People’s Daily Online and China National Radio Focused on “the Sixteenth Conference on Asia-Pacific Hotel, Catering and Education” Undertaken by Our School

From May 31st to June 2nd, 2018, the Sixteenth Conference on Asia-Pacific Hote,l Catering and Education (hereinafter referred to as APacCHRIE) was successfully held in our school. This conference was sponsored by Association of Asia-Pacific Hotel, Catering and Tourism Education and undertaken by our school, it took innovation and sustainability as the theme and discussed the tourism, hotel and catering management with innovative thinking, and it had attracted 300 representatives of the renowned scholars, professors, masters and doctors, industry leaders from tourism management circles around the world and government figures. This conference had been reported by People’s Daily Online, China National Radio, and so on.  

This conference contained keynote report, theme forum, youth conference, dialogue forum for chief editors of periodicals, industry forum, alumni forum, enterprise field forum, and other activities. It had carried out extensive and in-depth academic discussions on the frontier issues of tourism research, and had received 271 papers.

Professor Kaye Chon, the founder of APacCHRIE and the president of the School of Hotel & Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, expressed in his speech that the Conference on Asia-Pacific Hotel, Catering and Education had established a communication platform for the professional scholars in tourism & catering service industry in Asia-Pacific region and even in the world, and it had made great contributions to the development of tourism & hotel service industry in Asia-Pacific region. 

Professor Wang Fan, the president of our school, hoped that the research of department of tourism & hotel management not only focused on the hotel industry, but also covered the other service industries with hotel industry as the center. At the same time, he hoped that we could exchange and cooperate with different countries and schools on multiple projects in a wider range. 

People’s Daily Online said, “The three days of conference really provides a communication and sharing platform for the worlds scholars and professionals in hotel, catering and tourism industry.” 

China National Radio said, “APacCHRIE is the most influential academic summit on tourism, hotel and catering management in Asia-Pacific region, and it is also the annual event of the Asia-Pacific Branch of International CHRIE. It has successfully held 15 conferences since 2002 and has attracted the renowned scholars from the academic world of tourism management, and it enjoys a great reputation in the academic world of international tourism. This APacCHRIE is held in China for the second time after 11 years, and the first time it was held in China was in Bejing in 2007.  

The screenshots of the reports are as follows:

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Screenshot of the report on people.cn

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Screenshot of the report on CNR.cn