In order to become a leader in hotel management, you need to remain up-to-date with the latest trends in the hotel sector, especially here at home. To this end, Bruno Hallé, a partner at Cushman & Wakefield, offered a lecture on new trends in hospitality for students of the Master’s Degree in Hotel Business Management.
“Although fewer hotels were opened, 2019 has been a good year”, stated Hallé at the beginning of his talk for students of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi – HTSI (Ramon Llull University). Hallé presented the most significant KPIs, such as RevPar (one of the leading tools for measuring financial performance in the hotel industry), ADR (Average Daily Rate), or occupancy percentage. “If we focus on RevPar, which is at 6.2 %, the overall balance isn’t bad”, announced the Cushman & Wakefield partner.Read more
Why is innovation so important? This was the question asked by Maurici Segú, founder and director of Innovarout, in a conference for students of the University Master’s Program in Hotel Management at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi – HTSI (Ramon Llull University). In an increasingly competitive market, innovation promotes the growth and transformation of organizations and businesses. Furthermore, in the hospitality sector, it helps to better connect people.
“You should give yourselves the opportunity to change and create new projects, ideas or services”, Segú told students, adding that it is essential to “share ideas and create experiences. In the end, innovation is an attitude we need to cultivate.”
On October 25, a new edition of the Professional Talent Forum was held at Hotel Arts by the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi – HTSI (Ramon Llull University).
Students of the Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management, the Master’s Degree in Hotel Business Management, the Master’s Degree in Business Tourism and Events Management and the University Master’s Degree in Hotel Management attended this annual event to interact in person with the heads of Human Resources and other important departments from the most prestigious companies in the field of hospitality and recreation.Read more
Students of HTSI’s Executive Master’s Program in Business Tourism and Events visited IMEX and the Future Leaders Forum, held in Frankfurt. IMEX, held from May 12-14, is known worldwide as a gathering for those organizing events, meetings and incentive trips.
Gloria Martí, Georgina Calvo and Francesc Vila served as representatives of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi – HTSI, and they got a chance to attend different conferences, to network with professionals from the world of events and to participate in the Future Leaders Forum. This program is organized by IMEX, MPI (Meeting Professionals International) and MCI, and it is attended by recognized international businesses from the MICE sector that invite university students from around the world to interact with them.Read more
The Master’s Degree in Business Tourism and Events is among Spain’s 5 best master’s programs specialized in tourism, according to El Mundo newspaper’s annual ranking. This program, which came in at nº 5, is notable for its close relationship with the sector, as well as the opportunities for networking participants enjoy.
Business tourism and events management is one of the most significant, fast-growing areas of the tourism and hotel sector. Cities like Barcelona are becoming known as venues for events, as well as recipients of a large number of business travellers.Read more
Executive chef and culinary advisor Nandu Jubany offered a master class on preparing culinary proposals in hotels for students of the Executive Master’s Degree in Hotel Business Management at the School of Tourism and Hotel Management Sant Ignasi – HTSI (Ramon Llull University).
Nandu Jubany is a point of reference in Catalan cuisine, both for his talent as a chef and his many culinary projects: restaurants, events, counselling, a brand of dietary supplements, etc. He works closely with the hotel sector, and is currently the culinary advisor for Hotel Majestic in Barcelona. He also holds a Michelin Star for his restaurant Can Jubany.Read more
The experience of Anna Contreras, an alumnus of the HTSI Master’s Program in Hotel Business Management
Anna Contreras, chief operations officer at Aspasios Apartments, shared her experience as an alumnus of the Executive Master’s Program in Hotel Business Management at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi – HTSI: “I was doubting between a few different options, but what won me over –besides the School’s reputation, being a part of Ramon Llull University and the good relationship with ESADE– was the great professors”, Contreras explained.
HTSI’s master’s program in hotel management provides the management skills and abilities needed to deal with current challenges in the tourism and hotel industry. It puts students in direct contact with people in the sector through meetings with tourism and hospitality professionals, like the Hospitality Managers Forum organized by the School.
In addition, the master’s program has a clear practical orientation, since it reinforces formal knowledge and provides students with the methods and tools that ensure they can take on personal and professional challenges: “working on my final project throughout the year was really useful. It let me apply everything I learned in a realistic setting”, Contreras concluded.Read more
Providing an inside look at hotel management is one of the main goals of the Executive Master’s Degree in Hotel Business Management at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi – HTSI (Ramon Llull University). As a result, the School organizes Hospitality Managers Forums: regular meetings with businesspeople, management and professionals of known prestige in the world of tourism, hospitality and recreation.Read more
El próximo jueves 4 de julio, a las 19.30h, la Facultad de Turismo y Dirección Hotelera Sant Ignasi (URL) da a conocer su oferta de masters, basados en cuatro grandes ejes: la gestión y dirección hotelera, la organización de eventos, el desarrollo de competencias de liderazgo, la innovación y una estrecha relación con la industria turística y hotelera internacional.Read more
On April 25, the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI) organized the second edition of the Summer & Job Forum HTSI. This is a meeting of businesses from the tourism and hotel sector, students of the Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management, students of the University and Executive Master’s programs and HTSI alumni.
The event, held at the Hotel Arts, provided opportunities for summer internships as well as job offers so HTSI alumni and tourism students could gain a foothold in the work of employment and get a leg up in their careers.Read more
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