Hospitality and Tourism Management

Students' research helps struggling Michigan tourism industry

In an effort to help rebuild the state's tourism industry, HTM students conducted visitor research for Convention and Visitor Bureaus (CVBs) across the state.

Jan 25, 2021

In his classes, Michael Scantlebury uses 'as many avenues as possible' to reach students online

Watch Scantlebury, associate professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management, talk about his approach to interacting with students in the online setting.

Nov 12, 2020

Two recent graduates credit Thompsons for providing them access to college

The coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis are not stopping two recent Grand Valley graduates from starting their careers. Both women credit a generous Detroit couple for helping them get to college in the first place.

Jun 12, 2020

HTM professor leads hospitality industry virtual education conference in response to COVID-19

The virtual education conference will feature hospitality and event industry leaders from around the world, who will provide resources for professionals and redefine the effectiveness of the industry's future. 

Apr 20, 2020

Academy of Hospitality & Tourism wins governor's award

The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism at Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids has been recognized by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for innovation and collaboration.

Mar 2, 2020

Students share problem-solving ideas at CCPS research symposium

From how to combat the effects of climate change on ski resorts, to preventing California wildfires, to eradicating rural poverty in Michigan, more than 100 students presented their research and proposed solutions to pressing problems during a day-long symposium sponsored by the College of Community and Public Service.

Nov 21, 2019

HTM students, professionals clean up Leelanau State Park

About 30 students, majoring in hospitality and tourism management, joined nearly 300 industry professionals to clean up and restore Leelanau State Park and the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum.

Sep 27, 2019

GVSU students coordinating events at Cannes Film Festival

Seventeen students in the hospitality and tourism management (HTM) program at Grand Valley State University are spending two weeks working at the Cannes International Film Festival in France.

May 13, 2019

GVSU, GRPS and industry leaders to establish hospitality academy

Officials with Grand Rapids Public Schools, along with tourism industry leaders and faculty members from the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department at Grand Valley, are preparing to launch a new college-career prep academy.

Oct 16, 2018

GVSU students working at Cannes Film Festival

Fourteen students in the hospitality and tourism management (HTM) program at Grand Valley are spending two weeks in France working at the Cannes International Film Festival.

May 7, 2018