The tourism and hospitality industry plays an important role in the world economy and significantly contributes to the global employment market. IIF has established a Tourism and Hospitality Section (THS) to enhance the impact of tourism and hospitality forecasting in academia and industries globally. The THS is a community composed of academics and practitioners interested in various aspects of tourism and hospitality forecasting.

THS will organize special sessions at ISF 2021 to build a platform for tourism and hospitality forecasters to present their latest research to a global audience and to inspire research ideas and collaborations by discussions with researchers from different disciplines. THS is more than happy to host early career researchers and PhD students who represent the next-generation of forecasters by attending and presenting their studies.

THS welcomes researchers and practitioners from across the world to work together on tourism and hospitality forecasting.

THS committee

Chair: Doris Chenguang Wu Sun Yet-Sen University, China
Vice Chair: Andrea Saayman North-West University, South Africa
Vice Chair: Ulrich Gunter Modul University Vienna, Austria
Secretary: Anyu Liu University of Surrey, United Kingdom

THS Events

Webinar: Tourism and Hospitality Forecasting in Turbulent Times May 5, 2021
Available on YouTube

Co-organized by Tourism and Hospitality Section, International Institute of Forecasters, Centre for Competitiveness of the Visitor Economy, University of Surrey

Doris Chenguang Wu, Professor, Tourism and Health Management Department, Business School, Sun Yat-sen University
Gang Li, Professor, Tourism Economics and Director of the Research Centre for Competitiveness of the Visitor Economy (COVE) at the University of Surrey