Welcome to ICFT 2019

Call For Papers

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The Conference will provide a knowledge platform for all participants all over the world to exchange and discuss the different themes and research areas that have impact on the future of tourism and hospitality businesses. Themes for this conference include:

  • Sustainability of Tourism;
  • Domestic Tourism and SMEs Development;
  • Tourism and Economic Development;
  • Culture and Tourism;
  • Innovation in Tourism;
  • Customer Care in Tourism;
  • Methods of Measuring Tourism; and
  • National Tourism Policy.



Submission of abstracts and papers are invited from academia, policy makers, business people, public and private sector organizations, non-governmental organizations, development partners and international organizations. Poster presentations are also encouraged.


13th January 2019

Deadline for abstract submission

1st March 2019

Deadline for full paper submission


Call For Papers


Abstracts should not exceed 200 words and should be organized as: Title, Context and Objectives, Methodology, Findings, Conclusion, Key words. Please include not more than three (3) keywords related to your paper.


Papers should be of high standard, unpublished, and suitable for scientific or professional publications. They can be theoretical or field research based papers as well as practical/experiential papers based on individual, institutional or community experience. Submitted papers will be handled by two blind reviewers to reiterate the high standards of the ICFT conference. All Papers will be published in Conference Proceedings and the best papers will be considered for publication in one of the Journals of the Open University of Tanzania. 


Papers are expected to have a uniform format, Times New Roman (font 12), 1.5 line spacing, maximum of 15 pages including references, appendices, figures etc. Thus the contents are expected to rhyme with background that includes a theoretical context and objectives; methodology covering the way the study was designed and carried out; findings and discussions;implications, conclusions and recommendations.


Submissions of abstracts/papers should be sent through: https://easychair.org/conferences/submission_new.cgi?a=20215988#