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Covid-19 Response


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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In these challenging times, tourism sites are demonstrating that the use of technology such as virtual reality is one of the best ways to stay in touch with potential clients.

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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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Faculty in the News

Dark days for travel and hospitality, but there are reasons to be hopeful
    Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio, Lu Lu | December 1, 2020

Hotels on demand: Operators are selling ‘subscriptions’ to lure back visitors
    Karen Gilchrest, CNBC, Ceridwyn King | October 16, 2020

Planes flying, people traveling. China is recovering, but how?
    Robert Silk, Travel Weekly, Xiang (Robert) Li | October 13, 2020

It looks really bad for the airline industry. Has flying been changed forever?
    KYW Newsradio, Benjamin Altschuler | October 3, 2020

In a Covid-19 world, what's next for deluxe, all-you-can-eat buffets?
    Todd Leopold, CNN, Lu Lu | September 24, 2020

Big Ten Football Ready to Return Amid Coronavirus
    NBC 10, John Allgood | September 16, 2020

This Is How 2020 Became A Lost Year For Travel
    Christopher Elliott, Forbes, Yang Yang | August 28, 2020

Robots, more supervisors could be part of the tourism industry's 'new normal,' says Temple professor
    Charlotte Reese, KYW Newsradio, Lindsey Lee | August 24, 2020

A virtual DNC means Milwaukee loses revenue — and more
    Erika Beras, Marketplace, Wesley Roehl | August 17, 2020

State College’s hospitality, souvenir businesses take first sack of missing Big Ten fall sports season
    Charles Thompson, Penn Live, Jeremy Jordan | August 12, 2020

How far will airlines go to get you to fly during the coronavirus pandemic?
    Charlotte Reese, KYW Newsradio, Laurie Wu | August 7, 2020

Charisse McGill is finding her sweet spot in the midst of a pandemic
    Molly Given, Philly Metro, Charisse McGill | July 17, 2020

Temple’s Sports Business Master’s Program Gives a Sports Media Pro Unique Perspective
    Front Office Sports | July 16, 2020

Temple’s SBDC launches two new resource centers to help small businesses thrive past the pandemic
    Paige Gross, Philly | July 6, 2020

[Video] Coronavirus Impact
    PCN, Lu Lu | June 29, 2020

Virus upends tourism marketing, sparks idea of ‘safecations’
    Holly Ramer, AP News, Xiang (Robert) Li | June 24, 2020

Temple University poll finds half want to wait a bit to travel post-pandemic
    Kim Glovas, KYW Newsradio, Laurie Wu | June 23, 2020

COVID-19 leaves the future of buffet dining in doubt
    Kim Glovas, KYW Newsradio, Lu Lu | June 21, 2020

People Itching for Dining, Travel, Temple Survey Shows
    NBC 10, Lu Lu | June 20, 2020

Ready To Travel Again? What You Need To Know About Tourism's Grand Opening
    Christopher Elliott, Forbes, Lu Lu, Xiang (Robert) Li | June 20, 2020

MRM Research Roundup: Mid-June 2020 Edition
    MRM Staff, Modern Restaurant Management, Lu Lu, Xiang (Robert) Li | June 18, 2020

What Travel Insurance Does Not Cover After The Pandemic
    Christopher Elliott, Forbes, Xiang (Robert) Li | June 7, 2020

Rebuilding America: Asheville area tourism comeback might take years but upswing begins immediately
    John Boyle, Asheville Citizen Times, Xiang (Robert) Li | May 28, 2020

Restaurants face massive challenges during COVID-19. They'll be different after it's over.
    KYW Newsradio, Ceridwyn King | May 27, 2020

Will you be able to go on vacation this summer?
    Jack Stewart, Marketplace, Michael Sheridan | May 25, 2020
    Andrew Seligman, Jay Cohen, AP News, Amy Giddings | May 24, 2020

In the age of coronavirus, we’re finding out just how much sports matters
    Mike Sielski, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jeremy Jordan | May 22, 2020

