 9997232766,
Mr . Ravish Kukreti-Mob. 9997806280,  Mr. Chandramauli Dhaundiyal-Mob. 8859108780

School of Hotel management and Hospitality
Graphic Era University

Ph- 01352642727, 01352643420 Extension-227


The delegates coming from different parts of India can avail limited accommodation facility on additional payment basis and subject to their availability at university. No TA/DA will be provided to the participants.

Delegates are; however, free to make their own arrangements for accommodation in Dehradun at their own expense. Some of the hotels nearby the venue are, Hotel Softel Plaza, Hotel Amrit Regency, .Hotel Pearl Grand ,Hotel Good Morning Tariff ranges from Rs 950/ to Rs 4000/-.

Guidelines for Paper Submission

Submission Guidelines for Authors

Writing style

The paper must be written in English and should be easily comprehensible. Articles must be relevant to practices.

Paper length

Articles should be limited to 5000 to 6000 words (10-12, double space typed pages).

Cover page

This should contain a short informative title. No. Names or affiliations- shall appear on the cover page in order to facilitate the blind review.

Title page

The title page shall carry the title of the article along with the names(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s). Besides, it will carry information of mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and the e-mail address.

Abstracts  & Key Words.

The abstract shall be more than 300 words, which shall highlight the objectives associated with the article, methodology and the main findings of the research. It shall also mention the key words used in the article.

Biographical Notes

It will carry a brief biographical profile of the author with mention of this current position, professional experience, professional affiliations, area of research interest and about the future projects or researches to be undertaken.


For references, the APA Style Sheet shall be followed.

Tables & Illustrations

The tables and figures should be ordered in Arabic numerals and cited in the text. Tables should contain a brief descriptive title and short column heading. Important derails should be footnoted under each table. Each figure should have an accompanying legend containing descriptive details. In the text, all illustration’s charts and maps should be referred to as figures.

Evaluation Criteria

Submission will be blindly reviewed by two referees. Acceptance of submission is based on significance- theoretical and empirical, methodological soundness, logical clarity and innovativeness.

Copy Right & Originality

Copyright ownership of the manuscript should be transferred officially to the School of Hotel Management, Graphic Era University, Dehradun (India).

File type for sending the research paper:

Authors should submit articles in MS-WORD Format, no other format is accepted.

Mode of Presentation:

The presentation of research paper will be done at conference venue of ICHT -2017 through 10 to 15 PowerPoint slides to be sent by December 31st 2016

Registration fee for Multiple Authors

If the research paper is multi authored, then at least one author will present paper, but each author need to register separately and will pay registration fee individually.



Template for submitting the research paper for ICHT-2017


The abstract shall not be more than 300 words, which shall highlight the objectives associated with the article, methodology and the main findings of the research. It shall also mention the key words used in the article.

Main text

Font type to be New Times Roman (12 pt) to be followed. Here introduce the paper, and put a nomenclature if necessary, in a box with the same font size as the rest of the paper. The paragraphs continue from here and are only separated by headings, subheadings, images and formulae. The section headings are arranged by numbers, bold and 12 pt. Here follows further instructions for authors.


For this the files must be in MS Word format only and should be formatted for direct printing. Figures and tables should be embedded and not supplied separately. Please make sure that you use as much as possible normal fonts in your documents. Special fonts, such as fonts used in the Far East (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, etc.) may cause problems during processing. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the ‘spellchecker’ function of MS Word. Follow this order when typing manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text (including figures and tables), Acknowledgements, References, Appendix. Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article and do not include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise.

Bulleted lists may be included and should look like this:

  • First point
  • Second point
  • And so on

Please do not alter the formatting and style layouts which have been set up in this template document. As indicated in the template, papers should be prepared in single column format suitable for direct printing onto A4 paper (192mm x 262 mm). Do not number pages on the front, as page numbers will be added separately for the preprints and the Proceedings. Leave a line clear between paragraphs.


All tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals. Headings should be placed above tables, left justified. Leave one line space between the heading and the table. Only horizontal lines should be used within a table, to distinguish the column headings from the body of the table, and immediately above and below the table. Tables must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately. Below is an example which authors may find useful.

Table 1. An example of a table

An example of a column heading

Column A (t)

Column B (T)

And an entry



And another entry



And another entry



Construction of references

References should be added at the end of the paper, and its corresponding citation will be added in the order of their appearance in the text. Authors should ensure that every reference in the text appears in the list of references and vice versa. Indicate references by Clark et al., 1962 or Deal and Grove, 2009 or Fachinger, 2006 in the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference citation(s) must always be given.

