Dean Thomas Bingham served on a panel to discuss "Innovation in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry" during the opening general session of the 16th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students’ Research in Tourism, held from June 22 to June 24 in 2017 in Daegu, South Korea. Graduate students, industry professionals, and academics gathered to consider directions to innovative, convergent, and valuable tourism development, and to discuss related research agendas and practical implications. Other panelists included Dean Kaye Chon of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Dr. Younghoon Kim of the University of North Texas.


During the closing ceremony, Dean Bingham also made an announcement that the 17th Pacific Forum for Graduate Students’ Research in Tourism will be held from May 16 to May 18 in 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii.