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Visiting Faculty Feature: Dr. Yusi Ding ...

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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2018 Hospitality and Tourism Management ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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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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 Conferenc...

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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