Dr. Bridget Bordelon’s research interests include cultural tourism, tourism planning and policy, crises management, destination image, and cross-cultural perspectives on travel. She has worked as a research analyst at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan and traveled and taught with Boston University’s International Honors Program in Brazil, India, and South Africa. Additionally, Dr. Bordelon developed and taught two new courses for the UNO Innsbruck summer program.
Dr. Bordelon has received grant funding in the areas of cultural tourism and tourism economic impacts. She has been involved in several tourism industry research projects including studies for the Louisiana Office of Tourism, the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, and the Association of Destination Management Executives. She has published peer reviewed articles in a number of journals including Tourism Planning and Development, Tourism Analysis, Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management, Journal of Vacation Marketing, and Journal of Convention and Event Tourism. She is a reviewer for Annals of Tourism Research and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Leisure and Tourism Marketing.
She has presented her research findings at the local, national, and international level. Dr. Bordelon is an active member of the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) and the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE).