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Asia-Pacific Federation

Warren Goodsir, President of APacCHRIE



Dear ICHRIE members and friends

I am honoured to work with you as President of APacCHRIE in the pursuit of excellence in hospitality and tourism education, research, and industry practice.

As we emerge from the shadow of Covid-19 and face the development of new technologies and challenges, the world is changing at an unprecedented pace. Today, more than ever, people are seeking the connections and experiences that hospitality and tourism provide. The opportunities we have as members of ICHRIE and our federations are enormous. We know that striving for excellence in hospitality and tourism delivers economic, cultural and social value to our communities, nations, and regions.

We, as an organisation with members from across the globe, have the opportunity to make our world a more sustainable place, enriching the lives of all our people and communities, and delivering a sector that is sustainable for the longer term. At the local level, we aim to enhance the lives of individuals and to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in the development of new products, services and experiences that lead to a thriving small business ecosystem. At a global level, we enable people to connect from all corners of the world, fostering international understanding and cooperation. This interconnectedness has the potential to promote peace, diplomacy, cross-cultural understanding, economic development, and cooperation.

Representing more than 18 nations across the Asia-Pacific region, the APacCHRIE board of directors and I look forward to working with you to create thriving and sustainable communities through advancing education, research, and industry practice. In this pursuit we invite you to join us along with the hosts, YONSEI University, at the 22nd APacCHRIE Conference in Seoul, South Korea on 24-26 May 2024.

Warren Goodsir

APacCHRIE President



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