Amanda Belarmino

Assistant Professor of Hospitality
Expertise: Management, Revenue, Hospitality, Consumerism


Amanda Belarmino is an expert on revenue management, strategic management, and the influence of social and cultural movements on consumer behavior.

Belarmino has 20 years of management experience in casinos, hotels, and restaurants. Prior to joining UNLV, her job titles included property revenue manager and senior training specialist with Caesars Entertainment, and reservations and revenue manager at the Plaza Las Vegas. 

She is frequently called upon by local and national media to provide her expertise on the hospitality industry’s response to cultural movements, including the coronavirus pandemic. Her work has been published in journals including Current Issues in Tourism and the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.


  • Ph.D., Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston
  • M.S., Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston
  • B.S., Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management, Cornell University

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Amanda Belarmino In The News

December 27, 2021
A UNLV hospitality expert says Las Vegas travel for the Christmas holiday and New Year's Eve is still strong, despite threats from the omicron variant that could put a damper on travel plans.   
December 21, 2021
All around the Las Vegas valley you can feel the holiday spirit, as restaurants, hotels and businesses prepare for guests who plan to celebrate Christmas and New Year in town.  
December 20, 2021
Some would say the food that defines Nevada is the casino buffet. A heightened perception of contagion risks and other pandemic-linked obstacles have led to the permanent closure of some buffet restaurants. However, KUNR’s Lucretia Cunningham spoke to UNLV Assistant Professor Amanda Belarmino who says the buffet made a major comeback over Thanksgiving and is eager to see how the industry will fare this holiday season.
December 2, 2021
Tourism industry leaders, both locally and nationally, are becoming nervous about how the Omicron variant of COVID-19 could affect tourism so soon after the United States reopened its borders to resume international travel.

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Campus News | December 8, 2021

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Campus News | October 7, 2021

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Campus News | September 7, 2021

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