ICHRIE Celebrates Dr. Patrick J. Moreo

The ICHRIE family extends its condolences to Dr. Patrick J. Moreo’s family, colleagues, the global hospitality community, and ICHRIE Premium Member, University of South Florida.

Dr. Moreo has had a profound impact over his 50+ year career. He mentored students and faculty in a variety of roles, worked closely with industry, and touched so many lives. Most recently, Dr. Moreo was a Professor at USF's Muma College of Business School of Hospitality and Tourism Management where he was appointed Dean in 2016, providing leadership to the faculty, students, and industry constituents. Previously, Dr. Moreo served the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) in leadership roles with the International Gaming Institute and the Hospitality Research and Development Center; he was appointed Associate Dean and Professor through 2016. In addition to these contributions to hospitality education, Dr. Moreo also served Oklahoma State University, New Mexico State University, and the Pennsylvania State University. 

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SECSA Federation 2023 Conference Wrap-Up


Dear SECSA-CHRIE Members,

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ICHRIE Visits Virginia Tech's MSBA Hospitality and Tourism Management Program

Recently, ICHRIE Executive Director, Fran Brasseux, visited the Northern Virginia Center (in Falls Church, VA) and learned about the amazing new Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. ICHRIE had a warm welcome from Dr. Mahmood Khan, Mary Richards, Jim Murphy (Information Technology) and international hospitality and tourism graduate students.

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2023 NENACHRIE Board Election

Dear Colleagues,

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2023 ICHRIE Award Nominations


It’s the MOST WONDERFUL time of the year!!

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West CHRIE Federation 2023 Conference Wrap-up

I am thrilled to share that it was another great WF CHRIE Conference this year, with 130+ conference attendees!

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2023 ICHRIE Hotel Challenge by Knowledge Matters

Dear ICHRIE Members,

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Fran & Ralf's Fabulous Florida Road Trip

Last week, ICHRIE's Fran Brasseux (ICHRIE Executive Director) and Dr. Ralf Burbach (ICHRIE President and Assistant Head of the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism at Technological University Dublin) hit the road in sunny Florida, USA. During their four-day road trip, they traveled to see ICHRIE family at several universities and made several stops along the way. We are excited to share their adventure with you!


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2023 ICHRIE Research Reports Competition

The editors of ICHRIE Research Reports are pleased to announce the first ICHRIE Research Reports Competition, sponsored by DePaul University, that will culminate with award presentations during the 2023 Annual International CHRIE Summer Conference. 

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ICHRIE Introduces the ICHRIE Industry Advisory Council


 Bridging the Gap Between Industry and Academia 

By appointment from ICHRIE President, Dr. Ralf Burbach, Head of Hospitality Discipline, TU Dublin, ICHRIE welcomes the first ICHRIE Industry Advisory Council (IAC) in our 75-year history. 

ICHRIE has taken on the responsibility to help connect academia and industry in a way that supports collaboration, innovation, responsible change, and continual growth. Creating the IAC is our largest effort on bridging the gap between industry and academia

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ICHRIE Welcomes Juli Leonardo


JANUARY 2023 - ICHRIE welcomes Juli Leonardo, Project Management Specialist, to the Richmond, Virginia USA office. Here's a little about our new team member and ICHRIE family...

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2023 CHRIE Global Research Marathon in Collaboration with JHTR

The Third Annual International CHRIE Global Research Marathon in Collaboration with JHTR 

Interested? CLICK HERE to take the survey. 

SURVEY CLOSES 31 January 2023.


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ICHRIE & Future Fund Support Graduate Students Research

For many years, ICHRIE and its CHRIE FutureFund™ had supported Best Paper winners from the Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality & Tourism by awarding complimentary registration to the ICHRIE Annual Conference to each student winner.  During Future Fund Committee meetings held in fall 2022, co-chairs Misty Johansen and Carl Winston encouraged committee members to think bigger in terms of Future Fund impact. At its December meeting, committee members voted unanimously to approve awarding each student Best Paper winner from the Graduate Conference with a $1,000 award voucher. The award voucher provided complimentary registration for the 2023 ICHRIE Annual Summer Conference in Phoenix, as well as allowing the respective winner to choose among a complimentary one-year ICHRIE membership, reimbursement of lodging in the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa during conference, or reimbursement of airfare to/from Phoenix, with total award maximum of $1,000.

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2022 Fall ESD Induction Ceremonies

We are excited to announce over 30 Eta Sigma Delta Honor Societies held induction ceremonies during the 2022 Fall semester. Together, the following schools inducted just short of 500 new honor society students!

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2022 CentralCHRIE Conference Wrap-Up

The 2022 CentralCHRIE Conference was hosted in conjunction with the Purdue University White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management’s inaugural annual Spirit of Hospitality Summit on September 29th and 30th. It was well attended with a number of industry professionals, faculty, and staff traveling from outside of the Purdue community as well as faculty and students (both graduate and undergraduate level) from Purdue University. CentralCHRIE was represented by seven states and ten universities with approximately 34 member attendees. The Hospitality Summit featured over 30 educational sessions along with four keynote sessions, a networking event, a poster session sponsored by CentralCHRIE, and reception for CentralCHRIE members, all of which provided federation members with opportunities to engage with various programs.

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JHTR Special Issue on Above and Beyond: Advancing the Power of Experiences in Hospitality and Tourism

The focus of this special issue is to seek scholarly submissions examining experience-related topics from various perspectives including (but not limited to) marketing, consumer behavior, accounting and finance, strategy, human resources, technology, supply chain, food and beverage, and planning and design for the hospitality and tourism industry.

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2023 EuroCHRIE Conference Wrap-Up

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Sustainable Hospitality Alliance Partnership Announcement

ICHRIE and Sustainable Hospitality Alliance announce agreement to advance sustainability in the hospitality industry

Press release: 25 October 2022

Leading networks for responsible hospitality and global education for hospitality and tourism have formed a co-operation agreement to create innovative solutions for advancing sustainability in the hospitality sector. The agreement between the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (the Alliance) and the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) was announced at the Alliance’s Net Positive Summit in London on 11 October.

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ACPHA Recognized by CHEA


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VA Tech featured in the Pamplin Pulse

In the Summer 2022 issue of the Pamplin Pulse, the Virginia Tech’s TLOS, Thinkabit, and the MSBA-HTM program were featured for their contributions at the ICHRIE Conference’s Education and Innovation Center (EIC) at the 2022 Annual International CHRIE Summer Conference.

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