On Saturday, Hospitality Management Graduate Kimberley Kirk-Macaulay and Dr Susan Horner presented their paper at the 30th EuroCHRIE conference in Lausanne.
The European Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education (EuroCHRIE) is the official federation for Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and Africa of International CHRIE, the leading international organisation that supports education and training for the world’s largest industry.
EuroCHRIE represents 169 International CHRIE members. The European Federation brings together educators from hospitality & tourism management schools and universities into a global network in close co-operation with industry representatives. Under the CHRIE umbrella, both education and industry combine their efforts to shape the future of hospitality & tourism.
The 30thannual conference was held from the 25th – 27th October in the historic city of Lausanne in Switzerland was this year tilted “Hospitality for a better world”. The conference is aimed at lecturers and industry experts and most the papers are presented by doctorate students and lecturers.
Kimberley and Susan’s paper, titled “Status-Seeking Consumer Behaviour and its Impact on the Hospitality Consumption of Young Professional Females”, fought off intense completion to be accepted.
Susan commented “Over the last three years I have tried to get a paper published on the basis of an undergraduate dissertation in order to get the students present it at EuroCHRIE.
This year was the first paper to be accepted from Bournemouth University and only in my first year here! Kimberley’s paper fought off intense competition to be accepted, since a great deal were rejected.
Her final presentation was highly praised by the audience which included delegates from across the world including leading Universities who deliver hospitality programmes in Europe and the US”
Congratulations to both Susan and Kimberley on this fantastic achievement!
For more information on EuroCHRIE please see http://eurochrie2012.ehl.edu/