Faculty Research

Hospitality & Tourism Management

Hospitality and Tourism Management faculty actively shape the fields through impactful research. Check out their latest research.


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  • 2023

    Litvin, S.W., Wilkie, J., Lindner, C. and Patience, M. (2023 Acceptance). “Experiential Learning and Hospitality Research for the Public Good: A Study of DUI and the F&B Industry.” Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism.

    Litvin, S.W. (2023 Acceptance). “Hotel Heavy Users and Satisfaction: A Surprising Relationship.” Journal of Hospitality and Tourism.

    Litvin, S.W. (2023). “Length of Stay and a Hotel’s Fixed Costs: A Commentary” [peer-reviewed commentary]. Annals of Tourism Research. 98, 103521.

    Lee, S. & Kim, Y. H. (2023). A study of student’s behavior at collegiate sport events: The AiES (Attachment, Interaction, Emotion, and Satisfaction) model. Journal of Sport & Tourism (In-Press).

    Kim, Y. H. & Barber, N. (2023). Using multi-year data to develop a richer marketing strategy for art festivals. Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism (Accepted).

    Kim, Y. H. (2023). Sustainability in knowledge, education, and industry: A case of a hospitality and tourism program. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education (Accepted).

    Kokkhangplu, A., Kim, Y. H., & Kaewnuch, K. (2023). An instrument development to measure Community-Based Tourism (CBT) factors influencing resident’s Quality of Life (QOL). An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research (Accepted).

    Kim, Y. H., Demirer, I., Josiam, B., & Gultek, M. (2023). Student’s career expectation in the hospitality and tourism industry: An examination of Student’s MACE (Motivation, Attitude, and Career Expectation) Model. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education (Accepted).

  • 2022

    Litvin, S., & Guttentag, D. (in press). There is no place like home for the holidays: Who travels in the midst of a deadly pandemic?. Journal of Travel Research.

    Griffin, T., Guttentag, D., Lee, S. H. (M.), Giberson, J., & Dimanche, F. (2022). Is VR always better for destination marketing? Comparing different media and styles. Journal of Vacation Marketing. Published online 10 February 2022.

    Guttentag, D., Scott, B. C., Pitts, R. E., & Smith, W. W. (2022). ‘Southern hospitality’ in Charleston, South Carolina: The diverse meanings of a regional form of hospitality in a growing tourism destination. Tourism Recreation Research. Published online 20 March 2022.

    Litvin, S., Guttentag, D., & Smith, W. (2022). Political attitudes and Plog’s travel personality model. International Journal of Tourism Research, 24(1), 181-184.

    Litvin, S., Guttentag, D., & Smith, W. (in press). Who should you market to in a crisis? Examining Plog’s model during the Covid-19 pandemic. Journal of Travel Research.

  • 2021

    Brizek, M. G., Frash, R. E., McLeod, B. M., & Patience, M. O. (2021). Independent restaurant operator perspectives in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Hospitality Management93, 102766. *ABDC Rank: “A+”

    Brown, C.B., McLeod, B., & Erlingsson, T. (2021). Study abroad Iceland: An hospitality and tourism learning experience. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/10963758.2020.1868313

    Litvin, S.W., Guttentag, D. and Smith, W.W. (2021 Acceptance). “Political Attitudes and Plog’s Travel Personality Model.” International Journal of Tourism Research. http://doi.org/10.1002/jtr.2484. (Paper accepted 7/09/2021, available online and awaiting publication).

    Litvin, S.W., Guttentag, D. and Smith, W.W. (2021 Acceptance). “Who Should you Market to in a Crisis? Examining Plog’s Model during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Journal of Travel Research. 00472875211018502. (Paper accepted 4/08/2021, available online and awaiting publication.)

    Litvin, S.W. and Smith, W.W. (2021 Acceptance). “International Travel and Coronavirus: A Very Early USA-Based Study.” International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration. (Paper accepted 01/04/2021 and awaiting publication.)

