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, October 3, 2014
SmartState Center Establishes Portuguese Connection
Dr. Hudson was in Lisbon Portugal this week establishing a relationship with the European University, part of the Laureate International Universities group. Pictured above is Dr. Hudson, shaking hands with Rector Tawfiq Rkibi, after signing a memorandum of understanding. “There are numerous ways that our institutions can work together,” said Dr. Hudson, “but we have already discussed engaging in collaborative research on golf tourism and accessible tourism. Golf tourism is critical to both South Carolina and Portugal, and we are both facing the challenges of serving an ageing traveling population.” Whilst he was visiting the European University, Dr. Hudson was invited by the Dean of Tourism & Hospitality, Antónia Correia, to deliver a lecture on golf tourism to students, faculty and industry practitioners. He is pictured below giving that seminar.