Disney, Universal may require masks, but will tourists comply and how can it be enforced?
    Gabrielle Russon, Orlando Sentinel, Xiang (Robert) Li | May 21, 2020

Minor Leage Baseball is in Crisis
    Robert Sanchez, Sports Illustrated, John Allgood | May 19, 2020

Will the tourism industry ever be "normal" again after the coronavirus pandemic?
    Charlotte Reese, KYW Newsradio, Yang Yang | May 1, 2020

After coronavirus: What your next cruise may look like
    Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Time, Xiang (Robert) Li | April 30, 2020

Coronavirus will reshape your next trip, for better or worse. Here's what to expect.
    Christopher Elliott, USA Today, Xiang (Robert) Li, Michael Sheridan | April 24, 2020

Shakeout and Takeout Usher in New Realities for Full-service Chains
    Peter Romeo, Restaurant Business Online, Lu Lu | April 20, 2020

These Inspiring Videos Will Make You Want to Travel Again
    Christopher Elliot, Forbes, Xiang (Robert) Li | April 15, 2020

Coronavirus: When will tourism return to normal? Recovery could be sluggish, painful
    John Boyle, Asheville Citizen Times, Xiang (Robert) Li | April 14, 2020

States Hit Hardest by COVID-19’s Impact on Tourism
    Adam McCann, WalletHub, Ceridwyn King | April 14, 2020

The future of youth sports: Will less become more?
    Ed Condran, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wa, Amy Giddings | April 10, 2020

More Restaurant Chains Let Workers Wear Masks
    Jonathan Maze, Restaurant Business, Ceridwyn King | April 8, 2020

Philadelphia Asian and Chinese groups donate personal protective equipment to Temple University Hospital
    Dylan Coyle, Temple Now, Xiang (Robert) Li | April 7, 2020

Penn State football holds a local economy on its shoulders. What happens if the season never comes?
    Aaron Kasinitz, Penn Live, Jeremy Jordan | April 7, 2020

How do you engage your audience when it’s no longer in front of you
    Steve Orbanek, Fox School of Business, Thilo Kunkel | April 6, 2020

Temple University hosting virtual 'Connect & Converse' conference
    Donna Rovins, The Pottstown Mercury, Chris Cleaver | March 31, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic and tourism: Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium modeling of infectious disease outbreak
    Yang Yang, Annals of Tourism Research, Hongru Zhang, Xiang Chen | March 26, 2020

Big Ten Network Invites TV Viewers To Pick Games They Want To Watch
    Michael McCarthy, Front Office Sports, Joseph Mahan | March 25, 2020

Marketing during a crisis: Back off but don't disappear
    Johanna Jainchill, Travel Weekly, Xiang (Robert) Li | March 23, 2020

Philly offices may never be the same again as the coronavirus pandemic boosts technology disruption
    Christian Hetrick, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Xiang (Robert) Li | March 22, 2020

Sports Biz: Staying engaged with fans, sponsors, other stakeholders
    John Allgood, The Journal Record, Oklahoma City, OK | March 17, 2020

Now What? Questions linger as Thunder execs look for ways to keep fans engaged
    Chip Minty, The Journal Record, Oklahoma City, OK, John Allgood | March 13, 2020

Planning your summer vacation amid coronavirus fears
    Chris Elliott, The Washington Post, Xiang (Robert) Li | March 12, 2020

Expert says coronavirus concerns could have major impact on travel and tourism, global economy
    Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio, Xiang (Robert) Li | March 7, 2020

How the coronavirus will affect tourism in Asia
    Jensen Toussaint, Al Dia News, Xiang (Robert) Li | February 26, 2020

Past Events

How To “Recover” Tourism Research’s Relevance After COVID-19
COVID-19 Impacts on the Tourism Economies Around the World
The Future of Tourism Research in a Post-Pandemic World
COVID-19 & the Tourism/Hospitality Industry Realtime Series: Session 4
COVID-19 & the Tourism/Hospitality Industry Realtime Series: Session 3
COVID-19 & the Tourism/Hospitality Industry Realtime Series: Session 2
How to Communicate with Sports Fans and Stakeholders During the Pandemic