Welcome to

International Joint Conference on Hospitality & Tourism 2021

Beyond Smart Tourism


“Inspired by People, Balanced by Nature, Driven by Technology”


13-15 September 2021   |    Sarawak, Malaysia

The 2nd Penang International Conference on Hospitality (PItCH)
The 2nd Global Congress on Smart Tourism (GLOSTOUR)
The 4th Graduate School of Tourism Management International Conference
The 3rd International Conference on Social, Applied Science, and Technology in Home Economics (Iconhomecs)


The 3rd International Conference on Home Economics (Iconhomecs) is one of the co-organizers of the International Joint Conference on Hospitality & Tourism (IJCHT-21) that is organized by The Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Pulau Pinang. Other institutions will act as the co-organizers of the IJCHT-21 that is organized in conjunction with the 2nd Penang International Conference in Hospitality (UiTM Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Malaysia), the 4th Graduate School of Tourism Management International Conference (GSTM, NIDA, Thailand), and the 3rd Global Congress on Smart Tourism (GLOSTOUR, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey). The conference theme is “Beyond Smart Tourism: Inspired by People, Balanced by Nature, Driven by Technology”. This conference will gather students from institutions, academics, administrators, business owners, policymakers, and stakeholders from government institutions to share their experience and knowledge in hospitality and tourism.

Main Host

Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Jointly Organized by

Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Sarawak, Malaysia

Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia

National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Florida, USA

King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand

Forum Program Studi – Pendidikan Tata Boga Indonesia

TROAS International Tourism Research Association

Association of North America Higher Education International

Supported by

Sarawak Convention Bureau

Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak

Keynote Speakers

This conference will invite 4 keynote speakers on these related issues. These keynote speakers are:

Dr. Cihan Cobanoglu

The McKibbon Endowed Chair Professor of the College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership (CHTL) at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM)

Dr. Zaidi Razak

The General manager of Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA).


Professor Dr. Noel Scott

Dr. Noel Scott is Adjunct Professor of Tourism Management in the Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast.


Theme and Subthemes

The range of topics covered by ICONHOMECS 2021 on Beyond Smart Tourism (Inspired by People, Balanced by Nature, Driven by Technology) includes (subthemes):

  1. Smart Tourism Inspired by People
  • Community Based Tourism
  • Gastronomy/Food Tourism
  • Culture, Heritage and Arts
  • Fashion
  • Cosmetology
  1. Smart Tourism Balanced by Nature
  • Marine, Coastal and Terrestrail Conservation
  • Health and Wellness Tourism
  • Sport Tourism
  • Sustainable Tourism
  1. Smart Tourism Driven by Technology
  • Tourism Innovation and Technologies
  • Tourism in the Era of Industrial Revolution 4.0
  • Smart Tourism: Issues and Challenges
  1. Special Pocket Event (Virtual)
  • Innovation, invention, and design competition

Call for Papers

Authors are requested to submit abstract to the Organizing Committee by  May 31, 2021. The abstract is 200 words maximum and should consist of the following: the aim of the study, the method used, result, and implication. The papers must be written in English, and they must be between 4 and 6 pages.

Selected papers will be published in  AtlantisPress, Thomson-Reuters indexed proceeding  and the papers which are not published in the indexed proceeding are strongly recommended to be submitted to:

  • Jurnal Ilmu Keluarga dan Konsumen, Institut Pertanian Bogor.  accredited by ministry of research, technology, and higher education of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Jurnal Penelitian Busana dan Desain, Universitas Negeri Surabaya

Submission Guidelines

The extended abstract must be in English and written in .doc or .docx format. The extended abstract should include introduction, purpose of the study, methodology, results, conclusion, and references. It should be between 800 to 1,000 words. We will send you an email of acceptance or rejection within 3 weeks of receipt of the extended abstract. Please download the abstract template.

Important Dates

No Category Date
1. Abstract submission  1st March – 31st May 2021
2. Payment 1st April – 30th June 2021
3. Full paper submission 1st April – 30th June 2021
4. Review & Correction Process 15th June – 15th August 2021
5. Registration 1st April – 31st August 2021
6. Camera-ready 31st August 2021
7. Participant’s Registration Deadline 7 September 2021
8. Conference dates 13 – 15 September 2021


Conference Fees

No Category Malaysian Ringgit US Dollar
1. Individual (normal rate) 750 195
2. Early bird (payment before 31st April) 650 170
3. Value Package (3 papers) 2000 490
4. Non-presenter (accompanying partner)500 500 130
5. Conference tour TBA TBA

Registration Fees and Payment

The registration fee doesn’t include publication fees in indexed proceedings or journals.

 Please make the bank transfer payment for the registration fees to:

Bank Name:

Swift/ BIC :

Account Number:

Account Holder:



  • Conference Chairman
Luthfiyah Nurlaela Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
  • International Advisory Board 
Yuni Sri Rahayu Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Dona Pendergast Griffith University, Australia
Oenardi Lawanto Utah State University, USA
George Spottl Universitas Bremen, Germany
Maizam UHTM, Malaysia
Sven Schulte Universitas Bremen, Germany
  • Scientific Committee:
Sari Edi Cahyaningrum Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Andre Dwijanto Witjaksono Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Arie Wardhono Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Elly Matul Imah Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Syafiul Anam Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
I Gusti Putu Asto Buditjahjanto Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Pratiwi Retnaningdyah Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Madlazim Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Suyatno Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Tukiran Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Bambang Supriyanto Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Editors:
Mutimmatul Faidah Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Choirul Anna Nur Afifah Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Setya Chendra Wibawa Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Imami Arum Tri Rahayu Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Amalia Ruhana Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Ita Fatkhur Romadhoni Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Biyan Yesi Wilujeng Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Ade Gafar Abdullah Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia
Asep Bayu Dani Nandiyanto Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia



 Date                                Event

07.00-08.15                   Registration

08.15-08.45                   Opening Ceremony

08.45-09.00                  Coffee Break

09.00-12.00                 Keynote speech,

  1. Prof. Donna Pendergast (Australia)
  2. Oenardi Lawanto, PhD (United States)
  3. Dr. Toto Sudargo, SKM, M.Kes (Indonesia)
  4. Dr. Titik Taufikurrahmah, M. Si (Indonesia)

12.00 – 13.00               Lunch Break

13.00 – 14.45               1st Parallel Sessions

14.45 – 15.00               Coffee Break

15.00-16.30                  2nd Parallel Sessions

16.30 – 17.00               Closing Ceremony  (for presenters and participants)

September 13, June 2021 at Malaysia

08.00 – 15.00              Manuscript Clinic


The organizers will provide the seminar kit, certificate, coffee breaks and lunch.


Visa Information

Official Information about Indonesia Visa can be found: immigration 



Email    :IconHomecs@unesa.ac.id

Website  : http://iconhomecs.conference.unesa.ac.id/

Home Economics Department, Engineering Faculty, Universitas Negeri Surabaya

Ketintang Campus, Building A, the 2th Floor.

Ketintang Street, Surabaya, East Java, INDONESIA