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2018 Philippine Research Conference on Tourism and Hospitality

Submission of Abstracts is now open via www.tinyurl/PRCTHabstracts

Be part of this great event. REGISTER NOW and secure your slot for the 2018 PRCTH!

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Organizing PRCTH 2018 is driven by the dramatic and sensational fortunes of Boracay Island. Acknowledged by local and international media as one of the world’s best beaches, it was nonetheless declared as a cesspool by the president of the republic which consequently led to an executive decision to close the island from tourism activities for six months as it aims to recover from a “state of calamity”

Within academic circles, destinations experiencing the strain of tourism is said to be experiencing overtourism. Such negative impacts have been discussed in literature thirty to forty years ago. In the recent years, there has been a renewed interest on topic related to negative impacts of tourism. While there have been local research on these issues, contextualizing these topics to overtourism opens huge opportunities to examine issues, contribute to knowledge development and policy making.

PRCTH is organized for the second time by the UP Asian Institute of Tourism and the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management of the College of Home Economics. Read about the 2017 PRCTH to get more idea of how this conference can benefit you as an educator, researcher or student. We look forward to seeing you at this year's Philippine Research Conference on Tourism and Hospitality!

Conference Program

Conference Fee

Your registration will only be confirmed when payment is received. Please deposit payment to:

Bank name: Union Bank of the Philippines
Bank branch: Commonwealth Avenue Branch, Quezon City
Account name: U.P. Foundation, Inc.
Account number: 002270004146

Kindly note that the conference organizer will not shoulder any bank charges associated with the transfer of money. Delegates must bear the service charge of the bank, if any.

Please e-mail a scanned copy of the deposit slip to and indicate the payee name to be put on the receipt. Official receipts will be given on the day of the conference.


Student Rate - Php 4,500 (applicable to undergraduate and graduate students)
Early bird Rate (until September 28, 2018) -  Php 6,000
Regular Rate - Php 7,500
1-day attendance only - Php 4,500


Please make sure to notify the organizers through email of your intent to cancel your registration.

Send your requests for cancellation to: with the subject "Request for Cancellation - (Name)"

Cancellation requests received until October 7, 2018 will be given 50% refund
Cancellations requests until October 24, 2018 will be given 20% refund
No refunds will be processed for requests received after October 25, 2018