Category Industry Insights

Ten luxury trends to watch, from the NYT Luxury Travel Conference in Singapore

Glion Institute of Higher Education partnered with The New York Times Luxury Travel conference, which took place on 1-2 December at the Grand Hyatt Singapore. For this event, Glion sent representatives to exchange ideas with global thought leaders at this crucial summit to explore the future of luxury travel. Meeting at the iconic Grand Hyatt Singapore, Times journalists and influential thinkers from the worlds of travel, hospitality, technology, retail, fine

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10 signs a hospitality career is right for you

The hospitality industry is vast and it continues to grow steadily around the world, outpacing global GDP growth and most other industries on the planet.  In 2016, travel and tourism supported 284 million jobs, the equivalent to 1 in 11 jobs in the global economy, and it is anticipated to support over 370 million jobs by 2026 (WTTC Economic Impact Report, 2016). That means: 8.6 million new job opportunities every year,

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How to trade your day-job for a hospitality career

Like sailboats that start out in the local port and waters, most of us start out our careers by staying close to what we know: our familiar places, people and skills. And while familiar and reassuring may be nice for a while, it’s not enough for an inspiring, life-long career. Whether you chose the wrong major, or you’re tired of your job, you can always change directions to start a

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“Forget about luxury trends!”- Insights from the Innovation in Luxury Conference

We are pleased to announce that Glion’s Innovation in Luxury Conference was a tremendous success. On the morning of Wednesday, September 21, 2016, the Marriott auditorium was filled to capacity with attendees, including keynote speakers and panelists from leading luxury brands, Glion’s luxury industry partners, alumni, and GIHE students and faculty. Guy Bentley, CEO of Glion Worldwide, set the stage by sharing the objectives for Glion’s Luxury Conference Series, of which

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Blood, sweat and beers: a recipe for event management training

Once again, Glion students from our Event, Sport and Entertainment Management program participated in the production of the Matterhorn Ultraks Trail Run event in Zermatt on August 19-20, 2016. This annual alpine running event offers a variety of challenging races for mountain runners of different levels, including a kid’s race and a 16k, 30k, 46k and the Vertical Zermatt Sunnegga or “VZS” race. With over 2,200 participants this year, it

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