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7th World Research Summit for Hospitality and Tourism

8-11 December 2023 |  Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Orlando Florida, USA

World Research Summit for Hospitality and Tourism

Resilience, Recovery, and Reshaping

We are very excited to bring you back to the World Research Summit, face to face, to the beautiful UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management in the Sunshine State of Florida!

The World Research Summit provides an interactive, dynamic, and shared international conference platform for global academics and practitioners to discuss how to enhance research applications and knowledge management through resilience, adaptability, digital intelligence, innovation, and smart knowledge in shifting economies of scale.

Join the Conversation: #WRSTH2023opens in new tab/window

We are still open for poster submissions!opens in new tab/window

This summit also offers unique opportunities to unfold and embrace Resilience, Recovery, and Reshaping in the hospitality and tourism industry 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 in an intelligent, innovative and digital way.

Please join us to be a part of this dynamic international platform where the most recent, state-of-the-art, academic research applications of changing global economy will be shared and discussed. The Summit intends to showcase all aspects and the broadest range of the hospitality and tourism research and welcomes abstracts from various areas.

The main theme of the summit is centered around;

Stakeholder recovery (economic, social, physical, psychological, etc.), resilience building, and reshaping efforts in decision making, technology and innovation, sustainability, marketing, education and pedagogy, risk adaptability, future managerial strategies, and industry performance in the hospitality and tourism industry.

But also includes a wide spectrum of topics of interests:

  • Policy, planning, and corporate governance and management

  • Business analytics, models, and operational practice

  • Supply-chain management and distribution channels

  • Marketing, branding and reputation management

  • Consumer behaviour, collaborative consumption, co-creation, decision making, experience and satisfaction

  • Product, service and experiential innovations

  • 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

  • Smart cities, mobile technologies, machine learning, big-data analytics

  • Business Intelligence and Digital Economies

  • Human resources management and strategic leadership development

  • Innovation, creativity and change management

  • Tourism Economics

  • Education and training

  • Financial and performance management, and forecasting

  • Emerging research methods and methodologies

We invite researchers to submit original posters that employ conceptual, empirical, and theoretical approaches that provide new insights for theory and practice related to summit topics above. Submitted manuscripts must be original and not published previously or not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

All submissions will undergo a double-blind review process by the Summit’s Scientific Committee.

All submitted posters should clearly state the background, introduction, purpose, theory (if utilized), methodology, results, conclusions, and theoretical and practical implications of the study using the template provided in the online abstract submission system.

Please submit posters using the online abstract submission systemopens in new tab/window.

Organised By

This conference is organised by Elsevier and UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Managementopens in new tab/window



  • Abstract submission deadline – closed

  • Poster submission deadline – 13 November 2023

Supporting Publications

Journal of Destination Marketing & Management

International Journal of Hospitality Management

Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management