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Congratulations to Dr Carlos Oberli, PhD

HTMi Switzerland Lecturer Carlos Oberli has been awarded the
Ph. D in Education from the University of Glasgow for his thesis on hospitality education titled:

“The contribution of hospitality vocational education and training towards forming critical citizens”.


HTMi (Singapore) Welcomes New External Examiner

Jane Welbourn has over 15 years’ experience as an academic and leadership and development consultant working at Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University. She is currently the Course Director for In-Company degrees, Degree Apprenticeships and the BSc Business Management Practice, working with industry practitioners in the Events, Hospitality and Tourism industry. These degree programme enable students to develop into confident and capable leadership and management professionals.

Jane is published in the field of workforce development and employability with research interests in international human resource management, specifically, recruitment, selection, and employability of the events, tourism and hospitality workforce.

Jane has a wide range of teaching experiences in multi-cultural contexts. Her expertise includes topics such as International Strategic Human Resource Management, Talent Management, and Event Workforce Planning, Global Business Perspectives, Continual Professional Development and the Global Hospitality Industry. She has taught students in China, India, and Qatar. Jane has worked closely over the past 4 years with the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy of the Qatar World Cup 2022 delivering hospitality and event management programmes, specifically the feminisation of the workforce. Jane has also worked closely, since 1997, with the Senior Management team of Emirates Flight Catering Company (EKFC) based in Dubai, managing a temporary, multicultural workforce, during the international air show – 1997 -2009. She has a proven track record for designing and delivering interactive and flexible material aimed at diverse multicultural, international audiences.

As part of the consultancy work undertaken she has developed and delivered a diverse range of leadership and development programmes for companies such as Hilton, Ramada, Malmaison, Intercontinental Hotel Group.


A Day at Willing Hearts

A Day at Willing Hearts

Well what a week for the students – returning students were involved in welcoming the latest student intake at the beginning of the week and finished up by traveling to ‘Willing Hearts’, a secular non-affiliated charity that is run by volunteers who operate an amazing soup kitchen that prepares and delivers over 5,000 meals daily to over 40 different locations island-wide, every day of the year. This inspirational charity reaches out to help the elderly of the country, the disabled, low-income families, children of single-parent families, poverty-stricken families and struggling migrant workers.

So as part of our company mission and values, we ask students to be involved regularly in community service as this is an opportunity to ‘give back’ to society and our fellow citizens. Therefore on Thursday, the students along with supervisors Miss Shoba and Miss Deepa assisted this charity for the day by preparing ingredients for cooking, packing lunch boxes, cleaning, washing up and general hygiene activities. Exhausted but happy and fulfilled, all agreed that it had been a great, fun day and all felt privileged to have been able to help. Everyone is now looking forward to the next community service event in February, our annual beach-clean day on the East Coast!


SSHAP Moves Forward – Swiss South African Apprenticeship Programme – South Africa

SSHAP Moves Forward – Swiss South African Apprenticeship Programme – South Africa

H.E. Swiss Ambassador to South Africa, Dr. Nicolas Bruehl, presented the HTMi Certificates to the first cohort of Apprentices, who successfully completed the dual system apprenticeship programme in leading hotels in Johannesburg. The second group of apprentices is now being selected, and a scaling-up plan in progress. This initiative to get large numbers of unemployed youth into jobs in the hospitality industry is being driven by the Swiss Embassy in South Africa, the NBI, National Business Initiative South Africa, HTMi Swizterland, and supported by Hilton, Hyatt and Park Inn in South Africa.

Commended are HTMi’s international support team: Bernie Quinn, Vinoth Prakas, Dominik Krizan, Jon Lim and Nishant Suri.

Ian Larmour CEO
November 2019


HTMi Welcomes Professor Emerita Bamber to the HTMi Academic Board

Professor Roni Bamber:

Roni is Professor Emerita of Higher Education at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her bachelor’s degree was from St Andrews University, her MBA from Cardiff, and her PhD from Lancaster. She has over 30 years’ experience working as an academic in UK higher education, in six universities around the UK, and has been External Examiner in another seven institutions.

