Award Date

5-2010

Degree Type

Professional Paper

Degree Name

Master of Science in Hotel Administration

Department

Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Mehmet Erdem, Chair

Number of Pages

31

Abstract

This research paper compared scenarios of convention and event industry between the US and China, and explored application prospect of event technology in China’s hospitality and tourism market. The study reviewed the landscape of event market in these two countries, examined performance of event software in the US, and figured out existing technology gap between the two markets. A typical application, www.certain.com was employed as sample of event software in testing tasks fit of the technology, and analyzing demand from end-users. The result indicated that there was a significant technology gap existing between event markets of the US and China. As a result, introducing appropriate event management knowledge and improved event technology from advanced region like the US will be potential trend for the development of China’s convention and event industry.

Keywords

Application prospect; China; Congresses and conventions – Planning; Convention industry; Event market; Event software; Gap; Meetings – Planning; Special events industry; Technology; Tourism; United States

Disciplines

Hospitality Administration and Management | Sales and Merchandising

Language

English


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