Hotel Online
News for the Hospitality Executive


advertisement
   

Professor Kaye Chon, of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Honoured by the
United Nations World Tourism Organisation with the UNWTO Ulysses Prize



May 2011 - Professor Kaye Chon, Dean and Chair Professor of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), has been honoured by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) with the UNWTO Ulysses Prize, a top honour which is also widely considered as the “Nobel Prize in Tourism”.

The Ulysses Prize is awarded to a distinguished scholar with outstanding contribution to extending the frontier of knowledge in tourism. In awarding the distinction, the UNWTO seeks to recognise and stimulate knowledge creation, dissemination and innovative applications in tourism and to bring to light the latest advances in this area. Dean Chon is the first recipient of this prestigious prize in the entire Asia Pacific region.
 
“It is a tremendous compliment for me to be awarded the Ulysses Prize,” said Dean Chon. “It has given me and my team at the SHTM strong impetus to further develop professional education and research for the fast-growing hotel and tourism industry in Hong Kong, the region and around the world.”
 
Dean Chon joined PolyU in 2000. Under his able leadership, the SHTM has risen as one of the world’s leading institutions in hospitality and tourism management. In 2009, the School was ranked No. 2 in global ranking of hospitality and tourism schools based on research and scholarship, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research.

Dean Chon is also well known for advocating the new wave of hospitality and tourism education known as the “Asian Paradigm”, leading the way for SHTM to become a global centre of excellence in hotel and tourism management education. This prestigious honour is testimony of the exceptional contribution that Dean Chon has made to the development of global hospitality education through his leadership and research contributions.

Professor Kaye Chon
Dean and Chair Professor
School of Hotel and Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Dean Chon was the past Chairman of the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators and is currently Chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association’s Education and Training Committee. He was a professor at the University of Houston in the United States before joining PolyU.
 
The Ulysses Prize will be presented by the Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation in Vilamoura, Portugal, on 2 June.




Contact: 

Ms Pauline Ngan
Marketing Manager 
  School of Hotel and Tourism Management, PolyU
Telephone : +852 3400-2634 
E-mail : hmpn@polyu.edu.hk
 

.

Receive Your Hospitality Industry Headlines via Email for Free! Subscribe Here

 
To Learn More About Your News Being Published on Hotel-Online Inquire Here

Also See: Hong Kong Polytechnic University Opens its Samsung Digital Lab for Hospitality Technology and New Premises for its School of Hotel and Tourism Management / March 2011

PolyU Hosted Executive Development Programme in Hospitality for Senior Hospitality Managers, 2011 Hong Kong PolyU Winter School® / February 2011

The 2011 Hong Kong PolyU Winter School, an Executive Development Program for Senior Hotel Managers, Set for January 17-29, 2011 / October 2010

Hong Kong PolyU's School of Hotel and Tourism Management Organizes Five Day Advanced Hotel Management Program; Targets Hotel Senior Executives / November 2003

School of Hotel & Tourism Becomes Independent at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University / June 2004
.

To search Hotel Online data base of News and Trends Go to Hotel.OnlineSearch

Home | Welcome| Hospitality News |
Industry Resources

Please contact Hotel.Online with your comments and suggestions.