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William F. Harrah College of Hospitality News

The William F. Harrah College of Hospitality provides students with one of the world’s best programs in the preparation of students for the global hospitality and leisure services profession.

Current Hospitality News

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Research | July 25, 2019

Hospitality professor Tony Henthorne traces decades of tumult due to tourism fluctuations in Cuba.

Marla Stafford seated in a row of chairs.
People | July 22, 2019

From the South to the Strip, her path in academia has been guided by her passion for research and her mission to change the lives of students.

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Research | July 12, 2019

As casino operators optimize the house advantage, a new UNLV study contradicts long-held beliefs about a player’s ability to detect differences in how much – and how often – a slot machine pays.

Campus News | June 26, 2019

A collection of news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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Business and Community | May 16, 2019
Students and faculty lead programs to improve lives in Southern Nevada.
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People | May 15, 2019

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

Hospitality In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3
September 13, 2019

Garrett Meriwether was just 18 years old when he was killed by a DUI driver. Garrett was a graduate of Palo Verde High School and had just finished up his first year at UNLV.

Now his family is raising money for scholarships with a run here on Sunday.

Los Angeles Times
September 9, 2019

As tipping goes, Maine residents and visitors appear to be the most generous in the country, averaging more than 19% per tip, a 2018 report says. Nevada, home to Las Vegas, one of the most-visited places in the U.S., averaged almost 17% per tip.

Airport Experience News
August 29, 2019

Kylies Fung has been with McCarran International Airport for four years, one of which was as an intern as she attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Like many, she never thought about a career in airports nor did she ever think that her schooling in hospitality management would be applicable to this environment. But soon after joining LAS, she recognized how her education prepared her for her role in the non-traditional environment of airport concessions.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
August 28, 2019

August 28th is National Red Wine Day! Bianca Holman visits UNLV’s Dr. Murray Mackenzie to learn all the ins and outs of the drink.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
August 28, 2019

It’s the perfect drink to sip on while enjoying a steak dinner or a delicious chocolate tart. We’re talking red wine! Aug. 28 is National Red Wine Day, and we’re celebrating in style.

CDC Gaming Reports Inc.
July 30, 2019

A series of studies led by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas said regular slot players can’t tell the difference between the house edge from one game to another.

Hospitality Experts

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Recent Hospitality Accomplishments

August 20, 2019
Christopher Cain (Hospitality) recently was appointed to the Nevada Golf Alliance (NGA) Board of Directors. The organization coordinates the golf industry efforts for the state, supports the efforts of allied associations, and works with funded lobbyists. The NGA recently commissioned an economic impact study of Nevada Golf in which UNLV was...
August 14, 2019
Amanda Belarmino (Hospitality), along with co-authors Yoon Koh and Min Gyung Kim, wrote an article, "Good Fences Make Good Revenue: An Examination of Revenue Management Practices at Peer-to-Peer Accommodations," that recently appeared in Tourism Economics.  This study aims to shed light on the current state of revenue management adoption on Airbnb...
August 6, 2019
Tevfik Demirciftci and Amanda Belarmino (both Hospitality) presented "Stars, Diamonds, and Trophies: Are User Generated Star Ratings More Impactful Than Magazine Awards on Guest Willingness-To-Pay?"at the 2019 ICHRIE (International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education) Conference in New Orleans.
August 2, 2019
Toni Repetti (Hospitality) discussed a new undergraduate revenue management textbook during a revenue management meeting at the 2019 ICHRIE (International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education) Conference in New Orleans. The textbook, for which Repetti serves as editor, is set to be a culmination of insight from roughly 20...
August 1, 2019
Cass Shum, Ankita Ghosh, and Anthony Gatling (all Hospitality) recently published their manuscript "Why Do Employees Break Rules? Understanding Organizational Rule-Breaking Behaviors in Hospitality" in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. In the manuscript, they identified both prosocial and deviant intentions behind hospitality...
July 31, 2019
Seyhmus Baloglu (Hospitality) and his colleague presented "The Antecedents of Hotel Loyalty Across Generational Segments" during a Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International workshop at the 2019 ICHRIE (International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education) Conference in New Orleans.