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Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) has announced leadership changes in a flagship department: As of July 1st, Dr. Xiang (Robert) Li is chair of the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management.

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Detailed survey from Temple faculty members outlines what consumer expectations could be for the hospitality and tourism industries following COVID-19 pandemic

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, experts have assumed that recovery for the tourism industry would be a long and arduous process. However, thanks to a new Covid19Tourism Index created by STHM faculty member Yang Yang, the road to recovery might now be a bit more clear.

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COVID-19 has affected just about every industry but few more so than the tourism sector. According to new research from assistant professor Yang Yang, vouchers could be the key to that industry’s recovery.

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In China, tourism is big business. This year, it was set to become even bigger, but that could now be in flux.

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Forty-five million tourists visited Philadelphia in 2018 as city tourism grew for the ninth-consecutive year. Xiang (Robert) Li, professor in Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, offers his take on why so many folks are now seeking out the city.

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Nearly 180 tourism experts discussed the opportunities and challenges of U.S.-China travel amid rising trade tensions during the 2019 China Tourism Forum.

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Professor Xiang (Robert) Li joined global tourism leaders to discuss the changing Chinese tourist market at World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit

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