Category Industry Insights

Female talent in the hospitality industry

Attracting, Developing, and Retaining Female Talent in the Hospitality Industry By Paul Vanderbroeck, PhD – Faculty Member Glion Online The hospitality industry has traditionally attracted a high number of women into its workforce. The student bodies of hospitality schools, such as Glion, contain a good number of female students, usually around 50 %. So there is enough female talent in the pipeline. The current challenges therefore are not a matter of

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The right skills

An interview with Michael Levie, co-founder and COO of citizenM, to find out what he’s looking for in future talent for his company. By Andrei R. Nedelcu, a Student Ambassador of the Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management at Glion.   When asked what motivated him to pursue a career in hospitality management, Michael Levie, Dutch co-founder and COO of citizenM, gave a reply that resonates with many hospitality management students:

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Welcome to Hotelympia

Hotelympia which takes place at the Excel exhibition centre in Docklands London is the UK’s biggest and brightest food service and hospitality event with almost 1,000 exhibitors and more than 300 exciting new companies representing all sectors of the Industry. I have just returned from 2 days at the exhibition and can report that the Industry is as innovative and exciting as ever! There were countless networking opportunities with activities

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Building a future for women in hospitality

This week, the Women in Hospitality and Tourism in Asia Conference will take place in Singapore.  Judy Hou, CEO of Glion Institute of Higher Education, will be a guest speaker at this conference that addresses the issue of how to  train, empower, employ, promote and retain women in the hospitality industry. The issue of women’s equality is sometimes overlooked in modern organizations, but it remains very pertinent for future hospitality

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Glion Faculty and past students present at the Adria Hotel Forum, Croatia

Glion was strongly represented at the recent Adria Hotel Forum in Croatia. The Forum is a series of roundtables and panels that brings together leading hotel chains, hotel owners and managers, as well as professionals from the field of hotel industry investment. Past Glion student, Marina Franolic is founder of the Hotel Forum. She is pictured here interviewing Darko Lorencin, Minister for Tourism at the conference. Minister Lorencin said that half of

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