ICHRIE Research Reports

Linking academic knowledge with our industry stakeholders.

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Reflections on the First Annual ICHRIE Research Reports Competition

The first annual ICHRIE Research Report Competition, sponsored by DePaul University, was a success! We are so pleased with the level of excellence of the submitted manuscripts and the thoughtfulness of our reviewers. The submissions cover timely topics and provide practical insight for industry stakeholders.

Our award winners were recognized during the 2023 Annual ICHRIE Summer Global Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference provided the perfect opportunity to recognize the award recipients and spark continued excitement for the journal.

Congratulations to all of the 2023 ICHRIE Research Reports Competition participants and winners. All papers published in ICHRIE Research Reports, including the competition winners, are freely available to view and download.

First Place

Title: Robot Chef Adoption: The New Industry Strategy To Combat Labor

Authors: Jeffrey Pittman ll, Cindy Choi, and James J. Taylor, all from University of Mississippi

Second Place

Title: Level Up Eco-Friendly Hotel Stay: Guest Power Up and Save Energy with Gamification

Authors: Aili Wu, Juhee Kang, Wei Wei, and David J. Kwun, all from Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida

Third Place

Title: Virtual Reality Images as a Tool in Hotel Promotions: Is It Effective and Worth Investment?

Authors: Lisa Slevitch (Oklahoma State University), Tilanka Chandrasekera (Oklahoma State University), and Luis Mejia Puig (University of Florida)

Best Reviewer: Wangoo Lee, Temple University

May this event pave the way for more successful competitions in the future!


The journal’s leadership team is constantly exploring new avenues for journal development and promotion. We are partnering with the ICHRIE Federations to support the conference presenters by offering publication opportunities for their conference submissions.

ICHRIE Research Reports announces the opportunity for all Poster Session authors who presented at the 2023 Annual ICHRIE Summer Global Conference to publish their poster information in ICHRIE Research Reports. As each accepted poster proposal was reviewed and approved by the Scientific Committee, it automatically receives the additional option to publish in ICHRIE Research Reports. When submitting your article on the journal website, select CONFERENCE PROCEEDING as the category.


The purpose of the ICHRIE Research Reports is to generate a series of peer-reviewed research reports that are based on academic research findings that are targeted toward industry practitioners. ICHRIE Research Reports translate academic research findings into practical applications. All hospitality and tourism topics that match the purpose of the publication are welcome.

Submit today! You can view our submission guidelines on the journal’s webpage.


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