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Registration Deadline Nears for Day-long Seminar on
China Hotel, Tourism Development
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Hong Kong Polytechnic University Sponsored Seminar
Focuses on Growing China Tourism Market
NEW YORK — APRIL 6, 2007—Officials of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Seminar on China Hotel & Tourism Development, to be held at New York’s Le Parker Meridien April 27, say registration for the important educational event is about to close.

This is the first time that the Seminar on China Hotel & Tourism Development is being held in the United States. The event is co-sponsored by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel & Tourism Management and Hotel Online.

The Seminar on China Hotel & Tourism Development will feature the following presentations by acknowledged experts on the burgeoning growth of tourism and the huge potential for hotel development and investment in China market:

• “Overview of the Hotel and Tourism Industry in China—Current Issues and Challenges,” presented by Dr. Kaye Chon, Ph.D., CHE, Chair Professor and Director, School of Hotel & Tourism Management, The Hong Kogn Polytechnic University
• “The Development Trends in China’s Hotel and Tourism Industry,” presented by Dr. Tim Gao, CEO of TEDA Hotels Management Company Ltd., Beijing
• “Hotel Ownership and Investment in China,” presented by Frank Hou, President, Jinling Hotels Management Company Ltd., Nanking, China
• “Hotel Industry Performance, Profitability and Outlook,” presented by Leo Yen, Director, Horwath HTL Asia Pacific
• “The China Outbound Market—from the Government’s Perspective,” presented by Tony Tse, Program Director/Industry Partnerships, School of Hotel & Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Those already registered for the one-day event say they see it as a must-attend opportunity to further educate themselves on the opportunities China hotel market offers for development and investment.

“We’re very active in China, and it continues to be an area of great interest for us,” said Scott Melby, Executive Vice President of Development Planning for Marriott International. “We’re always interested in learning more about the market, and this is an excellent opportunity to do just that.”

To download a registration form, visit www.polyu.edu.hk/htm/edp/chtd or email hmttse@polyu.edu.hk.
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Registration 

The registration fee for the Seminar on China Hotel & Tourism Development is US$1,000 per person. For registration of three or more person from the same organization, the registration fee is US$500 per person. The fee covers the full day program, one lunch and two coffee breaks.

For more information about the Seminar on China Hotel & Tourism Development
and to download a registration form, please click www.polyu.edu.hk/htm/edp/chtd
or email: hmttse@polyu.edu.hk.

Cancellations received in writing before 15 April 2007 will be accepted and fees refunded less US$100 administration expenses. No refund thereafter. 

Venue

Le Parker Meridien
118 West 57th Street
New York, NY10019
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About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Asia will emerge in the future as the global centre for excellence in hospitality and tourism businesses. This trend will be largely influenced by strong demand for international tourism activities in Asia, growth and success of Asian-based multinational companies in hospitality businesses and, most importantly, the strong hospitality culture and human resources unique to the region. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) is uniquely positioned to ride on these 'Asian Waves' and play a leading role in hospitality and tourism education in Asia.

Established in 1979, the Department of Institutional Management and Catering Studies was renamed as Department of Hotel and Tourism Management in 1992. The Department was designated a School in October 2001, which became an independent and autonomous academic unit within the University structure in July 2004. According to the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research in 2005, SHTM was rated No. 4 in the world among major academic institutions in hospitality and tourism based on research and scholarly activities, exemplifying the School's motto of Leading Asia in Hospitality and Tourism Education. For more information, visit www.polyu.edu.hk.

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Contact:

Flora Ng 
Program Officer 
School of Hotel & Tourism Management 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 
Tel: (852) 2766 6543 
Email: hmfn@polyu.edu.hk

Barb Worcester
President/Principal
PRPro
Tel: (440) 930-5770
barbw@prproconsulting.com

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Also See: Tourism in China: 21st Century Version of the California Gold Rush / Kaye Chon, Ph.D., CHE Chair Professor and Director of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management/ Hong Kong Polytechnic University / April 2007
Horwath Executive to Share Latest Outlook on Hotel Performance, Profitabilty in China; Leo Yen, Director of Horwath HTL Asia Pacific, will focus on China's development potential in address at Hong Kong Polytechnic University's first-ever U.S. event / April 2007
China-based Lodging Executive to Speak on Increasing Need for Foreign Investment; Jinling Hotels President Frank Hou will present views on growing development opportunities at Hong Kong Polytechnic University-sponsored seminar / April 2007
Top Industry Educator to Conduct Seminar on China’s Mushrooming Outbound Tourism; Tony Tse of event co-sponsor Hong Kong Polytechnic University will speak at first-ever U.S.-held Seminar on China Hotel & Tourism Development / March 2007
TEDA C.E.O. Presenting Overview on Trends in Hotel, Tourism Development in China / March 2007
Expanding Opportunities in the Hotel Industry in China Prompts a Special One Day Seminar in New York City, April 27, 2007 / February 2007

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