Faculty In The Press

[NPR Marketplace] 2023 was a big year for the hotel industry. Has its recovery peaked?

InterContinental Hotels Group — which owns Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and others — reported on Tuesday that it had good earnings in 2023. The company made more money per room last year and increased its profits to over $1 billion for the first time. 2023 was a big recovery year for a... More

[Boston.com] Guardian columnist thinks Boston eats too many bowls. Do we?

If you’re visiting Boston for its food, you’re most likely eating the city’s delicious seafood, staying warm with clam chowder, grabbing a cannoli for dessert in the North End. But are you buried in bowls? The city was visited by a European guest recently who then shared her experience in an opinion... More

[BU Today] Is Today’s Minimum Wage an Honest Living Wage?

School of Hospitality Administration speaker series on Wednesday to address minimum wages, tipping, hospitality industry challenges At $15 an hour, the minimum wage in Massachusetts is one of the highest in the nation, trailing only New York, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., the state of Washington, and California. The minimum wage still languishes... More

[The Daily Free Press] SHA professor Carol Bliss breaks boundaries in club management, shares joys of hospitality

Not many people can say they call a place with over a thousand rooms “home.” But working in the hotel industry gave Carol Bliss, adjunct professor at Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration, the unique opportunity. “You got to exude your actual personality, like welcoming somebody into your house and your... More

[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... More

[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... More

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... More