Chris Gibbs

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Associate Professor Chair, School of Creative Industries, Ryerson University Ted Rogers School of Management Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Toronto, Ontario cgibbs@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 2483

Bio/Research

Dr. Chris Gibbs has over 20 years of diverse sports, entertainment, travel and hospitality industry work experience prior to teaching at university. He uses this diverse experience to guide his teaching and research. His recent research looks at the Airbnb pricing, Airbnb Entrepreneurship and Vid...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Chris Gibbs has over 20 years of diverse sports, entertainment, travel and hospitality industry work experience prior to teaching at university. He uses this diverse experience to guide his teaching and research. His recent research looks at the Airbnb pricing, Airbnb Entrepreneurship and Video Game Tourism. use of mobile ready platforms (mobile websites, responsive website design and mobile applications) across the spectrum of hotels, destination marketing organizations and airports. Prior research has investigated hotel mobile applications, responsive website design, use of twitter for sports, and use of social media for hotel human resources. Beyond his academic research he has done research for a diverse group of organizations; Royal Bank, Tourism Toronto, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and Miles Destination Marketing.

For his teaching and contribution to the university, Chris has received recognition; 2016, Vice-Provost Experiential Teaching Award; 2014 Deans Teaching Award and 2012 School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Service Award.

Before joining Ryerson, Chris spent eight years at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment in business operation and venue management roles. He has also held leadership positions in the travel industry with Travel CUTS, live theatre marketing with Livent Inc. and attraction marketing with Playdium Entertainment. Throughout his career, Chris always finds “white space” where he creates new business opportunities for companies to reach new markets with new revenue opportunities. He has built a reputation as an accomplished leader with an engaging presentation style.


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