International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Systems
NOTE FOR CONTRIBUTORS
International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Systems
ISSN - 0974-6250
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References style: In the main text, references
are cited within parentheses like (Dhiman 2005). For multiple citations (Dhiman, 1999; Kumar, 2006). The Reference list, placed
at the end of the manuscript, must be typed in alphabetical order of authors. Tables, figures and illustrations are to be
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For journal: Dhiman, M.C., (2005) Changing Dimensions of Indian Hospitality
Education, The Tourism and Hospitality Systems, vol.1,no. 1, pp. 10-15.
For book: Dhiman, M.C., (2006), Travel Agency
Management, 2nd eds., p-134, Anmol publications pvt, New Delhi.
For chapters in edited books: Smith M. and Christou,
E. (2002). Internet for enhancing tourism and hospitality education. , In M.C. Dhiman, A.J. Sharma and H. Singh (Eds.) Human
Resource management in Tourism and hospitality, Pearson: New Delhi.
For papers presented in conferences: Dhiman, M.
C and Chauhan V. (2001). Travel Agency HRD practices: an investigation, Paper presented at the International conference on
tourism, HimachalPradeshUniversity, Shimla, India: 3-6 August 2001.
For Internet sources (if you know the
author): Dhiman, M. (2003) HRD in tourism. Ηttp://www.tourismabstracts.org/hrd/papers-authors/id2354. Accessed the 14th of January 2006,
Internet sources (if you do not know the author): Tourism supply and demand. Ηttp://www.tourismabstracts.org/ food/papers-authors/4509
Accessed the 30th of March 2005, at . ).
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