Monday, September 28, 2015

Dr. Cardenas to Keynote International Conference


Dr. Cardenas has been chosen to deliver the keynote address at the 5th annual International Congress on Competitive Development being held in Colombia, South America on October 7th-9th, 2015. Dr. Cardenas will discuss innovative approaches to sustainable tourism development, stakeholders and trust. Congratulations Dr. Cardenas on this honor!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Dr. Hudson chosen as featured speaker at African-American Tourism Conference

Don't miss Dr. Hudson's presentation on the current state of African-American tourism in South Carolina and the unique economic and cultural impact potential of future growth in this industry on the state. Dr. Hudson will present at this forum on September 26th, 2015 in beautiful Charleston, SC. To learn more and to register go to: .

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Center Welcomes Our Newest PhD Student: Jing Li

The SmartState Center is pleased to announce the arrival of our newest PhD student,  Jing Li. Jing's primary areas of interest are in destination branding and marketing, tourist behavior and social media. Prior to enrolling at USC, she received her B.S. degree in accounting and M.S. degree in tourism management from Shandong University, China. She previously worked as an intern in Dahua Tourism Consulting Company. She also worked in tourism planning of Lanzhou Geological Park and other rural tourism planning projects of the Shandong Province. During her free time, Jing likes swimming, playing badminton and traveling. Welcome Jing!