Hospitality and Tourism Management

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


Tourism professionals and students to clean-up three Grand Rapids parks

Tourism industry professionals who are attending the 2018 Pure Michigan Governor's Conference on Tourism in Grand Rapids this week will join students from Grand Valley State University to clean-up three area parks on March 27.

Mar 26, 2018


Community engagement courses can get designation

For the first time this semester, faculty members teaching courses with community engagement components can apply to have those courses so listed in Banner, making it easier for students to find them.

Feb 12, 2018


HTM students help restore historic sites in Roscommon

More than 170 students, faculty and tourism industry professionals helped restore the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center and the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. The effort, at North Higgins Lake State Park in Roscommon, Michigan, was the latest project of Michigan Cares for Tourism.

Oct 18, 2017


GVSU students working at Cannes Film Festival

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

May 18, 2017


Student 'behind' Louie the Laker revealed

When Jake Kowalski was in high school, he filled in as a dairy company's mascot to attract people to a promotional event. Since then, he has been hooked on the entertaining lifestyle of being a mascot. When he was accepted at Grand Valley four years ago, Kowalski set his sights on moving up in world of mascots; he wanted to be Louie the Laker.

May 17, 2017




GVSU project wins governor's award

The Michigan Cares for Tourism project received the 2016 Governor's Award for Innovative Tourism Collaboration.

Jul 20, 2016