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Visiting Faculty Feature: Dr. Yusi Ding from Beijing Union University

Visiting Faculty Feature: Dr. Yusi Ding from Beijing Union University

Dr. Yusi Ding, faculty from Beijing Union University, is returning to the Hospitality and Tourism Management program at Virginia Tech after a two-year hiatus. Dr. Ding’s research focus revolves around “smart” tourism, big data analysis, and customer behavior. She is continuing her research with Dr. Phil Xiang, analyzing online reviews for hospitality organizations based in […]

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Visiting Faculty Feature: Dr. Hua Bai from Shenzhen Tourism College, Jinan University

Visiting Faculty Feature: Dr. Hua Bai from Shenzhen Tourism College, Jinan University

Dr. Hua Bai, also known as Wendy, is a visiting faculty member from Shenzhen Tourism College, Jinan University. During her time in the Hospitality and Tourism management program, Dr. Bai has been engaged in both research and teaching opportunities. She and Dr. Phil Xiang are in the final stages of a yearlong research project entitled […]

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2018 Hospitality and Tourism Management Destinations Career Fair

2018 Hospitality and Tourism Management Destinations Career Fair

The 2018 Hospitality and Tourism Management Destinations Career Fair was a success! With over 35 vendors, a wide variety of hospitality related businesses were in attendance from across the United States. Companies were recruiting for a variety of summer internships as well as full time positions at exclusive international resorts and hotels, private clubs, professional […]

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The Feiertag Academy-to-Industry Library Collection via VTechworks

Improving knowledge transfer between academic institutions and the hospitality and tourism industry can certainly be a challenge. Luckily, Howard Feiertag, longtime HTM instructor and industry icon, has a great understanding of this challenge and is eager to bridge the gap. Feiertag’s passion to find ways for Hospitality and Tourism professionals to access academic research has […]

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Visiting Faculty Feature: Dr. Heng Wang from Beijing Union University

Visiting Faculty Feature: Dr. Heng Wang from Beijing Union University

Dr. Heng Wang is a visiting faculty member from Beijing Union University. This is his first trip to Virginia Tech. Dr. Wang’s research focus includes destination marketing, social media marketing, and business strategy for tourism organizations. During Dr. Wang’s 6-month visit he will be focused on collaborative research with Dr. Phil Xiang in destination marketing […]

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CHIA Workshop Teaches Valuable Analytics Skills

For the first time, Virginia Tech’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Department offered students a chance to complete CHIA (Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics) as yet another way to build competitive resumes. The 16 participants in the class, made up of Virginia Tech students and local industry professionals, completed the program with a 100% pass rate. […]

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Hospitality Management Association Cruises to Bahamas

The Hospitality Management Association (HMA) has a tradition of taking educational and networking trips twice a year. These trips have been to places like Chicago, New York, and Nashville. However, this year the students decided to plan an exciting new opportunity by taking a cruise. “When I was trying to decide on places to go […]

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HTM Department Ranks #2 in the Country

QS World University Rankings has ranked Virginia Tech’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Department at #6 Worldwide and #2 in the United States. The rankings were determined by rating academic reputation, citations per paper, and employer reputation. The World Rankings release annual ratings based on subject. 2017 saw 4 new subjects introduced, including Hospitality and Leisure […]

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Professor Phil Xiang Wins Best Conference Research Paper Award

Hospitality and Tourism Management Professor Phil Xiang recently attended the ENTER 2017 eTourism Conference held in Rome, Italy. He presented his research paper on “Assessing Reliability of Social Media Data: Lessons from Mining TripAdvisor Hotel Reviews.” Dr. Xiang’s specialty is online tourism marketing. He teaches HTM 4354: IT & Social Media in Hospitality and Tourism […]

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