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2024 APacCHRIE Conference Wrap-up

Dear Delegates and Hotel, Restaurant, Institution and Tourism Professionals,

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Eta Sigma Delta visits Chicago!


This Spring, college and university members of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) International Honor Society, Eta Sigma Delta (ESD), traveled to Chicago, Illinois, USA, for a Professional Development and Networking Event. This event was held in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show.



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CoStar SHARE Center in Montreal

Around the World in 80 Minutes, a pre-conference webinar with SHARE Center

Wednesday, 10 July 2024

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2024 ICHRIE Leadership Election Results

Dear Friends,

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2024 NENACHRIE Conference Wrap-Up

The NENA CHRIE Federation held its spring regional conference this year at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, ME from 4-6 April 2024. The conference was a remarkable success, not even a winter storm could stop our NENA colleagues from getting together for a weekend of learning and networking!

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CHRIE FutureFund™ Spends 100% of Funds Raised on Awards for Members

When deciding to provide a donation, individuals often inquire as to how their donation will be used.

The very best charities, according to philanthropic research, spend the overwhelming percentage of funds on actual charitable activities, and not on such items as marketing or salaries. However, your CHRIE FutureFund™ has always spent 100% of any funds received on awards, so you can be assured your donation is being maximized.

While neither ICHRIE nor CHRIE FutureFund™ are charities, ICHRIE is a non-profit entity that focuses on education. CHRIE FutureFund™, for explanatory purposes, is an investment account under supervision of the ICHRIE Finance Committee that supports the long-term success of ICHRIE and its members. For those who file taxes in the United States there is a slight advantage to donating funds to non-profits/charities, and with changes in recent U.S. tax laws may only apply to those who itemize deductions. It is understood that those from outside the U.S. may have different rules associated with donating to non-profits and charities. What is important to know is that writing a significant check to CHRIE FutureFund™ will have maximum impact of the amount.

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2024 SECSACHRIE Conference Wrap-up


The 9th Annual SECSACHRIE Conference, hosted by the College of Hospitality, Retail & Sport Management at the University of South Carolina (USC), under the theme Where history, culture and southern hospitality meet, was a resounding success. During the two days, we networked with, participated in, and listened to 63 presentations from 27 universities and companies, alongside 97 conference attendees and participants. We saw a record number of pedagogy presentations as the SECSA community continues to celebrate research and content in this area. 

We extend our profound gratitude to Mr. Troy Flanagan of the AHLA for his informative and eye-opening keynote address reviewing issues surrounding staffing, as we embrace our role as educators in providing exceptional employees for our industry. Our industry panel was diverse, covering the legal, lodging, beverage and DMO components of our industry. I quote the industry panel moderator and Director of Research, Dr. Wei Wei:

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2024 ICHRIE Hotel Challenge by Knowledge Matters


We are excited to inform you that Knowledge Matters and The International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) have partnered to present the 2024 ICHRIE Hotel Challenge by Knowledge Matters featuring the Hospitality Collection of Case Simulations!

The ICHRIE Hotel Challenge by Knowledge Matters is open to college-level students who attend schools that are ICHRIE institutional members. Participants test their skills at managing a simulated hotel. This web-based simulation used in the competition was developed in partnership with the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation and Marriott International.

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Inaugural ICHRIE Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) Undergraduate Research Symposium Wrap-Up

The Inaugural ICHRIE Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) Undergraduate Research Symposium is a wrap!  

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CHRIE FutureFund™ Sponsors Dissertation Proposal Competition

Last summer the CHRIE FutureFund sponsored the Inaugural Dissertation Competition. There were five winners, representing five different doctoral programs in hospitality and tourism. The 2024 CHRIE FutureFund Dissertation Proposal Competition is open to all doctoral students who are at the proposal stage of their doctoral program.  The CHRIE FutureFund is pleased to sponsor this Dissertation Proposal Competition as it fits the mission of the CHRIE FutureFund in that future faculty are being supported.

The five winners from last year (2023) were:

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2024 WFCHRIE Conference Wrap-Up

Dear friends and colleagues,

I am ecstatic to share that the 2024 WFCHRIE Conference hosted by Metropolitan State University - Denver was a great success. This year’s theme “Explore the World of Hospitality” was designed and executed by MSU-Denver students under faculty guidance.

