Dr. Robertico Croes
Chair, Department of Tourism, Events & Attractions; Professor
Dr. Croes currently serves as the Chair of the Tourism, Events & Attractions department as well as the Associate Director of the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies at the Rosen College.
Dr. Croes recently published a book titled, The Small Island Paradox: Tourism Specialization as a Potential Solution that explains the growth and prosperity of small island destinations. His other recent book is on the application of demand models to a small economy and is titled Anatomy of Demand in International Tourism. Additionally, he is a contributor to several books.
His fields of interest include: econometrics applications in hospitality, tourism demand analysis/forecasting, tourism economic impact, competitive and sustainable tourism in tourism development analysis, tourism development applied to poverty alleviation and tourism development in small islands and developing countries.
Dr. Croes has lectured and made presentations on these topics throughout the world, including the Netherlands, Spain, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Aruba, Curacao, the Bahamas, Ecuador, Barbados, Puerto Rico and Mexico. His research has also been presented in predominant industry and research conferences around the world including: South Africa, Hong Kong, Ireland, Turkey, Taiwan, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Dr. Croes received his doctorate from the University of Twente, the Netherlands. His dissertation focused on quantitative modeling of tourism demand, tourism development and government intervention. He has published various articles in such journals as the Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Economics, International Journal of Tourism Research, Tourism Management and International Journal of Hospitality Management. He has served on the editorial board of three journals and is the recipient of several awards.