International Symposium

International Symposium

International Research Symposium 2021

The current situation presents many challenges for the celebration of professional meetings, but also opportunities to increase the interaction between researchers from different institutes and across borders. This year’s Research Symposium will not revolve around the presentation of peer-reviewed papers, but instead around establishing cooperations in international research leading to publishable and impactful co-authored work as a result of and after the event. 

The purpose of the Hotelschool The Hague research meetings is twofold: to bridge the gap between academic research and professional practice, and to support and enable researchers to turn their studies into high quality publications. The event will run from 1 March 2021 until 2 July 2021:

  • In March 2021, we will bring together international researchers who wish to initiate joint research with international colleagues related to the topic of ‘Business Resilience’, leading to co-authored studies by the end of the period (July 2021).
  • On 15-16 April 2021, Hotelschool The Hague will organise plenary debates around Business Resilience, and will invite those researchers who have started joint projects to present their preliminary findings. The objective of the conference is to provide researchers with actionable feedback.
  • In July 2021, Hotelschool The Hague will organise a publication outlet for the conference proceedings. However, authors are encouraged to submit their publication to their preferred journal.

We invite researchers to submit their proposals for studies in the following tracks:

  1. Crisis impact on hospitality and tourism;
  2. From labour shortages to furloughs: sustainable talent management;
  3. Turnaround management and business failure prevention;
  4. Coping with the crisis in small and family businesses;
  5. Countercyclical entrepreneurship;
  6. Recovery scenarios;
  7. Crisis and creativity: restart or re-invent?;
  8. Resilience and Sustainable Development as a way out of the crisis;
  9. Business Resilience and Disruptive Technology;
  10. Open track.



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Future of travel

Travel has come to a full stop, and it is hard to envision the path to re-opening. South-East Asia is ahead of Europe; what lessons can we learn from that experience about the role of security measures? Can this help us imagine how and when leisure travel may pick up in Europe? Prof. Brian King and Petra de Ruiter look at these questions in these two different geographical contexts.



Future of hospitality

Scenario planning provides a method to discuss future uncertainties and their possible outcomes. At several moments we have thought that there was light at the end of the tunnel, until a new development of the virus or other event changed our hopes. Tim Davis and Jeroen Oskam discuss the most likely scenarios out of the crisis.


Recovery in China

What will the re-start of the industry look like? Will we see changes in portfolios, and how will companies react strategically to changes in business travel and MICE? Prof. Dimitrios Buhalis and Bernardo Cabot discuss recent developments in China.


The future of the hositality profession

The crisis will probably change the way we work for years to come. Contactless transactions in hotels, home deliveries for restaurants, automatization and robotization… At the same time, when businesses re-open staff shortages may be even more problematic than before. How do prof. Tom Baum and Caro van Eekelen see the future of our profession.


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