5th World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality

13-16 December, 2019 | UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Orlando, Florida, USA

The 5th World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality provides an interactive, dynamic, and shared international platform for academics and practitioners to discuss how to enhance research applications and knowledge management through digital intelligence, connectivity and smart knowledge in a changing global economy.

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This Summit offers a great opportunity to unfold, strengthen and embrace digital connectivity 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 and smart way.

Summit theme and topics 

  • Policy, planning, and governance
  • Business analytics, models, and operational practice
  • Supply-chain management and distribution channels
  • Marketing, branding and reputation management
  • Consumer behavior, 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 Digital Economies
  • Human resources management and strategic leadership development
  • Innovation, creativity and change management
  • Tourism Economics
  • Crisis management, risk management, safety and security
  • Education and training
  • Corporate management
  • Financial and performance management, and forecasting
  • Emerging research methods and methodologies

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Supporting publications

Annals of Tourism Research

Journal of Destination Marketing & Management

International Journal of Hospitality Management

Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education - JoHLSTE

Tourism Management

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management