HTSI launches Executive Education programs on Revenue Management and Hotel Finances


The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI) is taking a new step forward in the training of executive professionals, launching a new Executive Education line with University Expert Programs in Revenue Management and Hotel Finances. The main goal of these programs is to provide answers to social debates and solutions for the current challenges to tourism through professional meetings, studies and specific training.

“The tourism, hotel and recreation sector is in constant evolution. With the new Executive Education line, we’re providing professionals with the knowledge and the tools they need to address issues that currently affect them, along with more complete training in revenue management and hotel finances”, states Florencia Cueto, Director of Executive Education at HTSI.


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HTSI signs collaboration agreements with prestigious hotel businesses on a national and international level



The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI) continues to expand its network of professional partners by signing collaboration agreements with different well-known tourism and hotel companies on a national and international level. Renaissance Barcelona HotelMCI, Sport Hotels AndorraFour Seasons FirenzeKuoniRitz Carlton DubaiAtlanta Viajas and NH Amsterdam Zuid are the businesses most recently added to HTSI’s long list of partners.

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Guest Management and tecnology at HTSI’S 9TH Jornada de Tendencias


Technological advances constantly redefine business models in the tourism and hotel sector, and directly impact customers’ experiences. This is a factor that increasingly influences the optimization of technical, human, economic and material resources. As a result, the HTSI’s 9th Jornada de Tendencias, organized by the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (Ramon Llull University), will focus on the customer-business relationship and guest management through technology.

The event, entitled “Guest Management: afianzando la relación con el cliente a través de la tecnología en el sector turístico” (Guest Management: strengthening the relationship with customers through technology in the tourism sector) will put participants in contact with the latest technologies to build a solid, efficient relationship with customers. The Jornada de Tendencias is aimed at tourism professionals and will be held this coming Monday, March 5 (4:00 pm-7:00 pm) at the Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona.



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Jordi Hereu, new trustee of the Xavier Private Foundation


jordi-hereu-xavier-private-foundation-barcelona-htsiJordi Hereu, former Mayor of Barcelona, has been named trustee of the Xavier Foundation, the legal owner of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI). At a special session held last December, the Board of Trustees of the Xavier Foundation unanimously approved making Jordi Hereu a new trustee.

With the incorporation of Jordi Hereu, the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi will continue to face the challenges arising from the growth of the institution, its position as a key player in the hotel and tourism sector, and the promotion of research and the transfer of knowledge. In addition, it will help to strengthen the School’s position in the city of Barcelona, a unique destination for those wishing to study tourism because of its global and international dimension.

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The Way of St. James and the Erasmus program, winners of the 15th edition of Xavier Tourism Awards-HTSI


xavier-tourism-awards-way-of-st-james-erasmus-htsi-barcelona-1The Way of St. James and the Erasmus university mobility program are the winners of the Xavier Tourism Awards-HTSI in their 15th Edition. The awards were given at a ceremony held today in the Hotel Sofía in Barcelona.

Alberto Núñez Feijóo, President of the Government of Galicia, collected the award given to the Way of St. James in the professional category. Ferran Tarradellas, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Barcelona, collected the award given to the Erasmus program in the academic category.

Each year, the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI), part of Ramon Llull University, gives out the Xavier Tourism Awards-HTSI in recognition of careers with high levels of excellence, dedication, innovation and social contribution in the area of tourism. It does so in an academic and a professional category. The awards take their name from St. Francis Xavier, patron saint of tourism.

Federico Mayor Zaragoza, former Spanish Minister of Education and Science and former President of UNESCO, presided over the event as the representative of the jury that selected the winners at a meeting held on September 20 at HTSI. Other participants included Josep Maria Garrell, Rector of Ramon Llull University; Carlos Losada, General Director of UNIJES-Jesuit Universities; Eugeni Gay, President of the Xavier Foundation, and Ricard Santomà, Dean of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management St. Ignasi.


The Way of St. James, the first European Cultural Route and a World Heritage Site, was awarded the Xavier Tourism Award-HTSI in the professional category for its long history of developing humanized tourism based on hospitality. From its creation in 1991 to the present, the Xacobeo has helped to boost, promote and add value to the different Ways of St. James and Jacobean culture, with the end goal of promoting the sociocultural and socioeconomic promotion of large areas of Galicia.

In the academic category, the Xavier Award-HTSI was given to the Erasmus program (celebrating its 30th anniversary this year) for its promotion of European integration, exchange between peoples, knowledge of the culture of other countries, diversity, cooperation, tolerance, openness, education and globalization, among other notable and positive values associated with tourism. Over 4 million young people have enjoyed the opportunity to undergo a period of formation in universities across Europe, with the goal of improving the quality and strengthening the European dimension of higher education while promoting transnational cooperation among universities.


The jury of the Xavier Tourism Awards-HTSI, which selected the winners unanimously, is made up of 14 prestigious individuals:


  • Antonio Asensio(President of the Board of Directors of the Zeta Group)
  • Lluís Bassat(former President for Spain of the Bassat Ogilvy Iberia Group)
  • Eugènia Bieto(General Director of ESADE)
  • Anna Maria Birulés(former Minister of Science and Technology)
  • José Boada(President of the Pelayo Group)
  • Josefina Castellví(oceanographer, biologist and writer)
  • Isidre Fainé(President of the La Caixa Banking Foundation and of Criteria Caixa)
  • Lluís Foix (journalist, correspondent and former Director of La Vanguardia)
  • Eugeni Gay(President of the Xavier Foundation, former President of the General Council of Spanish Lawyers and Vice President Emeritus of the Spanish Constitutional Court)
  • Javier Godó(Count of Godó and President of the Godó Group)
  • Amancio López(owner of the Hotusa Group)
  • Jaime Oraá(President of UNIJES and former Rector of the University of Deusto)
  • Camina Solà-Morales(former Director of the Sant Ignasi University School of Tourism)


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