HTM in the News
- Virginia Tech ranks #4 on The 30 Best Hospitality Degree Programs in the U.S.!
- Virginia Tech announces plan for $225 million ‘Global Business and Data Analytics Complex’
- Chefs Serve up the Gold
- Q&A with Howard Feiertag and Rod Abraham
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Hokie Hospitality Blog
Why Pick Virginia Tech’s HTM Program?
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
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
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 […]
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HTM Department Ranks #2 in the Country
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
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 […]
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5 Reasons You Should Attend Destinations!
Jobs Destinations Career Fair has job opportunities for students of all majors and years. With recruiters from hotels, restaurants, property management, real estate, country clubs, and more you will be sure to find something for you. “You get a lot of great exposure, you get to meet a lot of great people, and you get […]
HTM Students Present at National STR Competition
On November 13th, four Virginia Tech Hospitality and Tourism Management Students were given the chance to deliver their Market Analysis of Charlotte, NC as a part of the national student STR Competition during the New York Hotel Show. Allison Toupin, Alfred Lam, Edward DeDecker, and Morgan Mosteller, have worked on the intense research project for […]
Jenna Wines Wins Rising Pineapple Award
This year the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging, and Travel Association (VRLTA) held their inaugural “Ordinary Awards Ceremony.” VRLTA created an award specifically for students entitled the Rising Pineapple Award: Hospitality Student of the Year. This award is for a high school or college student who has made “extraordinary contributions to Virginia’s hospitality and tourism industry through […]
Students Attend VA-1 Tourism Summit
This year marked the second annual student program at the VA-1 Tourism Summit, specifically created to give hospitality and tourism students in Virginia a chance to network and learn from leaders in the industry. The conference was held at the Hotel Roanoke on November 14-15th. Eric Terry, President of the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel […]
Eta Sigma Delta Welcomes New Members
On November 2nd, Eta Sigma Delta, the hospitality honors society, inducted ten new members. The society uses a selective process to include the top academic students within the Hospitality and Tourism Management program. This includes factors like GPA, class rank, and academic year. The ceremony began with a speech by President Alfred Lam, followed by […]