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Agrusa addresses tourism conferences across Asia
 

TIM professor Dr. Jerome Agrusa recently returned from a tour of Asia, where he made presentations in Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.

In Dan Yang, Korea, Agrusa presented the keynote address to TOSOK, “Festivals and events help with the growth of regional development” to the Tourism Sciences Society of Korea 56th TOSOK International Tourism Symposium and Conference.

 

At the 10th Annual Asia Pacific Tourism Association Conference in Nagasaki, Agrusa made a presentation on the economic benefits of the Honolulu Marathon. Many of the more than 250 people in the audience indicated their desire to come to Hawai‘i for future marathons.

At the International Workshop on Festival Tourism and Events in Hue, Vietnam, Agrusa made a presentation, “Festivals that center around culture and tradition: The community event of the Lafayette Mardi Gras.”

Agrusa served for seven years on the board of directors of the Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA), as membership coordinator worldwide, and he was recently was elected director of marketing and communication. He is a member of the board of directors for the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Hawai‘i Chapter, and holds various editorial positions with half-a-dozen tourism journals.

Agrusa received his tourism sciences degree, with a minor in planning, from Texas A&M University and his master’s degree in hospitality management from the University of Houston.

 

 

 

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