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ICHRIE Welcomes Dr. Cynthia Mejia and Dr. Donna Albano to the ICHRIE Board of Directors


Dr. Cynthia Mejia has accepted to take on the role of Interim Director of Education until the ICHRIE Global Conference in Montreal (24-26 July 2024). We would like to thank Dr. Annette Graham for the hard work she has done for ICHRIE and wish her the best of luck in the future. Cynthia is enthusiastic about carrying forward Annette’s legacy and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this position. She already has numerous ideas to enhance the value provided to members committed to education. You shall hear from her soon. Welcome on board Cynthia!
Donna Albano, Stockton University, has accepted the role of interim Chair of the Eta Sigma Delta Board of Governors.  We want to thank Tim Flohr for his dedicated service, as he decided to step down from his role. We are immensely grateful to Tim for his outstanding contributions and leadership during his tenure.  Tim will remain active as Immediate Past Chair for the remainder of this year.

Donna has been a part of ICHRIE and ESD for many years in various roles and is well-positioned to steward the mission of ESD. We are confident that Donna will continue to lead us with the same dedication and vision that Tim has displayed throughout his tenure. We thank Donna Albano for her commitment and welcome her to this new role. We remain enthusiastic about the future of ESD and thank both the entire Board of Governors for their time and effort and Mary Richards, ICHRIE for her amazing support for all our work. Thank you for your continued dedication and support of ICHRIE and Eta Sigma Delta.  

2024 ICHRIE Research Reports Competition

The editors of ICHRIE Research Reports are pleased to announce the second ICHRIE Research Reports Competition, sponsored by DePaul University, that will culminate with award presentations during the 2024 ICHRIE Global Conference


The purpose of ICHRIE Research Reports is to generate a series of peer-reviewed research reports (white papers) that are based on academic research findings that are targeted toward industry practitioners and policymakers. ICHRIE Research Reports translate academic research findings into practical applications that can make a difference in the hospitality and tourism industry.

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2024 Call for Case Study Competition & Publication Series


ICHRIE and Johnson & Wales University JHTC Case Study Competition

Call for Case Studies

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2024 ICHRIE Global Research Marathon

I am pleased to inform you that the 4th Annual ICHRIE Global Research Marathon has officially begun.

The main objective of this effort is to encourage research collaboration among our members. We are confident that we have successfully accomplished this objective over the past four years.

To share some testimonials from past and current participants:

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JHTR Special Issue on The Emergence of New Work Paradigms: Shaping the Hospitality and Tourism Industry and Its Workforce


Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research has a new Call for Papers for a special issue themed, The Emergence of New Work Paradigms: Shaping the Hospitality and Tourism Industry and Its Workforce.

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CHRIE FUTUREFUND™ Introduces the Legacy Program

Since its founding in the mid-1990’s by a group of ICHRIE members, the CHRIE Future Fund has been dedicated to providing support to the ICHRIE membership while also building a long-term rainy-day fund for ICHRIE. Fun(d) activities at the Annual Conference have generated slightly over $200,000 in total donations to date, a significant accomplishment and one that has benefited many ICHRIE members. The success of the CHRIE Future Fund requires a continual accumulation of donations, while the growth of the fund coupled with a reasonable level of return ensures long-term viability.

The CHRIE Future Fund™ has provided support for the Knowledge Matters Challenge, Case Study Competition, Graduate Student and Graduate Research Conference Best Paper Winners, Dissertation Proposal Competition Winners, and registration to the Annual ICHRIE Conference for twenty-four (24) faculty from developing nations. CHRIE Future Fund Committee members have discussed the increasing number of requests for support and want to assist those that meet the objectives of the CHRIE Future Fund. As the name implies, the CHRIE Future Fund is focused on ensuring the long-term future of hospitality and tourism education, and thus also the future of ICHRIE as the leading association for those involved in hospitality and tourism education.

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CHRIE FutureFund™ Supports Best Paper Winners

Xinying Xu, Chang Ma, Juhwan Lim, Alberto Beiza and Dr. Robert Bosselman (left to right)

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LEVEL UP, an ICHRIE and Russell Partnership Technology Revenue Management Competition

On behalf of ICHRIE and Russell Partnership Technology, we are delighted to announce the winners of the 2024 Level Up, a Revenue Management Competition.

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2024 ICHRIE Call For Papers

Submission Opening Information

International CHRIE is excited to announce that submissions will be accepted soon for the 2024 ICHRIE Global Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada!

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