May 2015 - Volume 16, Issue 2
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Dean Kaye Chon Conferred Endowed Professorship

The Second Inauguration of Endowed Professorships at PolyU was held on 13 May 2015 at the Jockey Club Auditorium to pay tribute to distinguished scholars for their outstanding academic achievements and significant contributions to the community, and to allow the community to demonstrate support for and give recognition to PolyU for its research excellence.

Asia Pacific Foreign Arrivals to Reach 547 Million in 2015

According to the Asia Pacific Visitor Forecast report recently released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Asia Pacific destinations stand to welcome 33 million more foreign arrivals in 2015 as compared with 2014, lifting the expected total inbound volume to around 547 million by the end of the year.

SHTM Academic Contributes to White Paper Addressing Talent Challenges Facing Women in Tourism

Researched and written by Professor Tom Baum of the University of Strathclyde and Dr Catherine Cheung of the SHTM, the White Paper "Women in Tourism and Hospitality: Unlocking the Potential in the Talent Pool" was launched at the Women in Tourism and Hospitality Forum in Hong Kong on 5 March 2015. The project was led by Diageo and developed by the Hospitality Industry Pipeline Coalition.

SHTM Students' Association Inauguration

Launching the 11th Session of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management Students' Association (SHTMSA) with the team name "Chivalry" on 10 April 2015, the SHTMSA executive committee took the oath to serve members with sincerity and courtesy.

Miss Cathy Lam and her team take second place at Young Hoteliers Summit 2015
Professor Bob McKercher elected IAST President
Eta Sigma Delta Initiation Ceremony
Horizons (February 2015)
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