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PolyU School of Hotel and Tourism Management signs a Tripartite Agreement to establish the Greater Bay Area Tourism Research Alliance

The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the School of Tourism Management of the Sun Yet-Sen University (SYSU) in Guangzhou, and the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) in Macau, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today for establishing the Greater Bay Area Tourism Research Alliance (the Alliance).

PolyU School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) + Hotel ICON Consultancy Launched

The mission of the SHTM is to engineer knowledge transfer to the hospitality industry and education institutes. Recently, SHTM successfully combined the research prowess of the School with Hotel ICON's practical experience and endeavour, launching SHTM+ICON Consultancy to offer professional hospitality related consultancy services to the industry.

Perceptions of the tourism and hospitality industry by Singapore Polytechnic hospitality students: An exploratory study

Many Singapore Polytechnic students under the hospitality programme are uninterested in joining the hospitality sector due to its semi-professional nature. The other reasons for not joining the sector include the over stressful and demanding job nature, long working hours, shift work, dealing with unpredictable circumstances in the job environment and having lower starting remuneration when set against other industries.

The Need for Big Data and Quantitative Skills Training In Hospitality

By Giuliano Bianchi - Assistant Professor - Economics at EHL

This is why, as economists, we believe hospitality business schools that teach subjects such as finance, need to develop their students' skills in these areas.Technology nowadays allows firms to collect and analyze huge amounts of so-called big data, but in order to leverage these opportunities, hotels will need technical abilities and know-how.