Skip to main content
A World Ranking of the Top 100 Hospitality and Tourism Programs
Rosen Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works
  • Denver E. Severt, University of Central Florida
  • Dana V. Tesone, University of Central Florida
  • Tim Bottorff, University of Central Florida
  • Monica L. Carpenter
  • universities, hospitality journals, tourism journals, publications
The article provides an analysis of scholarly contributions to 11 hospitality and tourism refereed journals for the years 2002 to 2006. It presents the top 100 programs as ranked by instances of publications across 11 journals for a recent 5-year period. For the 5-year period, results indicate The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the top position based on sums of instances, authors, and articles. Second, the researchers updated, modified, and extended a previous study published by the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research for similar information for the years 1992 to 2001. Following the update, an additional 15-year aggregate snapshot of research output for top producing institutions provided a top 18 over the last 15-year period. Next, researchers provide an updated analysis by contribution and world region among the specific journals with results indicating a large growth in the number of articles produced in Asia going from 6% of all publications over the earlier 10-year period from 1992 through 2001 to nearly 15% of published articles over the past 5-year period from 2002 through 2006. The article concludes with suggestions for the extension of similar studies and provides implications for hospitality and tourism educators.
Publication Date
Number of Pages
Document Type
Source Title
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research
Publication Version
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Citation Information

Severt, D., Tesone, D., Bottorff, T., & Carpenter, M. (2009). A world ranking of the top 100 hospitality and tourism programs. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, 33(4), 451-470.