Award Date

8-2010

Degree Type

Professional Paper

Degree Name

Master of Science in Hotel Administration

Department

Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Curtis Love, Chair

Number of Pages

44

Abstract

The meeting and exhibition industry is commonly referred to the MICE industry because it pertains to meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions. Ancient eastern and medieval European countries were familiar with the practice of conducting meetings centuries ago. However, those meetings were most commonly designed to address the aftermath of war. During the seventeenth century, the Peace of Westphalia, a series of treaties, concluded the Thirty Years War and created a precedent that through large-scale meeting; significantly international problems among countries could be resolved. Until the early nineteenth century, international meetings between countries were popular. The scopes and topics of discussion also expanded. Eventually, such meetings became a normal component of international relations (Dai, 2007).

Keywords

Congresses and conventions; Exhibitions; Hospitality industry; International relations; Meetings; Taiwan

Disciplines

Hospitality Administration and Management

Language

English


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