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January 7 - 9, 2016 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | USA

Thank You

The School of Tourism & Hospitality Management at Temple University was honored to host the 21st Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism. Thanks to all the attendees, sponsors and speakers for making the conference a success!

Relive the 2016 Graduate Conference by downloading the Conference Proceedings and viewing the photo slideshow below.

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BRAND USA: MARKETING THE USA | Chris Thompson, President & CEO, Brand USA

View Chris Thompson’s presentation titled “Brand USA: Marketing the USA”, which was given at the keynote luncheon of the 21st Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism:


The 21st Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism

The School of Tourism & Hospitality Management at Temple University is pleased to host the 21st Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism.

January 7-9, 2016
The DoubleTree Hotel | Philadelphia

The conference aims to create opportunities for graduate program administrators, graduate faculty members, and graduate and undergraduate students to explore contemporary and future educational and research issues in hospitality and tourism graduate programs. Additionally, the conference allows attendees to exchange ideas and information on graduate student research in hospitality and tourism, serving as a unique forum for networking opportunities for graduate students and faculty.

We are pleased to welcome you to Philadelphia and look forward to hosting you! If you have not already done so, please make your reservations at the hotel. Attendees can register for the conference by clicking here.

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General questions regarding the Graduate Conference can be directed to: 21stgrad@temple.edu.


Announcements

The following events have been removed from the conference schedule:

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Concurrent I – 9 Travel & Tourism (12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., Maestro-B)
355. The impact of cultural heritage tourism on tourist well-being
Jeongyong Jew and Muzaffer Uysal, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Friday, January 8, 2016
Concurrent III – 3 Finance & Economics (8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Aria-B)
419. Impacts of the climate determinant on tourism demand of Jeju Island: China, Japan, Korea, East-South Asia tourist
Seungmin Nam and Hong-Chul Shin, Kyunghee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Poster C Human Resources (10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m., Ormandy Ballroom)
550. The construction of a professional competency framework for hotel training managers in China
Yu Ma, Si He and Fang Liu, Hunan Normal University

Saturday, January 9, 2016
Concurrent VI – 9 Travel & Tourism (8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Maestro-B)
326. Regulating emotions during a vacation: From sad to happy to happier
Jie Gao and Deborah Kerstetter, Pennsylvania State University


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Conference Chair: Elizabeth H. Barber, PhD, CHE

Associate Professor & Associate Dean, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management | Temple University
1810 N. 13th Street
Speakman Hall 111
Philadelphia, PA 19122
email: betsyb@temple.edu
phone: 215-204-8701 | fax: 215-204-8705

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Program Chair: Michael (Chihyung) Ok, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management | Temple University
1810 N. 13th Street
Speakman Hall 361
Philadelphia, PA 19122
email: cok@temple.edu
phone: 215-204-0361| fax: 215-204-8705

Keynote Speakers

Chris Thompson

Friday, January 8 – Lunch General Session

CHRISTOPHER L. THOMPSON

President and CEO
Brand USA

Christopher L. Thompson is president and CEO of Brand USA, the nation’s public-private partnership dedicated to increasing international visitation to the United States through marketing and promotional efforts. In this role, Chris is responsible for accelerating the organization’s efforts to build and execute effective marketing strategies to increase U.S. travel exports, create jobs, strengthen the economy, and help enhance the image of the United States with people all over the world.

 

Duane Vinson

Friday, January 8 – Awards Dinner Banquet

DUANE VINSON

Vice President and Assistant Director
STR SHARE Center

Mr. Duane Vinson is a Vice President and the Assistant Director of the STR SHARE Center (Supporting Hotelrelated Academic Research & Education), a program that in cooperation with EI (American Hotel & Lodging Association Education Institute) and ICHRIE (International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education), works with hospitality and tourism schools around the world to provide thorough and timely data for academic research and to provide comprehensive and relevant training materials for the classroom.

 

Jack Ferguson

Thursday, January 7 – Welcome General Session

JACK FERGUSON

President and CEO
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

As the President & CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), Jack Ferguson has more than four decades of experience in the hospitality business and is known for his energized, can-do leadership style. Ferguson’s vision is centered on three areas – enhancing the customer experience, maximizing global marketing communications through technology and educating the Philadelphia region’s workforce.


General questions regarding the Graduate Conference can be directed to: 21stgrad@temple.edu.