Two Business Professors Awarded 2009 Best Article Award by Journal of Travel Research

Two professors in the department of Hospitality and Tourism Management in the School of Business are named the recipients of the Journal of Travel Research – 2009 Best Article Award.

CofC business professors, Dr. Bing Pan and Dr. Wayne Smith, co-authored the paper with Dr. Robert Li from USC.  The title of the paper is “The Effect of Online Information Search on Image Development:  Insights from a Mixed Methods Study.”

“Dr. Pan and Dr. Smith are among the best researchers in the School of Business.  Their work has helped to establish a well-recognized body of research and a hospitality and tourism management program that is gaining global recognition.”

All three researchers will receive the Charles R. Goeldner Article of Excellence award, given by the Travel and Tourism Research Association at the annual conference to be held in San Antonio, TX, June 20 – 23.   See link for the complete published paper.

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