Bing Pan is an associate professor of commercial recreation and tourism. His research involves looking at big data in recreation and tourism, using information technologies, and gauging online and consumer behavior in the tourism industry. With more than 15 years of research experience with tourism organizations and national parks, he has worked on projects on data analytics, visitor intercept survey, agent-based simulations, economic impact analysis, market research, and ROI analysis. Some of his other academic research interests include e-commerce, destination marketing, agent-based simulations, and well-being and tourism.
from Business Insider June 14, 2018
"So what’s driving the latest trends in U.S. tourism – and what does that mean for the nation’s image on the global stage? Many elements played a part in the lackluster performance of the US international tourism industry in the past two years. Ample evidence shows that the Trump administration contributed to this. It's hard to quantify the exact amount, but it's likely less significant than many people think."
from Quartz June 14, 2018
"I am a researcher who studies tourism. Many factors impact the volumes of travel between countries, including travelers' income levels, exchange rates, diplomatic relations and hospitality infrastructure. Even the release of a movie can affect the volume of tourists."