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Purdue Tourism & Hospitality Research Center

Tourism is the world's largest industry and has the potential to provide economic, cultural and environment benefits for people from all over the world. The Purdue Tourism & Hospitality Research Center has been established to provide world-class tourism research for destinations and their communities, the tourism and hospitality industry.

Our center is committed to the following guiding principles as we pursue our mission to be the leading research center for Tourism and Hospitality Research.

  • Active Engagement
    The center serves communities, tourism organizations and businesses with practical, up to date expertise and skills. Our research and planning projects for industry assist destinations to maximize the potential of tourism and organizations to improve their performance. The center also delivers professional development for tourism professionals.
  • Creative Discovery
    The center supports advancing the discipline of tourism and hospitality through research.
  • Experiential Learning and Student Opportunities
    The center provides hands-on research opportunities for tourism and hospitality students to develop their life-long learning skills and real world experience for students preparing to join the industry.