Contemporary themes in hospitality


09.06.2021

A student-led online conference will explore contemporary themes in the hospitality industry. The conference, to be held via Microsoft Teams on 11 June 2011, has been organised by graduating students of the BA International Hotel Management at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD).

A student-led online conference will explore contemporary themes in the hospitality industry.  The conference, to be held via Microsoft Teams on 11 June 2011, has been organised by graduating students of the BA International Hotel Management at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD).

With hospitality among the worst hit sectors of the pandemic, the conference aims to address key themes affecting the industry and its future post-pandemic. 

Topics range from the introduction of Natasha’s law in the UK which aims to ensure that food is labelled correctly to protect allergy sufferers and give them confidence in the food they buy; the future of spas in a post-COVID word, how Airbnb has disrupted the hotel industry, as well as the role of youth hostels, sustainability, and green travel. 

Rohan St Lawrence Dubrey, a BA International Hotel Management student said: "Coming to the end of an undergraduate study is no easy task. There has been a tremendous level of research that has gone into preparing for this conference. We want to share with you our ideas and potential solutions to some of the contemporary issues affecting the industry at this moment. This online conference aims to promote awareness of a sector that has been highly affected by the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19. "

Dr Jayne Griffith-Parry, Programme Manager said: “This is an important event for our students who are about to graduate from the programme and embark on careers within the Hospitality Industry. They will be sharing some of their ideas on contemporary themes that are important to them and they have taken time to consider the impact that they might have on the industry.

The International Hotel Management programme has grown exponentially during the extended periods of lockdown, and it is now offered across the UK via a blended learning approach. 

Dr Jayne Griffith-Parry says she is delighted with how the students have adapted to delivering the conference in an online format.

“This has led to the students not only learning the skills of presentation and conference content writing but also digital and technical skills, which will no doubt be invaluable to them going forward into their careers. This has been an amazing achievement for them all, and the students who we will hear from on the day are only a representation of the greater cohort who have all helped within the process.”

The conference aims to benefit not only to those working within the industry but also to any potential students who wish to learn more about the industry.

“What could be better than learning from our students, to really gain an understanding of what the International Hotel Management programme at UWTSD can offer,” says Dr Griffith-Parry.

“For those from industry who will be joining us, and who are interested in the employment of well informed and prepared graduates, then look no further than those you can meet by attending this conference.

“September sees the launch of our International Hotel Management MBA programme which will be delivered in a variety of formats, on campus, blended and fully online. We are recruiting for this and our undergraduate programmes now and would be keen to hear from anyone wishing further information.”

Further Information

Rebecca Davies

Swyddog Gweithredol Cysylltiadau â’r Wasg a’r Cyfryngau

Executive Press and Media Relations Officer

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Corporate Communications and PR

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Email: Rebecca.Davies@uwtsd.ac.uk