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Press Release 2 March 2016

White paper identifies opportunities for future growth and profitability for the hospitality industry in Asia Pacific

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MIAMI – SINGAPORE -- FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management (CSHTM) and its Institute for Hospitality & Tourism Education & Research (IHTER) released a white paper today titled Driving Future Growth and Profitability: Asia 2020. In the face of adversity from rising operating cost and a weakening global economy, business leaders at the Visionary Leaders Roundtable in Singapore provides the hospitality industry ideas on what can be done to address the challenges to stay relevant, competitive and profitable.

Authored by Simone Champagnie, executive director - development, at Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU); Nathan Dodge, visiting professor at Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management; and Christine Toguchi, managing director at MacroVision Network Pte Ltd and project consultant for IHTER, the paper explores the insight, ideas and pertinent questions arising from the intellectual exchange that took place at the Visionary Leaders Roundtable at Pan Pacific Singapore last November. Presented by FASTBOOKING, ForwardKeys and Rainmaker, the roundtable brought together industry leaders from around Asia-Pacific who brainstormed ideas for revenue optimization that included, Driving Growth through Better Customer Insight and Analytics, Direct Distribution vs. Third-Party Options, and Optimizing Profits from Total Revenue Management among other relevant topics.

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About the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Florida International University"s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has been distinguished as one of the top hospitality programs in the United States. More than 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the world choose FIU for its outstanding reputation, advantageous campus locations, expert faculty, rich curriculum and fast-track career opportunities in the international hotel, foodservice and tourism industries. In August 2006, FIU unveiled the first U.S. school of hospitality and tourism in Tianjin, China. The Marriott Tianjin China Program is FIU"s largest international program, with a capacity for up to 1,000 students. For more information about FIU"s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, visit

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