The Department of Integrated Resort and Tourism Management of the Faculty of Business Administration successfully invited Prof. Kaye Chon from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to visit University of Macau on 15 September 2023 for an academic exchange with the teaching staff of the Department. He also gave a guest lecture on “Your Future As Innovative Leaders for Asia’s Hospitality and Tourism Industry” to students of the undergraduate course in Accommodation, Facilities, and Security Management.

Prof. Kaye Chon is Dean and Chair Professor and Walter & Wendy Kwok Family Foundation Professor in International Hospitality Management at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was honored by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the prestigious UNWTO Ulysses Prize, which is known as the ‘Nobel Prize of Tourism’, a prestigious honor that illustrates his outstanding achievements in leading and researching the hospitality and tourism industry. In the lecture, Prof. Kaye Chon shared with the students his deep understanding of the tourism industry and his views on the future innovation and development of the tourism industry. As a pioneer in the tourism industry, he led the students to envision the promising future of being an innovative leader in the tourism industry.

This lecture inspired the enthusiasm and confidence of the students in the hotel industry and led to the positivity of the students. Many students asked questions to Prof. Kaye Chon, and the conversation was very heated.