Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Few days back, team of professionals from FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management came to Hong Kong to find better alliances that will enable graduates to maintain their competitiveness in a fast changing hospitality industry around the world. To quote Chaplin’s Dean Mike Hampton, ‘’ Asia is one of the fastest growing areas from a tourism & hospitality perspective, so relationships there are more and more important. We met with people from Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel & Tourism Management, which is one of the best in the world. We are looking at a strategic alliance with them.”
As a model, he cited the collaboration of Hong Kong Polytechnic’s partnership with the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton School of Hotel & Restaurant Management. This partnership sends students of the first semester to Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland, second semester pass outs to Hong Kong and the third semester students to Houston. To quote Hampton, ‘’ All of the first 60 grads have offers. So we are very interested in how we can create better global relationships.” He said that Chaplin already has many thriving relationships in the area. In mainland China, for example, FIU’s hospitality school has run a program at the Tianjin University of Commerce that is now at full capacity and quite popular since 2006.
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