Dr. Nichole HugoAssociate Professor Hospitality and Tourism, Graduate Coordinator of Sustainability Office: 3625 - Lumpkin Hall
Office Hours for Fall 2023:
M/W 11:50a-12:50p; T (Virtual) 11:45a-1:45p
Education & Training
Doctor of Philosophy, Community Resources and Development
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ August 2014
· Dissertation- Perceptions of International Tourism Destinations (Botswana, Malaysia and Nicaragua)
Master of Science, Tourism and Recreation Management
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ December 2009
· Thesis- Poverty Alleviation through Tourism Development: A Comparison Study of Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Bachelor of Science, Tourism Development and Management
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ August 2008
· Convention Sales and Meeting Planning Certification
International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) Conference July 2019, New Orleans, LA Special Interest Group Presentation- Dark Tourism: Recovery in the Caribbean Islands July 2018, Palm Springs, CA Symposium Presentation- In the Class: Ways to Improve Unique Outreach and Sustainability Central Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE) Conference March 2019, Indianapolis, IN Symposium Presentation- Sustainable Practices in the Bed & Breakfast Industry:
Barriers and Opportunities for Success
Food and Family Conference September 2019, Chicago, IL Poster Presentation- Childhood Malnutrtion from a Global Perspective American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Conference June 2015, Jacksonville, FL Roundtable Co-Presentation- Volunteerism and Community Outreach from the
Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Conference June 2014, Bruges, Belgium Graduate Symposium Presentation- Perceptions of International Tourism Destinations June 2013, Kansas City, MO Graduate Symposium Presentation- Understanding Nature-based Festivals June 2010, San Antonio, TX Poster Presentation- Poverty Alleviation through Tourism Development:
A Comparison Study of Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Hugo, N., & Plunkett, D. (2019). Sustainable practices in the bed and breakfast industry. Events and Tourism Review, 2(1), 49-57.
Hugo, N., & Miller, H. (2017). Conflict resolution and recovery in Jamaica: The impact of the Zika virus on destination image. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 9(5).
Hugo, N. C., & Nyaupane, G. P. (2016). Poverty alleviation in third world countries through tourism development: A comparison study of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Travel and Tourism Research Association.
Hugo, N., & Nyaupane, G. (2016). Perceptions of international tourism destinations. Travel and Tourism Research Association.
Hugo, N., & Lacher, R.G. (2014) Understanding the role of culture and heritage in community festivals: An importance-performance analysis. Journal of Extension, 52(5).
Thomsen, J.M., Harrill, R., Hugo, N.C., Lacher, G., & Mihalik, B.J. (2014). Understanding shifts in 3s destination tourist preferences: An importance –performance analysis (IPA) of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 4(1).
Frequently Taught Courses
- HTM 1275: Practicum
- HTM 2600G: Sustainable Communities
- HTM 2740: Lodging Operations
- HTM 4320: Destination Managment
- HTM 4275: Internship
- CERE 5100: Introduction to Sustainability (Illinois Innovation Network course)