Proceedings of the 1st International Hospitality, Travel and Event Conference (IHTREC 2023)

Conference name: Proceedings of the 1st International Hospitality, Travel and Event Conference (IHTREC 2023)
Date: 1-2 March 2023
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia (Virtual)


The tourism industry is an important sector in the world, particularly in terms of its ability that can create jobs, generate income, and contribute to people’s well-being. While of its important, the tourism industry is vulnerable to external disruptions. Historically, the tourism industry is vulnerable to terrorist attacks, recessions, pandemics, natural disasters, and the effects of climate change. Such challenges have also forced the industry to accelerate innovation and transformation in order to survive and thrive. For instance, technology and digitalization are more commonly used in the way businesses and organizations operate. There are shifts in consumer behaviour as a result of disruptions. Travellers demand safer products and services as well as more efficient ways to travel. New products and services emerge as a result of the disruptions.

The Theme

The 1st International Hospitality, Travel and Event Conference (IHTREC) is held as part of the 40th Anniversary of Politeknik Sahid. The theme of this conference “Reinventing Hospitality, Travel and Event”. This conference is intended as a forum for academic scholars, researchers, and professionals to explore the concept and empirical evidence, discuss innovation and transformation as well as anticipate the expected practice according to the tourism trend in the prospective vision of a more resilient tourism and hospitality development. This conference includes discussion on a macro- or microscale within the context of hospitality, travel, and event.


This conference is expected to produce main outputs, namely:
1. Construction of critical thinking (theory and practice) about the direction of tourism development in the post-pandemic period
2. Recommendations and strategies for adapting and developing the industry to the new tourist market demand trends
3. Compiled academic writings on critical perspectives on the trend and direction of future tourism development (post-pandemic)