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Hospitality Management students win best paper at KAHTEA conference

Thursday, April 26, 2018

John Saiki and Hunter Clark, seniors in hospitality management, won Best Paper in the undergraduate section of the Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association, KAHTEA, conference in Las Vegas.

Saiki and Clark, with guidance from Dr. Jichul Jang, presented on their paper “Do online reviews affect a hotel’s RevPar? It depends”. Their research looked to examine how managing online reviews influence hotel performance.

“This research project provided an enriching learning experience for the students”, said Jang, assistant professor and faculty mentor. “They put in many hours of preparation over the last serval months and I am very proud of the quality of my students’ performance at the conference”.

The Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association fosters academic and professional collaboration and networking between hospitality educators and industry professionals in both Korea and America. This year’s conference was held April 20 and 21 in Las Vegas.

 

This article was posted on Thursday, April 26, 2018, and is filed under College News, Hospitality Management, Student Research.