SHTM Hosts First APacCHRIE & EuroCHRIE Joint Conference

The Best Paper Award for the Youth Conference was presented to Dr Daniel Leung and Ms Sarah Pyo of the SHTM for their paper “Factors Affecting Hotel Guests’ Likelihood of Online Review Contribution: An Experimental Study”.

The EuroCHRIE President Award was also presented by Dr Ralf Burbach to Mr Duane Vinson, Vice President of STR and Assistant Director of the STR SHARE Centre. The APacCHRIE Lifetime Achievement Award went to Dr Jennifer Cronin, Chairman of the SHTM Advisory Committee and President of Wharf Hotels Management Ltd.

The SHTM is very pleased to have forged a closer collaboration between APacCHRIE and EuroCHRIE in advancing hospitality and tourism education and research. The School is honoured to be playing a key role in defining the roadmap for future hospitality and tourism, and will continue its ongoing efforts to lead the sector into the future.

About PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management

For close to 40 years, PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management has refined a distinctive vision of hospitality and tourism education and become a world-leading hotel and tourism school. Rated No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality and Tourism Management” category according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 and 2018, placed No. 1 in the world in the “Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism” subject area by the CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017 and ranked among the top 3 “Hospitality and Leisure Management” institutions globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 and 2018, the SHTM is a symbol of excellence in the field, exemplifying its motto of Leading Hospitality and Tourism.

With 75 academic staff drawing from 22 countries and regions, the School offers programmes at levels ranging from undergraduate degrees to doctoral degrees. In 2012, the SHTM was bestowed the McCool Breakthrough Award by the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE) recognising its breakthrough in the form of its teaching and research hotel – Hotel ICON – the heart of the School’s innovative approach to hospitality and tourism education. A member of the UNWTO Knowledge Network, the SHTM is also the editorial home of Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism and Journal of China Tourism Research.

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