December 2019
Volume 20, Issue 5
Newsletter of School of Hotel & Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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2nd "One Belt, One Road, One Tourism" International Conference Successfully Held
Following the success of the inaugural "One Belt, One Road, One Tourism" International Conference last year, the second conference took place in Guilin, China on 13-15 October 2019, aiming to not only promote tourism but also foster peace and economic development in the "Belt and Road" countries.

Taking the theme "Development, Marketing and Sustainability", with an emphasis on "Influential Education", the conference provided an interactive platform for academics and industry executives in the tourism field to share their latest research, analyse industry trends and build connections in relation to the "Belt and Road" initiative, in which tourism is expected to play a significant role.
13th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook Successfully Held in Guilin

The 13th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook was held in Guilin, China on 17-19 October 2019. Jointly organised by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the forum was co-organised by the Guilin Municipal People's Government and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Department of Culture and Tourism in collaboration with the SHTM.
SHTM in the Rankings

Your choice of a place to study can make a difference to the rest of your life, so it is not something to take lightly. If you are considering a career, or enhancing your career, in international hospitality and tourism, you will no doubt want to choose a school that is consistently ranked among the best in the world. The SHTM is 40 years old this year, but in that short time it has developed at a remarkable pace to become a global leader. The School's excellent reputation is confirmed by the numerous independent bodies that consistently rank it among the top hotel and tourism schools in the world.
Master Your Success with SHTM Postgraduate Degrees

Now is the time to extend your knowledge and advance your career. Take a step up through the exceptional programmes offered by the SHTM!

As a global centre of excellence in hospitality and in tourism education and research, the SHTM offers internationally recognised doctoral and Master's degrees in the fields of hotel and tourism management, international hospitality, tourism, convention management and international wine management.
SHTM MicroMasters in International Hospitality Management

The SHTM's MicroMasters in International Hospitality Management (MM), a unique and highly successful Master's level programme offered on the world-renowned edX online learning platform, continues to attract learners from around the world.


Mr Chen Cheuk Chun, Gerald and Miss Lam Wing Laam, Cathy, final year students in the BSc(Hons) in Hotel Management programme, Miss Cheung Ka Man, Sarah and Miss Pang Ka Wai, Pat, final year students in the BSc(Hons) in Tourism and Events Management programme, were selected as Young SKAL 2019, and were also recipients of the Rudy Choy Educational Fund Scholarship.

19 November - Korea Tourism Organization Hong Kong Office, Hong Kong

Ms Kwan Mi Kim, Director, Korea Tourism Organization Hong Kong Office and Mr Dae Young Park, Deputy Director visited the SHTM and Hotel ICON.

Professor Sam Kim was invited to deliver lectures on "Enhancement of Research Capability" to graduate and undergraduate students from Hainan University on 7 November 2019.
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