A team of researchers have received a $569,235 grant that will focus on travel and tourism education and research partnerships between Turkey and Armenia. "Research has shown that movement of citizens between the two countries as well as mutual financial investment in tourism infrastructure (e.g., hotels, attractions, etc.) can accelerate the process of peace and reduce conflict and crisis by increasing socio-cultural communications and exchange," said Lori Pennington-Gray, Associate Professor of Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management and Director of the Tourism Crisis Management Institute. This project proposes collaboration between academic institutions and the private sector that will train, educate and bring together resources which relate to sustainable regional tourism development. The partnership will be led by the University of Florida along with Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey, and Armenian State University of Economics, Armenia.
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|Target Groups:||Business, Business Executive, Foreign Governement, Higher Education|