The Richardson Family SmartState Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development was established in 2010 with a specific goal to encourage research directly applicable to tourism in South Carolina.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Spotlight - Dr. Fang Meng
After completing the research
project on Pee Dee’s tourism development, Dr. Fang Meng continued working with
the Center’s team on a feasibility study of an international horse park in
Aiken, South Carolina in Spring 2012. Dr. Meng presented a research paper based
on the Pee Dee’s project findings on the Travel and Tourism Research
Association (TTRA) conference in June 2012, in which she and co-author Dr.
Simon Hudson won the Best Paper Award. She also presented another research
paper in Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) conference in Taiwan in the summer.
Dr. Meng is planning on an empirical research on Chinese tourist shopping
behavior, and working with the Center’s colleagues in exploring the possibility
of a research project on promoting South Carolina to attract the Chinese