October 2014 - Volume 15, Issue 4
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SHTM Leading the Way with Hotel ICON by Launching Hotel Room of the Future Design Competition

Following the success of the first round of the "Tomorrow's Guestrooms" competition last year, the SHTM recently announced design as the theme of the second round. The "Tomorrow's Guestrooms Design Competition - The Hotel Room of the Future" is being held from 1 September to 31 December 2014.

SHTM Hosts Dual Forum in Guilin

Following the success of the First Tourism Education and Training Forum held in 2007, the 2nd Forum was held together with the 9th China Tourism Forum on 16-18 October 2014 at the Guilin Institute of Tourism in Guilin, China. Co-hosted and co-organised by the SHTM and the Guilin Institute of Tourism, the dual forum was held immediately following the UNWTO/PATA Tourism Trends and Outlook Forum.

Eighth UNWTO/PATA Forum Successfully Held in Guilin

The Eighth UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook was successfully held in Guilin, China, on 13-15 October 2014. Jointly organised by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the Forum was co-organised by the Guilin Municipal People's Government and the Guangxi Provincial Tourism Bureau, in collaboration with the SHTM at PolyU.

SHTM Doctoral Degrees - Stepping Stone to the Top Tiers of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

The SHTM prepares students for leadership positions in their chosen careers by offering a cutting-edge Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Hotel and Tourism Management programme and the world's first professional Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management (D.HTM) degree.

Murals Enliven Stairwell at SHTM

With the aim of beautifying the SHTM premises and encouraging staff and students to use the staircases more often for the benefit of their health and the environment, the SHTM recently invited Ms Claire Lau, a passionate Hong Kong artist specialising in landscapes, cityscapes and banyan trees, to transform the School's stairwell into an "art gallery". Ms Lau was assisted in the project by Miss Michelle Bok and Miss Lindsay Qian.

Best Paper Award for Dr Eerang Park at the Global Events Congress VI
Dr George Liu receiving his SHTM Teaching Excellence Award
Dr Alice Hon receiving her SHTM Research Excellence Award
Dr Nelson Tsang receiving his SHTM Service Excellence Award
Horizons (September 2014)
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