Some examples of how your references should be listed are given at the end of this template in the ‘References’ section, which will allow you to assemble your reference list according to the correct format and font size.

Section headings

Section headings should be left justified, with the first letter capitalized and numbered consecutively, starting with the Introduction. Sub-section headings should be in capital and lower-case italic letters, numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc, and left justified, with second and subsequent lines indented. You may need to insert a page break to keep a heading with its text.

General guidelines for the preparation of your text

Avoid hyphenation at the end of a line. Symbols denoting vectors and matrices should be indicated in bold type. Scalar variable names should normally be expressed using italics.


Footnotes should be avoided if possible. Necessary footnotes should be denoted in the text by consecutive superscript letters. The footnotes should be typed single spaced, and in smaller type size (8pt), at the foot of the page in which they are mentioned, and separated from the main text by a short line extending at the foot of the column.

Author Artwork

All figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals (1,2,...n). All photographs, schemas, graphs and diagrams are to be referred to as figures. Line drawings should be good quality scans or true electronic output. Low-quality scans are not acceptable. Figures must be embedded into the text and not supplied separately. Lettering and symbols should be clearly defined either in the caption or in a legend provided as part of the figure. Figures should be placed at the top or bottom of a page wherever possible, as close as possible to the first reference to them in the paper.

Reference headings are in bold but have no numbers. Text below continues as normal.


Clark, T., Woodley, R., De Halas, D., 1962. Gas-Graphite Systems, in “Nuclear Graphite” R. Nightingale, Editor. Academic Press, New York, p. 387.

Deal, B., Grove, A., 1965. General Relationship for the Thermal Oxidation of Silicon, Journal of Applied Physics 36, p. 3770.

Deep-Burn Project: Annual Report for 2009, Idaho National Laboratory, Sept. 2009.

Fachinger, J., den Exter, M., Grambow, B., Holgerson, S., Landesmann, C., Titov, M., Podruhzina, T., 2004.“Behavior of spent HTR fuel elements in aquatic phases of repository host rock formations,” 2nd International Topical Meeting on High Temperature Reactor Technology. Beijing, China, paper #B08.

Fachinger, J., 2006. Behavior of HTR Fuel Elements in Aquatic Phases of Repository Host Rock Formations. Nuclear Engineering & Design 236, p. 54.



Advisory Review Board ICHT 2017

Chief Patron

Prof .(Dr.) Kamal Ghanshala
Chancellor , Graphic Era University
Dehradun, India


Prof .(Dr.) B.V. Babu
Vice Chancellor, Graphic Era University
Dehradun, India

Prof .(Dr.) V K Tewari
Director General, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India

International Advisory and review Board

Prof. (Dr.) Durgesh Pant,Uttarakhand Science Education & Research Centre ,Dehradun,India
Prof. (Dr.) R.C. Joshi, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India
Prof. (Dr.) A K Awasthi, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India
Prof. (Dr.) Walter Jamieson FCIP, Thammasat University, Thailand
Prof. (Dr.) S.C. Bagri, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna University, Srinagar,India
Prof. (Dr.) S. K. Gupta, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna University, Srinagar, India
Dr. Lovekush Mishra, BA Agra University, Agra, India
Prof. (Dr.) Ashish Dahiya, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak,India
Mr. R.C. Pandey, Principal, Government IHMCT, Dehradun
Mr. Jagdeep Khanna,  , Principal, IHM-Dehradun.
Dr. Elise Line Mognard, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
Dr. Rokhshad Tavakoli, Sunway University, Malaysia
Dr. Jeetesh Kumar, HELP University, Malaysia
Dr. Kandappan Balasubramanian, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
Prof. (Dr.) D.P. Gangodkar,Dean International Affairs ,Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India
Prof. (Dr.) M.P.Singh, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India
Prof.(Dr.) Shiv Mohan Verma, Principal, COHM, Subharthi University, Meerut, India
Dr. Arunesh Prashar,Dev Sanskriti Vishvidhyalaya, Haridwar, India
Dr. Umakant Indolia, Dev Sanskriti Vishvidhyalaya, Haridwar, India
Dr.Yashpal Negi, Director, State Institute of HOTEL management ,New Tehri, India
Dr. Anjana Sharma, P.G Government College, Sector-9, Gurgaon, India.
Mr. Anshul Garg, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
Mr. Mayukh Dewan, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
Mr. Gopinath Sangaran, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
Ms. Ruth Sabina Francis, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
Mr. Joaquim Dias Soeiro, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
Mr. Murugan Krisnamoorthy, Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Conference Convener

