Jack Samuels

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Dr. Jack Samuels is the most published author in the Theme Park and Attractions trade press from the academic sector with over 200 articles published in the last 20 years. He has been a pioneer in the integration of educationist the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Industries.

Research interests

Dr. Samuels's most recent research explored the impacts of Covid19 on the tourism, leisure, entertainment, sports, hospitality and related industries. It focuses mostly on long lasting impacts of the pandemic and has numerous ideas regarding the management and marketing of these interrelated industries in the wake of the crisis. It also looks at preparation for future crisis in these industries.

Scholarly Interests

General Management, Marketing, Crowd Management and Safety, Events, Sports and Entertainment Management and Marketing, Travel and Tourism, Theme Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Hospitality facilities management, ski areas, cruise ships, Customer Service, Market Research and Analysis, Tourism Planning and Development and other topics relating to the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Industries

Faculty/Media Expert

Expert on merchandising, marketing, events management and marketing, tourism, theme and amusement parks, theme park companies (Disney) and gaming. Also an expert on New Jersey’s American Dream project at the Meadowlands.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth


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