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  • Why Pick Virginia Tech’s HTM Program? May 3, 2017
    We’re ranked #2 in the country! Virginia Tech’s HTM program was recently ranked #2 in the country and #6 in the World! The program has always been in the top 10 programs nationwide, and is constantly working to be the best.     We have #HokieHospitality HTM students aren’t the only hospitable ones at Virginia […]
  • CHIA Workshop Teaches Valuable Analytics Skills April 5, 2017
    For the first time, Virginia Tech’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Department offered students a chance to complete CHIA (Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics) as yet another way to build competitive resumes. The 16 participants in the class, made up of Virginia Tech students and local industry professionals, completed the program with a 100% pass rate. […]
  • Hospitality Management Association Cruises to Bahamas April 5, 2017
    The Hospitality Management Association (HMA) has a tradition of taking educational and networking trips twice a year. These trips have been to places like Chicago, New York, and Nashville. However, this year the students decided to plan an exciting new opportunity by taking a cruise. “When I was trying to decide on places to go […]
  • HTM Department Ranks #2 in the Country April 2, 2017
    QS World University Rankings has ranked Virginia Tech’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Department at #6 Worldwide and #2 in the United States. The rankings were determined by rating academic reputation, citations per paper, and employer reputation. The World Rankings release annual ratings based on subject. 2017 saw 4 new subjects introduced, including Hospitality and Leisure […]
  • Professor Phil Xiang Wins Best Conference Research Paper Award March 31, 2017
    Hospitality and Tourism Management Professor Phil Xiang recently attended the ENTER 2017 eTourism Conference held in Rome, Italy. He presented his research paper on “Assessing Reliability of Social Media Data: Lessons from Mining TripAdvisor Hotel Reviews.” Dr. Xiang’s specialty is online tourism marketing. He teaches HTM 4354: IT & Social Media in Hospitality and Tourism […]