Deadline for submitting abstracts or full papers is on 30 May 2009. Click here for other important dates. The organizers look forward to welcoming all who have submitted abstracts or expressed their interest in attending the conference. See you all in Macau in December!Call_for_papers.htmlshapeimage_3_link_0
The 3rd International Conference on Destination Branding and Marketing
Institute For Tourism Studies, Macau SAR, China 
2-4 December 2009Welcome.html
G O O D   N E W S  
Scholarships for Phd students
With funding from IFT, the registration  fees for 10 eligible doctoral-level  students will be fully waived, amounting to a scholarship type of support worth  US$400. Awards are strictly based on a competitive selection process judged primarily on the quality of submitted papers as determined by the paper review panel. For application guidelines, click here.Registration.htmlshapeimage_6_link_0
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F O O D   F O R   T H O U G H T
So what the b _ _ _ _ _ h _ _ _ happened?

The marketing and branding of Australian tourism has been a cause célèbre of late and is proving to be good fodder for many research topics or case study in destination branding and marketing. An interesting article from the Economist last year highlighted the key issues. The conference will most likely see a lot of discussion revolving on the Australian experience and no doubt will be stimulating for many conference delegates, especially for practitioners and researchers.
T W O -- I N -- O N E 
The 3rd DBM conference takes place back-to-back with the 2nd Asian Academy of Heritage Conference also taking place at IFT from 1 to 3 December 2009. Click here for details.http://www.ift.edu.mo/news/aahm2009/conference.htmshapeimage_14_link_0