[Fast Company] May is the new July; Norway is the new Italy: How extreme heat is changing tourism

Climate change could forever alter how people travel. After visiting Sicily last summer, Leora Halpern Lanz, assistant dean of Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration, immediately decided that she wanted to go back this year. But it turned out to be a very different experience during a summer of record-breaking heat. Due to fly into […]

[Northeast Meetings + Events] A Sustainable Touch

The event planning industry had been hearing about climate change before 2020. While some clients are more open to sustainable options than others, meeting planners, conference center leaders, and hotel and resort staff are increasingly incorporating sustainability into their businesses. So even when the clients don’t prioritize environmental responsibility, event planners can help. “I was […]

Real estate investment trusts during market shocks: Impact and resilience

Dr. Apostolos Ampountolas, SHA Assistant Professor of Hospitality Finance, recently published an article in the Tourism Economics Journal that examined five real estate investment trusts (REITs) market indices’ responses to market shock from the initial COVID-19 pandemic announcement using an event study design. This study advances our understanding of pandemic-related market crashes and how COVID-19 affected […]

Insider – New York City is enforcing a ‘de facto ban’ on Airbnb. Will travelers be better off without it?

Airbnb isn’t fun anymore and new rules only make it worse… New York City’s new requirement that a host is on-site will likely deter potential Airbnb customers, according to Makarand Mody, BU SHA associate professor of hospitality marketing. “Nobody wants a host in there,” professor Mody told Insider. “I think over time, as more entire […]

BU Today – Building a Better City with Hospitality

Building, buying, and selling hotels, resorts, and restaurants is a challenging business to begin with, even more so when you’re trying to support a diverse local community. On Wednesday, November 8, the School of Hospitality Administration hosts the 2023 Hospitality Real Estate Symposium to explore “the transformative power of real estate.” “I will always believe that hospitality […]

Hotel brands give club-floor lounges a rethink — for owners and guests

Hotels Magazine (October 27, 2023) Since the pandemic, three factors have had an impact on lounges, according to associate professor of the practice at SHA, Kaushik Vardharajan. One is guest loyalty, as the spaces became more crowded like their airport counterparts because they were open to guests holding co-branded credit cards and others not staying […]

Boston University School of Hospitality Administration Launches New Graduate Program in Hospitality Real Estate

Boston, MA (September 28, 2023) — Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) is proud to announce the launch of a new addition to its graduate degree programs: Master of Science in Hospitality Real Estate (MSHRE). This degree program prepares students for expansive opportunities in the acquisition, development, asset management, and sale of hotels, resorts, […]