On August 25th and 26th Glion students in the event management program worked as volunteers at the Matterhorn Ultraks event in Zermatt. They headed up to this famous mountain ski resort to lend a hand in the set-up and organization of the event, which attracted 2,400 participants this year. The Ultraks is a two-day trail running event with different races including a vertical race, kids race, and the 16, 32
BASTIAN BARNBECK Glion Alumnus | Founder of Waved Foundation est. 2016 written by Lauren Solomons, Glion student ambassador Having had the privilege of travelling to various countries with his family while growing up, Bastian grew a keen interest in languages, culture and discovering the unknown from a tender age. It was no question then, when the time came that he decided to pursue Hospitality as a career and embarked on
Technology is advancing at an alarming rate, especially in the hospitality and tourism industry. Customer-facing interactions are quickly being replaced with self-scan, self- check transactions, which have enabled the customer to become more self-sufficient. A study at the University of Oxford has even revealed that by the year 2033, as many as 47% of modern day job roles could be claimed by automation. Is it the end for customer service provided by actual people?
Throughout 2016, Glion students came out in force to support the efforts of the Glion Charity Committee (GCC), attending events and making donations to help the committee achieve their fund-raising goals. This semester, the GCC collected funds for the Sumba Hospitality Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by a Glion alumna that provides vocational hospitality courses for local children to support the growth of sustainable tourism, and for ShareADream, a foundation that connects NGOs
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