2023 ICHRIE Research Reports Competition

The editors of ICHRIE Research Reports are pleased to announce the first ICHRIE Research Reports Competition, sponsored by DePaul University, that will culminate with award presentations during the 2023 Annual International CHRIE Summer Conference. 

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ICHRIE Introduces the ICHRIE Industry Advisory Council


 Bridging the Gap Between Industry and Academia 

By appointment from ICHRIE President, Dr. Ralf Burbach, Head of Hospitality Discipline, TU Dublin, ICHRIE welcomes the first ICHRIE Industry Advisory Council (IAC) in our 75-year history. 

ICHRIE has taken on the responsibility to help connect academia and industry in a way that supports collaboration, innovation, responsible change, and continual growth. Creating the IAC is our largest effort on bridging the gap between industry and academia

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ICHRIE Welcomes Juli Leonardo


JANUARY 2023 - ICHRIE welcomes Juli Leonardo, Project Management Specialist, to the Richmond, Virginia USA office. Here's a little about our new team member and ICHRIE family...

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2023 CHRIE Global Research Marathon in Collaboration with JHTR

The Third Annual International CHRIE Global Research Marathon in Collaboration with JHTR 

Interested? CLICK HERE to take the survey. 

SURVEY CLOSES 31 January 2023.


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ICHRIE & Future Fund Support Graduate Students Research

For many years, ICHRIE and its CHRIE FutureFund™ had supported Best Paper winners from the Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality & Tourism by awarding complimentary registration to the ICHRIE Annual Conference to each student winner.  During Future Fund Committee meetings held in fall 2022, co-chairs Misty Johansen and Carl Winston encouraged committee members to think bigger in terms of Future Fund impact. At its December meeting, committee members voted unanimously to approve awarding each student Best Paper winner from the Graduate Conference with a $1,000 award voucher. The award voucher provided complimentary registration for the 2023 ICHRIE Annual Summer Conference in Phoenix, as well as allowing the respective winner to choose among a complimentary one-year ICHRIE membership, reimbursement of lodging in the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa during conference, or reimbursement of airfare to/from Phoenix, with total award maximum of $1,000.

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2022 Fall ESD Induction Ceremonies

We are excited to announce over 30 Eta Sigma Delta Honor Societies held induction ceremonies during the 2022 Fall semester. Together, the following schools inducted just short of 500 new honor society students!

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2022 CentralCHRIE Conference Wrap-Up

The 2022 CentralCHRIE Conference was hosted in conjunction with the Purdue University White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management’s inaugural annual Spirit of Hospitality Summit on September 29th and 30th. It was well attended with a number of industry professionals, faculty, and staff traveling from outside of the Purdue community as well as faculty and students (both graduate and undergraduate level) from Purdue University. CentralCHRIE was represented by seven states and ten universities with approximately 34 member attendees. The Hospitality Summit featured over 30 educational sessions along with four keynote sessions, a networking event, a poster session sponsored by CentralCHRIE, and reception for CentralCHRIE members, all of which provided federation members with opportunities to engage with various programs.

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JHTR Special Issue on Above and Beyond: Advancing the Power of Experiences in Hospitality and Tourism

The focus of this special issue is to seek scholarly submissions examining experience-related topics from various perspectives including (but not limited to) marketing, consumer behavior, accounting and finance, strategy, human resources, technology, supply chain, food and beverage, and planning and design for the hospitality and tourism industry.

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2023 EuroCHRIE Conference Wrap-Up

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Sustainable Hospitality Alliance Partnership Announcement

ICHRIE and Sustainable Hospitality Alliance announce agreement to advance sustainability in the hospitality industry

Press release: 25 October 2022

Leading networks for responsible hospitality and global education for hospitality and tourism have formed a co-operation agreement to create innovative solutions for advancing sustainability in the hospitality sector. The agreement between the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (the Alliance) and the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) was announced at the Alliance’s Net Positive Summit in London on 11 October.

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ACPHA Recognized by CHEA


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VA Tech featured in the Pamplin Pulse

In the Summer 2022 issue of the Pamplin Pulse, the Virginia Tech’s TLOS, Thinkabit, and the MSBA-HTM program were featured for their contributions at the ICHRIE Conference’s Education and Innovation Center (EIC) at the 2022 Annual International CHRIE Summer Conference.

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WVU - Member Highlight

West Virginia University


Last week, Fran Brasseux, ICHRIE Executive Director, had the honor of visiting Dr. Ajay Aluri at West Virginia University's John Chambers College of Business and Economics, Hospitality and Tourism Management program in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. There are so many exciting things happing at WVU, and we wanted to share them with you...

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2022 ICHRIE Call for Nominations


We need your leadership!  ICHRIE is seeking out candidates for several positions for the Board of Directors, beginning in the summer 2023.  This nomination process will continue through the fall semester.  The election will begin in March 2023.  The installation and actual office responsibilities would take effect in late July 2023 at the annual conference. 

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Sustainability on the Ground: Practices, Education & Resources Webinar

On 30 JUNE 2022 the Sustainability & Innovation SIG hosted the webinar, "Sustainability on the Ground: Practices, Education & Resources" that highlighted urban global hotel brands path to low impact to ecolodges protecting biodiversity-rich destinations, action is the name of the game.

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AHLA, AHLAF, ICHRIE Announce Partnership to Grow Workforce



WASHINGTON (June 15, 2022) –The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the AHLA Foundation, and the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) today announced a new strategic partnership, with the shared goal of growing the future workforce of the hotel and hospitality industry.

The announcement comes at a critical time for the hotel industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in May 2022 employment in the broader leisure and hospitality industry was down more than 1.3 million jobs compared to before the pandemic. Hotels are looking to fill many of those jobs. In a May 2022 survey of AHLA members, 97% said their hotels are understaffed, including 49% severely understaffed.

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2022 Spring ESD Induction Ceremonies

We are excited to announce that forty Eta Sigma Delta Honor Societies held Induction Ceremonies this past Spring. Together, the following schools inducted just short of 600 new honor society students! Congratulations to the following schools and the students and advisors they represent:

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JHTR Special Issue on Impacts of Future Technology on Hospitality and Tourism


Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research has a new Call for Papers for a special issue focusing on Impacts of Future Technology on Hospitality and Tourism. You can find full information for this special issue from: https://journals.sagepub.com/page/jht/cfp-impacts-future-technology.

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FIU Chaplin School, DEI Alliance Update

The DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Alliance Partnership Brief 

What is the DEI Alliance?

A bold, intentional initiative is underway among higher education institutions to build a strategically aligned alliance to address the needs of and create a pathway for talented lower socio-economic Black high school and community college students to pursue a hospitality management degree. The program is tentatively named the DEI Alliance.

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Remembering Dr. Lea Dopson, ICHRIE President

Friends of ICHRIE,

It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our ICHRIE President, friend, colleague, and leader, Dr. Lea R. Dopson. Lea passed away in her home this week and leaves an undeniable void in hospitality management education and in our ICHRIE family. Her legacy has been carved throughout the years in a profession that she has served, enhanced, loved, and led.

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