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The 7th World Research Summit for Hospitality and Tourism will take place at Rosen College of Hospitality Management – A center of excellence in hospitality research and education.

Hotel Exterior. Rosen Shingle Creek®

Rosen College of Hospitality Management(opens in new tab/window) opens in new tab/window is one of the twelve colleges of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the second largest university in the U.S.A. and is located in Orlando, Florida. The College is the largest hospitality/tourism college in the U.S.A. with over 3,600 students  studying a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs ranging from Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Hospitality Management, Foodservice and Restaurant Management, Event Management, Golf and Club Management, Entertainment Management, to Master of Science (M.S.) in Hospitality and Tourism and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Hospitality Management.

The College consists of 70 full-time and 40 part-time faculty members who represent an eclectic range of scholarly and practical expertise in the hospitality and tourism industry, including leadership, strategic management, customer service management and delivery, human resource management, technology and financial management theme parks and attractions management, destination marketing and management, etc. The College has been consistently ranked one of the top programs in research productivity and scholarly activities in the world by peer-reviewed professional publications as well as academic and industry peers. The Rosen College is located in the tourism corridor of Orlando, Florida and the entire facility is a resort like setting which contains many different aspects of amenities for various academic purposes.

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Orlando Florida – The World #1 Destination and the International Gateway City

The Rosen College is located in Orlando, Florida which is the number one tourist destination in the world.  Each year, Orlando and Central Florida are visited by more than 66 million domestic and international tourists who come for leisure and business purposes, visit more than 75 theme parks and attractions including the four largest theme parks in the world, stay in one of the 120,000+ hotel rooms, eat in several of the 5,000 restaurants, and do business in the second largest convention center in the U.S.A. This provides the largest living laboratory for hospitality and tourism research in the world. By taking advantage of this environment, the conference organizers intend to integrate a new model of learning and networking for Summit attendees by providing an enjoyable and inspiring conference atmosphere and an interactive learning environment.  Furthermore, the numerous attractions and events within the vicinity area, the all year round pleasant weather, close proximity to Orlando International Airport (MCO), the multiple evening dining and entertainment opportunities in the local area such as International Drive make the Rosen College the perfect setting for intellectual stimulation and social networking.

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