3rd World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality and
1st USA-China Tourism Research Summit: Transforming Partnerships

3rd World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality and
1st USA-China Tourism Research Summit: Transforming Partnerships

December 15-19, 2015
UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Orlando, Florida, USA

The 3rd World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality and 1st USA-China Tourism Research Summit: Transforming Partnerships will take place in Orlando, the city beautiful, and will provide an interactive, dynamic and international platform for academics and practitioners to discuss how to enhance research applications and knowledge management through partnerships.

Participants will have the opportunity  to strengthen and transform partnerships with various stakeholders, including academic researchers, industry professionals, and government officials, through dialogues on how to better utilize research outputs for the benefits of the industry.

To achieve such a goal, academic research presentations, for which abstracts are invited by June 12, 2015, will be complemented with key industry practitioners who will highlight industry trends and research gaps from a pragmatic and applied perspective.

The 1st USA-China Tourism Research Summit will take place on December 19, 2015. Further details will be available on this shortly.

Presentations and discussions will include, but not limited to, the following themes/topics within the domain of hospitality and tourism

  • Policy, planning, and governance
  • Marketing, branding and management
  • Consumer behavior, decision making, experience and satisfaction
  • Sport tourism, festivals and events, lodging and MICE marketing and management
  • Competitiveness, sustainability and corporate social responsibility 
  • Service excellence and service quality
  • Social media, emerging technologies and e-tourism
  • Human resources management and strategic leadership development
  • Innovation, creativity and change management
  • Economics and forecasting
  • Education and training
  • Financial and performance management
  • Emerging research methods and methodologies
  • other topics of contemporary significance in hospitality and tourism with a global focus

Who should attend?

  • Academics in tourism and hospitality fields
  • Tourism/hospitality researchers and industry consultants
  • Interregional organizations with interest in tourism and hospitality research
  • Tourism policy makers and national tourism organizations
  • Graduate students in tourism and hospitality
  • Administrators of tourism and hospitality management educational programmes
  • Tourism and hospitality industry executives and representatives of multinational firms
  • Financial institutions and tourism industry investors

Conference Chairs:

Summit Chairs

Abraham Pizam
Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, USA

Youcheng Wang
Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, USA

Co-organized by

Elsevier

Supported and hosted by

Rose College

Supporting Publications

Supporting Publication:Annals of Tourism Research

Supporting Publication: Journal of Destination Marketing & Management

Supporting Publication:International Journal of Hospitality Management

Supporting Publication:The Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Eduction

Supporting Publication:Tourism Management

Hospitality and Toursim Management