Purdue Tourism & Hospitality Research Center

The faculty and students in Purdue Tourism and Hospitality Research Center aspire to improve the wellbeing of communities and the quality of life for individuals through tourism and hospitality experiences. We learn, discover, and engage by conducting innovative and critical studies in the following areas.

  • Resilience, mindfulness, and performance - Dr. Sandra Sydnor.
  • Human performance in hospitality business and tourism communities – Dr. Annmarie Nicely.
  • Tourism experience design and marketing. Experience, wellness, and technology – Dr. Xinran Lehto.
  • Tourism data analytics, visitor economic behavior, and destination economic impact – Dr. Joseph Ismail.
  • Sustainable tourism and responsible travel – Dr. Jonathon Day.
  • Community branding, rural tourism, and hospitality principles – Dr. Liping Cai.

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