The 7th World Research Summit for Hospitality and Tourism


December 8-11, 2023

Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Orlando Florida, USA


We cordially invite you to attend the 7th World Research Summit for Hospitality and Tourism jointly organized by the Rosen College of Hospitality Management (RCHM) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Elsevier. 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.   

Summit Theme

The 7th World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality offers unique opportunities to unfold and embrace Resilience, Recovery, and Reshaping in hospitably 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.

Summit Topics

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;

Ø  Policy, planning, and corporate governance and management

Ø  Business analytics, models, and operational practice

Ø  Supply-chain management and distribution channels

Ø  Marketing, branding and reputation management

Ø  Consumer behavior, collaborative consumption, co-creation, decision making, experience and satisfaction

Ø  Product, service and experiential innovations

Ø  Sport tourism, festivals and events, lodging and MICE marketing and management

Ø  Competitiveness, sustainability and corporate social responsibility

Ø  Service excellence and service quality

Ø  Social media, emerging technologies and e-tourism

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

Ø  Business Intelligence and Digital Economies

Ø  Human resources management and strategic leadership development

Ø  Innovation, creativity and change management

Ø  Tourism Economics

Ø  Education and training

Ø  Financial and performance management, and forecasting

Ø  Emerging research methods and methodologies

Submission Guidelines

The 7h World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality invites researchers to submit original papers 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 papers should clearly state the background, introduction, purpose, theory (if utilized), methodology, results, conclusions, and theoretical and practical implications of the study using the guidelines provided in the online abstract submission system at

Please note that no exceptions will be made and submissions will be desk rejected if the abstracts are not submitted electronically and if the abstracts do not follow the template and submission guidelines.

Key Dates

Abstract submission deadline: June 16, 2023

Author & delegate registration deadline: September 18, 2023

Please note that notification of acceptance/rejection/revision will be given as we proceed with the reviews based on certain number of abstracts.

Registration Fees & Information

Please use this link for more information about the registration fees, procedures, deadlines, cancellations, etc.: For more information and further details about the summit, please visit the summit website at

We look forward to seeing you at the 7th World Research Summit for Hospitality and Tourism.

Conference Chair:

Prof. Youcheng Wang

Dean, William Peeper Destination Marketing Preeminent Chair Professor, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, USA


Conference Academic Program Co-Chairs:

Dr. Murat Kizildag

Associate Professor, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, USA

Dr. Xiaoxiao Fu

Associate Professor, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, USA