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.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Tourism Intelligence in Action
Dr. Hudson ran into well-known tourism guru, Jafar Jafari, last week in Lisbon. Jafar, founder of Annals of Tourism Research, is very much involved in creating a new international organization fully dedicated to knowledge transfer in tourism: Tourism Intelligence Forum (t-FORUM). The group has announced its inaugural conference. Called the t-FORUM 2015 Global Conference: Tourism Intelligence in Action, the conference is to be held in Naples, Italy, from 4 to 7 May 2015. Dr. Hudson plans to attend the event, since the focus of the conference is on knowledge transfer; linking and engaging destinations and tourism businesses with research and education institutions – exactly what the Smartstate Center for Tourism does in South Carolina.