Category Industry Insights

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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The chocolate hotel and other cool urban renewal projects

Urban renewal projects represent opportunities for hospitality entrepreneurs to create really cool new businesses. Here are some examples of inspiring urban renewal projects and insights on what makes them successful. What is urban renewal? Why does it matter? Urban renewal is the process of renovating and repurposing areas in large cities where buildings or areas are no longer being used. The objective is to create multi-usage spaces that stimulate the

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