Prof. (Dr.) Vinay Rana , Head-SOHMH, Graphic Era University

Organizing Secretaries

Mr. Ravish Kukreti SOHMH, Graphic Era University
Mr. Akash Rawat SOHMH, Graphic Era University
Mr. Chandramauli Dhaundiyal SOHMH, Graphic Era University

Organizing & Programme Committee

Prof. (Dr.) A. S. Shukla, Graphic Era University
Mr. Sachin Ghai, Graphic Era University
Mr.Vipul Bhandari,Graphic Era University
Mr.Amar Prakash Dabral, Graphic Era University
Ms.Aditi Bisht, Graphic Era University
Mrs.Sonam Kapoor Semwal, Graphic Era University
Mr. Ashish Spencer, Graphic Era University
Mrs. Sakshi Gupta , Graphic Era University
Mr. Ramesh Bisht
Mr. Abhay Pokhriyal



Registration Form ICHT 2017



Corporate Speak

Thanks to all of you. Had a wonderful experience here since morning. Kind of research you are driving is really amazing. Seeing the progress of this University, I can say that if I were a student and had the choice...
Mr. Rajiv Arora, Director-DPE, Microsoft-India

Corporate Speak

The total number of career streams and the options we have in this university, it's probably one of the differentiators from other educational institutions. There is a commitment in this university to bring in...
Mr. Rajiv Sachdeva, Vice-President-Technical, IBM

Corporate Speak

The recruitment numbers have continuously gone up year on year, indicating that the performance of students in the recruitment process has been continuously improving, the students were found to be...
Mr. Sudhir Mishra, E Schooling Hiring-Lead, Infosys Limited

Corporate Speak

Graphic Era students hired by me in the past organizations like HCL Tech, Birlasoft were of good quality and exhibited great competence. Their dedication and execution of activities were remarkable...
Mr. Venkatesh Sarvasiddhi, Head-Student Skills,Employability Faculty Development, Microsoft India

Corporate Speak

It was great experience visiting GEU campus. The student quality was good not only in terms of academic knowledge but also in terms of their personality and grooming. We look forward to having...
Ms. Neha Bajaj, Location Campus Manager-North Wipro Technologies

Corporate Speak

We wish to congratulate all the selected students, faculty and management for their focus on imparting quality education which led to selection of good students during the campus recruitment process conducted for 2012 batch pass outs....
Mr. Shoaib Mehraj, North Zone Hiring Lead Campus Recruitment Accenture India

Corporate Speak

The quality of students is exceptional and the way placement process is handled is at par with best of the management institute of India...
Mr. Ankit Thakkar, Chief Technological Officer Satguru Travels

Corporate Speak

Coming to Graphic Era and meeting the extra-ordinary students here was really a wonderful experience. In future we look forward for more interaction, hospitality was great too with good memories...
Mr. H.P Arya, GM-Human Resource, JBM Group

Corporate Speak

Students have good knowledge on domain, good environment in college and good campus. Very proactive students never seen before, awesome to study in Graphic Era University...
Mr. Raghavendra .R, Assistant Manager-Operations Genpact

Corporate Speak

It was nice opportunity for me to interact with future talent, who are being developed in your institution. I shall appreciate their dreams, they shared & their commitment to deliver to the highest...
Mr. Harish Kumar Bedi, D.G.M. - Materials New Holland Tractors

Corporate Speak

It was a fantastic experience to interact with the students of Graphic Era University, Dehradun. I am highly impressed with their zeal to quickly learn and grasp the concepts shared with them...
Mr. Rajiv Arora, - Director-DPE - Microsoft-India

Corporate Speak

It has always been a great experience recruiting students from Graphic Era...
Mr. Pankaj Mehrotra, President CeaseFire Industries.

Corporate Speak

Excellent Infrastructure. It was a pleasure to visit & we look forward to visiting the campus in future...
Mr. Anvita Madan, Manager - HR SBI Life.

Corporate Speak

A good institute that has a bright future ahead. Students here are humble & enthusiastic...
Ms. Rakhee Gehani, AM - HR