Roni has undertaken several roles nationally, leading academic enhancement initiatives across Scotland. She was Chair (2014-17) of the Scotland-wide Enhancement Theme on Student Transitions (https://www.enhancementthemes.ac.uk/completed-enhancement-themes/student-transitions/inter-institutional-collaboration). Previously, she was Chair of the national Learning from International Practice in the Taught Postgraduate Student Experience project (https://www.qaa.ac.uk/scotland/development-projects/learning-from-international-practice/taught-postgraduate-student-experience). She has also worked internationally across Europe, the Middle East, India and Nepal, both in academic enhancement and faculty development.

Roni’s research (https://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/browse?type=author&value=Bamber%2C+Veronica) focus has been on managing enhancement within universities, and how we can support staff to continuously improve the student experience.


HTMi (Singapore) Launches “Become a Global Hotelier Programme”

Amazing value for money Swiss Hospitality education and a journey around the world, supported by HTMi Career Centres globally.

Students of this programme start studying Swiss Hospitality management education in Asia, most modern and thriving hospitality hub, Amazing Singapore, in HTMi’s beautiful modern city campus a few minutes from the world-famous Orchard Road. Students will get the Swiss hospitality education, training, and career experience opportunities internationally or in Singapore. On successful completion of HTMi (Singapore) Diploma or Advanced Diploma, students can transfer to HTMi Switzerland.

Students with advanced diploma will enter HTMi Switzerland, a leading hotel management institute in the world located in our beautiful UNESCO biosphere, with advanced standing ready to complete their Bachelor Degree, and a Swiss internship, before joining our leading international placement service, and supported by membership of our lifelong Hosco platform linking students to 45000 + employers for a lifetime.

The Global Hotelier pathway continues into career start opportunities to USA, Middle East, or to South East Asia through our network of leading global hospitality employers, including our sister brand Swisstouches Hotels and Resorts.

To enrol in this wonderful, amazing value opportunity, connect with us at htmi.sg


Marriott International Asia Pacific visit to HTMi (Singapore)

On 15th October 2019 senior members of Marriott Asia Pacific visited Hotel & Tourism Management Students at HTMi (Singapore) to present the excellent career opportunities that are currently available.

Marriott has been a global success for some nine decades now with 30 brands, over 7000 properties, and with more in pipeline development. The Marriott name is easily recognizable across 131 countries and with an annual turnover in excess of $20 billion USD, it is easy to understand why the Brand works so hard on customer retention and therefore selecting, training and continuous development of their staff is a core principle across all levels.

Visiting HTMi (Singapore) was Ms. Matilda Chen (Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning Manager) and Ms. Yvonne Zhou (Human Resources Officer) to conduct a live, multi-campus virtual career counseling session from Singapore to Switzerland, Dubai, and Mauritius. All students were briefed by Matilda and Yvonne about the various career opportunities they have available to them in the Asia-Pacific region, for an exciting path to begin their career in the hospitality & tourism industry, including The Voyage Global Leadership Development Program.

Students in HTMi (Singapore) enjoyed participating in the Marriott quiz to show their knowledge about the hospitality and tourism giant. From all of us in HTMi (Singapore), thank you Miss Matilda and Miss Yvonne for your inspiring visit, and we look forward to seeing you in various parts of the world again very soon!


News Release – HTMi Switzerland Announces Team for EMCup 2020

HTMi, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland is proud to announce its new team for the EMCUp 2020 in Maastricht, Netherlands. Congratulations to Martina Leep, Hungary, Renee de Bruyn, the Netherlands, Rakiya Akimalieva, Kazakhstan, Adnan Kulenovic, Croatia and Dan Minh, Czech Republic. The team name is Inside-out and their motto is: “Start From Within”. This will be HTMi’s fourth time at the competition.

The EMCup is the annual competition amongst forty of the best European Hotel Management Schools and offers students the chance to make a difference with their visions and ideas. The theme for next year’s competition is “Battle of the Brands – Will Hotel Chains Survive, in the Battle for Guest Loyalty? Our team is very busy at work to meet all the deadlines of the many challenges for the competition such as writing an academic research paper, sales pitch, debates and creating and maintaining social media channels, amongst others.

In 2019 HTMi Switzerland came in sixth place, overall and number one in Switzerland and we hope to better that position in Europe in 2020 under the leadership and guidance of coaches Anthony Lack and Tudor Campan. We wish the team the very best of luck and success in 2020.

Anthony Lack, HTMi Head of Events Education and Planning, November 2019

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