May 2021
Volume 22, Issue 2
Newsletter of School of Hotel & Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Under the Internationalisation @ Home initiative, the SHTM's Food and Wine Academy has organised several online workshops, including the following:
  • Chef Gregoire Michaud, founder of Bakehouse, shared his unconventional experiences of and views on entrepreneurship in an online workshop entitled "How to Turn Flour, Water, and Salt into a Sustainable and Successful Business Model" on 26 March 2021.
  • Dr Pearl Lin shared insights into dining culture with new SHTM students at a lunchtime workshop entitled "Dining Manners around the World" on 26 March 2021.
  • Ms Jennifer Luk, wine educator and wine judge for the Argentine Wine Awards 2016, introduced the diversity, quality and evolution of Argentine Malbec in a masterclass on Argentine wine to celebrate Malbec World Day (delivered both online and offline) on 16 April 2021.
  • Chef Connie MaMa (Supawadee Surinkas) presented the diversity of Thai cuisine from north to south in an online cooking workshop entitled "Amazing Moment with Chef Connie MaMa" on 19 April 2021.
  • Ms Marjolaine Roblette-Geres, wine consultant, wine educator and wine writer introduced the geography, history and culture of the Loire Valley wine producing regions and the diversity of Loire Valley wines in a wine masterclass entitled "The Art of Tasting Loire Valley Wines" on 10 May 2021.
Professor Haiyan Song spoke at a webinar hosted by SAGE Publishing on "Tourism Management under COVID-19 Circumstances: The Research Priority and Changing Publishing Landscape" on 15 April 2021. Along with Professor Chris Cooper of Leeds Beckett University's School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Professor Song shared his research insights to inspire and empower other researchers to publish studies of tourism under COVID-19.
Professor Brian King gave an online keynote speech entitled "The Future of Travel" at the 2nd International Research Symposium hosted by Hotelschool The Hague on 15-16 April 2021.
Professor Kaye Chon, Professor Haiyan Song, Professor Brian King and Dr Catherine Cheung shared their insights in a session entitled "Internationalisation Path of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM), Best Practice Sharing" at the 4th Education and Student Development Salon on 22 April 2021.
Dr Pearl Lin delivered an online lecture entitled "Food as a Universal Language in World Tourism" as part of the "PolyU & You" online lecture series on 28 April 2021.
Professor Haiyan Song moderated an IATE research webinar entitled "Tourism Forecasting Competition amid COVID-19" on 29 April 2021.
Professor Song gave a presentation entitled "Forecasting Tourism Demand amid COVID-19" at the Tourism and Hospitality Forecasting in Turbulent Times webinar organised on 5 May 2021 by the Tourism and Hospitality Section of the International Institute of Forecasters and the Centre for Competitiveness of the Visitor Economy at the University of Surrey.
Professor Sam Kim delivered an online keynote speech entitled "Effects of Technology on Tourism and Hospitality: Before and After COVID-19" at the 2021 International E-Conference of Sport, Leisure and Hospitality Management hosted by National Taiwan Normal University on 15-16 May.
Professor Haiyan Song presented revised-scenario visitor forecasts for destinations within Asia Pacific at the PATA webinar "PATA Visitor Forecast Updates – Are We Seeing the Light at the End of Tunnel?" on 18 May 2021.
Professor Brian King and Dr Honggen Xiao joined the "Hong Kong Tourism Board Tourism Update – Navigating the Future Together" Web Conference on 18 May 2021. Professor King moderated the Industry Forum Session "Global Hong Kong Brands Gear Up for the Recovery". Dr Xiao moderated the Industry Forum Session "Seize the Business Development Opportunities in the Mainland and Greater Bay Area".
Professor Haiyan Song delivered an online public lecture entitled "Why Do People Travel? Determinants and Forecasts of Tourism Demand" to potential Joint Entrance Examination applicants on 22 May 2021.
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