Discipline Area: Hospitality and Leisure

The Hospitality Industry: An Overview of Post-Pandemic Education

It has been slightly more than two years since the Coronavirus overtook the world in an overwhelming wave that saw infection rates rise, resulting in 80% of international borders closing.

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Martin Lau Kiong Hui: Housekeeping in Hospitality

Martin Lau Kiong Hui shared his take on the importance of housekeeping management role in hospitality industry.

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APacCHRIE Conference: Creating Tourism Sustainably in Challenging Times

  • Evelyn Loh Geok Yan

The regional Asia-Pacific Council for Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (APacCHRIE) Conference is a major and annual event hosted by the School of Hospitality and Service Management (SHSM). 

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A Paradigm Shift in Event Education

  • Belinda Fong

The event sector is rapidly developing, having rebounded from the effects of Covid-19. 

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Lee Yoke Yin: Giving Back to Society

Lee Yoke Yin, a graduate of the Diploma in Events Management, who is currently employed by the Great Heart Charity Association, shared her roles, responsibilities, and aspirations during a recent Community Service sharing session.  The Community Service subject is part of the students’ graduating requirements, where all students have the opportunity to participate in community activities through professional societal management. At this sharing session, Yoke Yin also discussed some of the insights into conducting effective yet meaningful community service projects.

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Resetting Events Education, Addressing the Possibilities

  • Evelyn Loh Geok Yan and Belinda Fong Chong Lynn

This article discusses how events education is expected to change in the future. During the pandemic, events education enabled educators and learners to adapt to the online environment thereby adapting new skillsets to remain relevant. To make learning more meaningful and motivating, events educators also play an important role to facilitate social interactivity and introduce bite-sized learning.

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Toshiba International Foundation Grant 2022 Funds the Asian Culture of Health (CoH) Framework

  • Dr. Tan Ai Ling

Sunway University’s Sustainable Business Cluster secured the Toshiba Foundation Grant 2022. The cluster is spearheaded by Dr Tan Ai Ling of SHSM along with co-researchers Prof Susela Devi K. Suppiah, (Director of Centre for Accountability & Governance Research), Dr Sivakumari Supramaniam (Department of Marketing Strategy and Innovation) and Assoc Prof Dr Alexander Trupp, Ng Siew Cheng, Vijaya Malar Arumugam (School of Hospitality and Service Management). This research project will see the team working in collaboration with colleagues from across Asia in mapping a Culture of Health (CoH) framework that fits into an Asian SME context.

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A New Religious Travel Segment

  • Siti ‘Atikah Binti Rusli

The decision by the Saudi Arabian government to launch the Tourist e-Visa in September 2019 has opened a window of opportunity for the legalization of Umrah DIY journeys. This study shares the travel motives and factors that support and facilitate the decision for Umrah DIY.

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The Preservation of Ipoh’s Heritage

  • Dr Teh Pek Yen and AP Dr Derek Ong Lai Teik

Ipoh – a serene city tucked away in the northwestern part of Peninsular Malaysia has predominantly been a detour for tourists (both local and international) sojourning between the north and the south. This article talks about the need to preserve Ipoh’s authentic heritage.

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Irene Ng Wei Na: Sunway University Valedictorian Reminisces Her Varsity Days

Sunway University Valedictorian, Irene Ng Wei Na shares about her enriching journey in events education at Sunway University. In this article, Irene shares about how Sunway University has shaped her personality and skills, in preparing her for a fulfilling career.

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