FT never rests in its efforts to strengthen its position as one of the key centres for research into tourism and hospitality in Asia. The Institute is dedicated to conducting research that is significant on a global scale and improves the work of these industries.
The Institute conducts high-quality research that builds on the body of knowledge available to the tourism and hospitality industries. It is work that influences accepted practices with a significant impact on academics and students alike. Crucially, the Institute’s research is relevant to the wider community.
IN 2016/17 IFT SERVED AS CONSULTANT TO:
– MACAO INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT FAIR
– MACAO GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE
– MACAU HOTEL ASSOCIATION
IFT has long appreciated the importance of research. The Institute gathers some of the best minds from around the world to do pioneering work on the matters of most concern to the hospitality and tourism industries. Testament to this is the growing body of literature produced by IFT researchers that has been published in the most respected academic journals.
Our commitment is to producing original research that is rigorous and its results meaningful. Our academics are free to decide what topics to study, and whether to study them theoretically or empirically.
The Institute offers an environment that sustains research. Building library resources, acquiring specialist equipment and information systems are part of the effort to create a leading centre for research.
The scope of research questions and the resources required to find answers requires collaboration, no matter where researchers may be. IFT believes firmly in international engagement which ranges from collaboration between individual academics to multidimensional cooperation among institutions. The aspiration of each research partnership we form is to achieve excellence and to make the greatest possible difference across the globe.
AMONG THE TOPICS OF OUR RESEARCH PUBLISHED IN 2016/17 WERE:
– National identity
– Service quality
– Casino tourism development
– Event tourism
– Destination branding
– Cultural heritage
– Carrying capacity management
– Corporate social responsibility
– Tourist loyalty
– Accessible tourism