Nancy Scanlon

PhD, Professor at Florida International University

Nancy ScanlonDr. Scanlon is on the advisory panel for the International Tourism Association and served on the Sustainability and Engineering Committee for the American Hotel & Lodging Association for the last 20 years. Nancy is chair of the sustainability council for the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association in Miami, Fl.. Dr. Scanlon speaks internationally and has written numerous articles for trade publications and journals. She teaches sustainable development and operations for lodging and hospitality facilities at Florida International University and focuses on the impact of climate change and climate induced events on tourism and the lodging sector.
Insights by Nancy Scanlon (4)

Hospitality stakeholders: Why is COP26 important?

The importance of COP26 for the hospitality industry is the reinforcement of a global commitment to reducing carbon emissions. The major global lodging companies have generally committed to a 30% reduction in Carbon Emissions by 2030, detailed in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports and pages on their web sites.

Running out of energy: An underestimated threat to a "people's business"?

The COVID-19 winding road: Personal experience & Importance of CommunityRunning out of energy is exactly where I find myself. I went from an active interpersonal schedule with 200-300 people a day to forced isolation, alone, in Miami, Florida.

Hygiene and Sustainability: How to make both work?

Miami, Florida is an interesting place to be based as the U.S. lodging industry starts to reopen. The reality of the STR lodging report on May 16th, 2020 that overall hotel REVPAR (revenue per average room) in the U.

COVID-19: A stress test for sustainable development in hospitality?

At a time when hotels, restaurants and tourism sites are shuttered and closed for a prolonged period, many investors and operators are struggling to keep businesses afloat long enough for the opportunity to be back in business.