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In Control With Mobile Booking Apps?

September 24, 2018

Whether or not consumers believe they have control over events in their lives determines their likelihood of reusing hotel booking apps, find Professor Rob Law of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and co-authors in a recently published study. This belief is known as "locus of control" (LoC), the researchers explain, and consumers with an internal LoC are more likely to use hotel booking apps because they feel more positive about their ability to use technology and overcome any difficulties they may encounter. In contrast, consumers with an external LoC are likely to only use travel...

PolyU Study Reveals What Second-Generation Migrant Tourists Are Seeing

June 19, 2018

Tourists who visit their ancestral homelands carry with them personal connections that "influence how they gaze upon its people, culture and landscapes", according to Dr Wei-Jue Huang, Professor Brian King and Dr Wantanee Suntikul of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Through interviews with second-generation Chinese-Americans who recently visited China, the researchers found that instead of searching for the "exotic", as tourists normally do when visiting a foreign country, migrant tourists tend to seek out similarities that help them to feel connected with their families and heri...

PolyU Hosted Inaugural World Summit for Deans of Independent Schools of Hospitality and Tourism

PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management | May 30, 2018

Initiated and hosted by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the first ever World Summit for Deans of Independent Schools of Hospitality andTourism was held at Hotel ICON on 27-29 May 2018. The Summit provided a unique platform for deans of 40 institutions from more than 20 countries and regions to discuss and define the future course of strategies for hospitality and tourism schools, and to share solutions to common issues in an effort to promote further growth of hospitality and tourism studies within comprehensive universities. On 28 May, the Summit was opened with welcomi...

PolyU Study Finds Focus on Accessibility Key to Exhibition Market Development

December 27, 2017

When choosing whether to attend an exhibition, exhibitors will go almost anywhere there is potential for successful business but visitors prefer destinations with good accessibility and an attractive leisure environment, according to Dr Karin Weber of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and her co-researcher Dr Xin Jin. Their recently published research study explores the attractiveness of exhibition destinations from visitor and organiser perspectives, providing practical guidelines that destinations and organisers can use to evaluate and develop destination resources. The researche...

PolyU Study Urges Hotels to Engage the Facebook Generation

November 30, 2017

Hotels should make greater use of social media to evaluate their performance from the customer's perspective, according to Dr Bona Kim (Ph.D. graduate) and Dr Sam Kim of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a co-researcher in a recently published study. Having analysed hundreds of online hotel reviews, the researchers identified the hotel features that customers find most satisfying and dissatisfying. Their results provide helpful suggestions for how hotel managers can make effective use of social media to monitor and respond to customers' positive and negative experiences. With t...

PolyU School of Hotel and Tourism Management Scholar Conferred Endowed Professorship

September 5, 2017

Endowed by the Victoria Park Hotels Limited, Professor Haiyan Song, Associate Dean of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, was conferred the title Mr and Mrs Chan Chak Fu Professor in International Tourism at the Third Inauguration of Endowed Professorships held at the University on 5 September 2017. Presided over by Council Chairman of the University, Mr Chan Tze-ching, the ceremony paid tribute to distinguished scholars for their outstanding academic achievements and significant contributions to the community, as well as to allow the community to demonstrate support for and give re...

PolyU Study Finds Profound Changes in Chinese Visitor Profiles and Behaviour After Visa Liberalisation

July 27, 2017

The relaxation of visa regulations for mainland Chinese tourists visiting Hong Kong has dramatically increased the number of arrivals, almost completely changed the tourists' profiles and altered what they do once in the city, according to Ph.D. graduate Dr Anyu Liu and Professor Bob McKercher of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In a recently published article the researchers highlight the extent of changes to visitor behaviour and satisfaction, and note that other countries wanting to adjust their visa regulations to exploit the huge potential of the Chinese tourism market shoul...

School of Hotel and Tourism Management Entered into Strategic Partnership with HNA Hospitality Group in Support of Talent Development

February 20, 2017

The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the HNA Hospitality Group (HNA) have recently come together to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate and work together in the areas of internship, scholarship, executive education and industry attachment in support of talent training and development. The HNA Group is a fast expanding conglomerate headquartered in Haikou, Hainan, China. Founded in 1993, the Group has developed rapidly and internationally to encompass core businesses of aviation, hospitality, tourism, real estate, retail, finance, logistics, shipbuilding...

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