    Litvin, S.W. and Powell, E. (2021 Acceptance). “Festival Attendees: A Motivation and Performance Analysis of a Young Adult Literature Festival.” Events Management. (Paper accepted 1/18/2021 and awaiting publication.)

    Pan, B., Smith, W.W., Litvin, S.W., Yuan Y., and Woodside, A. (2021 Acceptance). “Ethnic Bias and Design Factors Impact Response Rates of Online Travel Surveys.” Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/21639159.2020.1808827 (Paper accepted 2021 and awaiting publication.)

    Litvin, S.W. and Smith, W.W. (2021). “International Travel and Political Views.” International Journal of Tourism Research. Vol. 23 (1): 106-109.

  • 2020

    Alrawadieh, Z., Guttentag, D., Cifci, M.A., & Cetin, G. (2020). Budget and midrange hotel managers’ perceptions of and responses to Airbnb: Evidence from Istanbul. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 32(2), 588-604.

    Dubois, L.-E., Gibbs, C., Griffin, T., & Guttentag, D. (2020). The impact of video games on destination image. Current Issues in Tourism. Published online 15 February 2020.

    Griffin, T., & Guttentag, D. (2020). Identifying active resident hosts of VFR visitors. International Journal of Tourism Research, 22(5), 627-636.

    Guttentag, D., & Smith, S. L. (2020). The diffusion of Airbnb: A comparative look at earlier adopters, later adopters, and non-adopters. Current Issues in Tourism, Published online 25 June 2020.

    Litvin, S.W. (2020 Acceptance). “Accommodation Employment Growth and Volatility: Welcome Aboard for a Rocky Ride.” Tourism Economics. (Paper accepted 6/6/2020 and awaiting publication.) DOI )

    Litvin, S.W., Lindner, C. and Wilkie, J. (2020). “NCAA Realignment: Impact Upon University ‘Olympic’ Sports.  The Sports Journal, January 24, available at: http://thesportjournal.org/article/ncaa-realignment-impact-upon-university-Olympic-sports/.

    Litvin, S.W. (2020). “Tourism and Peace: A Review and Commentary.” Tourism Review International. 23 (3-4): 173-181.

    Wyman, D., Morthorpe, C., & McLeod, B. (2020). Airbnb and VRBO: the impact of short-term tourist rentals on residential property pricing. Current Issues in Tourism. https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2019.1711027

  • 2019

    Bartkus, K.R. and Litvin, S.W. (2019 Acceptance). “The Titles Used to Identify Administrative Units in Tourism: The Case of Governmental Entities in the United States. Tourism Review International. 23 (1-2): 79-86.

    Clement, J.C. (2019). Event Management Practicum Development Workshop: Flipping the Production,
    Flipping the Event, 38th Annual International Society of Travel & Tourism Educators Conference,
    October, 2019.

    Guttentag, D. (2019). Progress on Airbnb: A literature review. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, 10(4), 814-844.

    Guttentag, D. (2019). Transformative experiences via Airbnb: Is it the guests or the host communities that will be transformed?. The Journal of Tourism Futures, 5(2), 179-184. 

    Litvin, S.W., Smith, W.W. and McEwen, W.R. (2019 acceptance). “Not in my Backyard: Personal Politics and Resident Attitudes Towards Tourism.” Journal of Travel Research. 59 (4): 674-685.

    Litvin, S.W. and Smith, W.W. (2019). “Tourism Policy and Political Tribalism.” Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events. Vol. 12 (2): 1-5.

    Litvin, S.W. (2019). “Hofstede, Cultural Differences, and TripAdvisor Hotel Reviews.” International Journal of Tourism Research. Vol. 21 (5): 712-717.

    Ranson, P, & Guttentag, D. (2019). “Please tidy up before leaving”: Nudging desirable behavior amongst Airbnb guests. International Journal of Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality Research, 13(4), 524-530.