The Department of Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism at Texas A&M University is committed to advancing knowledge and driving innovation in the industry through its robust research and extension efforts.
The department’s research initiatives focus on a wide range of topics that address the evolving needs and challenges of the hospitality, hotel management, and tourism sectors. Faculty members are engaged in cutting-edge research projects that explore areas such as sustainable tourism practices, emerging technologies, destination management, cultural heritage, wellness tourism, and event management. These research endeavors contribute to the development of best practices, industry standards, and practical solutions that can enhance the industry’s competitiveness and sustainability.
The department’s extension programs actively disseminate research findings, industry insights, and practical knowledge to professionals, practitioners, and community members. Through workshops, seminars, training programs, and partnerships with industry stakeholders, the department’s extension efforts empower individuals and organizations to apply research-based strategies and innovative approaches in their operations, thereby facilitating industry growth and economic development.
The Department of Hospitality, Hotel Management, and Tourism at Texas A&M is at the forefront of innovative research initiatives in the field. One of their primary focuses is on sustainable tourism practices, aiming to minimize the environmental impact of the industry while maximizing social and economic benefits. Researchers are exploring strategies to integrate sustainable practices into hotel operations, destination management, and tourist behavior. Another prominent research area is the application of emerging technologies in hospitality and tourism, such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and blockchain. Faculty members are investigating how these technologies can enhance customer experiences, optimize revenue management, and improve operational efficiency in hotels and tourist attractions. Additionally, the department is actively engaged in researching hospitality and tourism in the context of cultural heritage, wellness tourism, and event management, contributing to the development of best practices and industry standards. Through their research initiatives, the department is playing a vital role in shaping the future of the hospitality, hotel management, and tourism industries.
The AgriLife Extension program within the Department of Hospitality, Hotel Management, and Tourism at Texas A&M University serves as a valuable resource for industry professionals and the community at large. This extension program focuses on providing outreach, education, and research-based solutions to individuals and organizations within the agriculture, hospitality, hotel management, and tourism sectors. The AgriLife Extension program also conducts research projects to address critical issues in the industry and develop evidence-based solutions. By fostering strong partnerships between academia, industry, and community stakeholders, the program plays a crucial role in promoting the growth and sustainability of the agriculture, hospitality, hotel management, and tourism sectors in Texas and beyond.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension
Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the state’s premiere research agency in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences. Through Texas A&M AgriLife Research, we conduct hundreds of projects spanning many scientific disciplines to deliver life-sustaining and industry-changing impacts to citizens throughout Texas and around the world. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. With a vast network of 250 county Extension offices and some 900 professional educators, the expertise provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reaches into every Texas county to address local priority needs. We value people, programs and partnerships.