[WalletHub] Professor Makarand Mody Shares his Insight on Best Foodie Cities in America

Americans today apply the term “foodie” to anyone who loves gourmet dining. But foodie culture isn’t limited to restaurants. Foodies enjoy discovering new and unique flavors wherever they can find them, including in their own kitchens and less prominent establishments like street food stalls. For these people, the experience of eating is elevated to a […]

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[ThePointsGuy] Professor Makarand Mody Shares his Insight on Owner and Guest Rights at Airbnb

Professor Makarand Mody, Ph.D., was interviewed by The Points Guy to provide some insight into the rights of owners and renters on the Airbnb booking platform! The article focused on Airbnb’s recent string of incidents with the most recent being the shooting in Pittsburgh. Read More

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[Elsevier] Dr. Makarand Mody, Ph.D., Publishes an Article Exploring Effects of Airbnb on Non-hosting Residents

Dr. Makarand Mody, Ph.D., recently published an article in the Tourism Management Perspectives journal exploring the effects of Airbnb on non-hosting residents. The article, “Does Airbnb impact non-hosting Residents’ quality of life? Comparing media discourse with empirical evidence,” shows that despite the media’s portrayal of Airbnb disrupting residents’ quality of life, non-hosting residents tend to […]

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BU School of Hospitality Appoints Makarand Mody, Ph.D., to New Director of Research Position

(July 20, 2021) Boston, MA  – Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) Dean Arun Upneja, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Makarand Mody, Ph.D., to Director of Research, the first-ever position of its kind at the School of Hospitality Administration. Dr. Mody’s primary role is to spearhead research and grant initiatives, as well […]

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[Long Live Lodging] Professor Makarand Mody Finds Post-pandemic Travel Results in Alternative Lodging

In a recent Long Live Lodging article, Professor Makarand Mody, and his fellow researchers learned that people planning a trip this year are less likely to stay in hotels and more likely to book alternative lodging such as private homes listed on Airbnb.  Read More

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Hospitality Discussions with Long Live Lodging

Members of the SHA community participated in Long Live Lodging Panels. Recently, SHA Faculty, Dr. Makarand Mody and Professor Leora Lanz, and a SHA Graduate student, Mara Littman (SHA MMH ’20), joined hospitality leaders on Long Live Lodging panel discussions. 60 speakers across 12 panels came together to discuss all things hospitality, have a Q&A session […]

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Blockchain: A Paradigm Shift in Business Practices

By Makarand Mody Abstract The purpose of this paper is to introduce and explore blockchain technology and its potential implementation to hospitality and tourism firms’ wide range of business operations and transactions from a technological and functional point of view. This study’s central interest is to produce novel and rigorous in-depth-review analysis and foundations for […]

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The Airbnb paradox: Positive employment effects in the hospitality industry

 By Makarand Mody Abstract The purpose of this study is to examine the extent to which Airbnb supply affects employment in the hospitality, tourism, and leisure industries. Accordingly, we analyzed the effects of Airbnb supply on various sectors in the hospitality, tourism, and leisure industries in 12 major metropolitan statistical areas in the United States […]

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Skills Needed to Succeed as Marketers in Hospitality

By Dr. Mark Legg & Dr. Makarand Mody Successful Marketing in 2020 and beyond = Operations + Analytics + Attentiveness and Curiosity. Guests today in our industry are being inundated everywhere by advertising. Being able to reach our guests successfully is becoming an increasingly complex task. Marketing today in the hospitality sector is more complicated than […]

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