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  • Members Only: 2018 HFTP Compensation and Benefits Report

    By Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA. Results to the biannual survey conducted by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP). Information includes data on compensation and benefits trends for finance and technology professionals in the club and lodging industries.

  • Countdown to Opportunity: The Club & Hotel Controllers Conference 2018

    Written By: Laura Resco, official event guest blogger for the HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conference 2018 - One of the most important jobs of a graduate student is to produce original research that furthers the existing knowledge within an industry.

  • Primary Club Metrics

    Survey results identify which metrics are most often used to determine performance. By Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE; Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA; and Amanda Belarmino

  • Job Description Template: Club Accounting Positions

    The HFTP Americas Research Center has developed example job descriptions for club accounting positions. The process involved reviewing sample job descriptions, and compiling the information into standardized job descriptions.

What does culinary creation for a 3* restaurant involve?

EHL Blog·19 September 2018
Running a restaurant is a big undertaking. For a three star restaurant to reach that level and maintain it, takes a lot of work and knowledge--in fact, there are only three restaurants that have been awarded three Michelin stars in Switzerland, as of 2017.

Hospitality education of the future

EHL Blog·15 September 2018
Have you noticed that currently many CEOs of the most important hotel chains are not hoteliers? Will this mean that in the future hospitality education will not be worthwhile?

From a hotelier to a banker

EHL Blog·13 September 2018
It may sound absurd to you if a hospitality student wants to work for banks such as UBS? However, it is feasible and indeed happened in the past.

Why I chose to study in Switzerland?

EHL Blog·10 September 2018
I’ve lived in Vietnam for most of my life. When I decided to start my undergraduate studies in Switzerland, many people asked me why.

What's in my bag? EHL survival kit

EHL Blog· 4 September 2018
EHL students are preparing to go back to Lausanne, with their best business attire, and by making sure they have what's needed for getting through their campus days, whether it is for classes, group meetings, committees or simply hanging out with friends at the end of the day.

5 tips to improve your wine tasting skills

EHL Blog·29 August 2018
With more than 1000 different grape varieties around the world and an ever-growing number of wine-producing regions, it’s getting tougher to differentiate a wine from another.

Where is Hospitality adding value to sporting events?

EHL Blog·27 August 2018
This year we witnessed a major sport events in the world, 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. With an expectation of more than 3 million spectators, 32 teams, their staff and the volunteers, Hospitality is an unmistakable part of this football competition. But what does Hospitality mean in a sports environment?

What makes the EMBA in Hospitality different?

EHL Blog·24 August 2018
After years of working as the director of a travel agency, Mark Wright enrolled in EHL’s Executive MBA in Hospitality program so that he could “further my education and make the sideways shift from tour operator to hotelier,” as he puts it. Wright reached his objective shortly after completing his EMBA in 2016 when he became the General Manager of an exclusive luxury resort in Bhutan.

How is loyalty evolving?

EHL Blog·16 August 2018
Achieving customer loyalty is the Holy Grail of hoteliers. Repeat customers are particularly valuable, as they generally cost less in terms of marketing and distribution, since they are more likely to book direct, thus avoiding OTA fees and the need for expensive Google ads.

International Tourism exceeds expectations in the first months of 2018

EHL Blog·13 August 2018
“International tourism continues to show significant growth worldwide, and this translates into job creation in many economies. This growth reminds us of the need to increase our capacity to develop and manage tourism in a sustainable way, building smart destinations and making the most of technology and innovation”, said UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili.

Get ready for business with EHL's student committee

EHL Blog· 7 August 2018
Committees that focus on entrepreneurship, career development and networking.

Take the EHL Lausanne culinary crawl

EHL Blog· 2 August 2018
For EHL students, some of the biggest lessons come from the city and not the classroom. Every yer, we give Masters in Culinary Arts students three hours to visit some of the most influential restaurants and bars in Lausanne.

How much is an 'influencer' worth?

EHL Blog·30 July 2018
The growth of social media as a promotional tool has given rise to a new profession, that of the 'influencer'.

Being a student at Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL)

EHL Blog·24 July 2018
Being a student at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) is a unique experience that changes you for life. They say best memories are made at university. Let’s see what some of EHL’s outstanding students and recent graduates remembered from their educational journey.

Personal development is a lifelong process that starts at EHL

EHL Blog·18 July 2018
EHL students are strongly commited to their personal development and have therefore created committees to improve awareness and identity, develop talent and potential, build human capital, enhance the quality of life and contribute to the realization of ambitions.

From Bogota to Lausanne: The journey of an EHL student

EHL Blog·16 July 2018
You will spend the best months of your life living independently, learning about new cultures and exploring an entirely foreign continent, they said! While this sounds exciting it also means the world when you can reconnect with other students with the same origin.

How to personalize your resume?

EHL Blog·13 July 2018
The purpose of the CV (Curriculum Vitae) is to obtain an interview. Your CV conveys your professional image and is therefore your main selling point. It is worth taking enough time to prepare it thoroughly and methodically as it defines your added value.

Should guests be disturbed?

EHL Blog·10 July 2018
Following the mass slaughter of 58 attendees at a Las Vegas music festival on 1 October 2017, hotels have begun to revise their practice of allowing guests the right to prevent staff from entering their rooms by posting 'do not disturb' signs.

How to work in groups?

EHL Blog· 8 July 2018
Group work is a hallmark of higher education, but it continues after graduation, too. Particularly in the hospitality sector, employees must be able to work together as a team to accomplish objectives, manage events, and keep on top of tasks. Learn what makes an effective team and how to work best in groups.

How EHL prepares you for a hospitality career?

EHL Blog· 5 July 2018
Hotel_Bristol_w_Warszawie Tourism is on the rise across the globe, and the culinary arts sector is worth $1.3 trillion -- and still growing. Students seeking a meaningful and rewarding career will find many opportunities in the hospitality sector.

How I am pursuing my dream of combining my passions for hospitality and design?

EHL Blog· 3 July 2018
Design concepts play an important role in the hospitality industry as it is critical to attract and retain customers. Discover how EHL student, Savanna Gfeller is pursuing her two passions.

Ready to take a stand? Start with an EHL social responsibility committee

EHL Blog·30 June 2018
EHL students are passionate but they also feel a strong need to contribute to society. They have therefore organized themselves to be more than just an individual and impact the world on a greater scale.

Meeting with Richard Leuenberger, General Manager of Badrutt's Palace Hotel (Switzerland)

EHL Blog·27 June 2018
Through the milestones of his career, Mr. Leuenberger gives key advice for a successful start in luxury hospitality industry.

Too pretty to eat? Hardly. Our guide to edible flowers.

EHL Blog·24 June 2018
Edible flowers have been a wow factor for food for centuries, and today's rainbow food movement is driving the current interest in edible blooms.

How to write an effective cover letter?

EHL Blog·22 June 2018
At best, a cover letter can help you stand out from the pack. At worst, it can make you seem like an uncreative cut-and-paster. The cover letter or letter of motivation should not repeat the content of your CV nor include banalities. You should also avoid a standard “good for all” letter. Instead, you need to draw the attention of the reader with a personalized and interesting letter which targets a specific company.

EHL launches a Bachelor in International Hospitality Management on its Graubunden site

EHL Blog·19 June 2018
As of this coming September, the first cohort of the Bachelor of Science – HES-SO in International Hospitality Management will kick off on EHL’s Passugg campus, in the Graubünden.


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