Dr. Robertico Croes

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Associate Dean, Administration & Finance; Professor

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Robertico.Croes@ucf.edu

Room: 231D

CV/Resume | Expertise: International Tourism Demand and Micro States, Economic Development Performance of Small Economies in the Context of Tourism


Dr. Croes is a Professor and the Associate Dean, Administration & Finance. He currently serves as the Interim 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 his third book titled, “Poverty Alleviation through Tourism Development”. His other two book are on the challenges facing small island destinations (titled The Small Island Paradox), and 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 Armenia, the Netherlands, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, 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, South Korea, Malaysia, Cyprus, Spain, Germany, 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. Professor Croes is the recipient of the 2015 Thea Sinclair Award as well as several other awards.