Ever wonder what it might be like to run a non-profit hospitality organization where the goal is not just to please guests, but to improve the local population’s access to sustainable food and education as well? Meet Inge de Lathauwer, the founder of Sumba Hospitality Foundation and discover what a typical day is like running an eco-tourism site and hospitality school. After many years consecrated to motherhood and philanthropist
On May 12, 2017, Glion Institute of Higher Education welcomed five leaders of their respective industries to share their success stories with students. The objective of this student-led event was to provide access to all Glion students to engage with accomplished and experienced leaders. Speaker events are an integral part of Glion’s teaching model, which combines academic rigor with practical courses and direct exposure with experts in the luxury and service
There has never been a better time to launch a career in hospitality. Luxury tourism is at an all time high, the travel and tourism industry is growing steadily, and hospitality companies are hiring like crazy. More than ever, the hospitality industry is seeing exciting developments in technology and customer experience, leading to more diverse and specialized employment opportunities. All the signs point to hospitality careers being a good choice.
After many years spent away from the hospitality industry, Glion alumna Inge de Lathauwer ’89 was working with charities when she learned about the catastrophic impact of poorly planned tourism development in some parts of the world. She decided to create a non-profit hospitality organization that would model the right way to develop tourism, and she created Sumba Hospitality Foundation (SHF). In 2015, Glion formed a partnership with the foundation
If you ask any Glion London student why they chose to study hospitality management in London, the answer is always something about London itself: “London offers such an amazing experience.” or”London has so much to discover and so many things to do.”etc. The question remains: as students are very busy with academic projects, do they really get to enjoy London like they said they would? If these stories about their