Accomplishments: William F. Harrah College of Hospitality

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 involved. 
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. Utilizing a total of 307,955 Airbnb property’s daily data for 32 months, this study found that there are significant differences in revenue...
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 faculty members at various schools around the country. 
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 employee rule-breaking. They also show that the types of rules broken and the rule-breaking consequences depend on the intentions behind rule-breaking ...
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.
July 30, 2019
Billy Bai (Hospitality) and his co-authors, including Xi Leung, '12 PhD Hospitality Administration, received the Best Paper Award at the 2019 Annual ICHRIE (International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education) Conference for their paper "Virtual Reality in Hotel Commercials: An Experimental Study of Advertising Effectiveness." 
June 21, 2019
Amanda Belarmino (Hospitality) and her co-author's paper "A Critical Review of Research Regarding Peer-to-Peer Accommodations" recently was published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. The analysis reviewed 107 articles researching peer-to-peer accommodations published in various journals between 2010 and 2017 and identified themes, gaps in literature, and future research topics.
June 12, 2019
Anthony Lucas (Hospitality) and Jasmine Nemati, '19 BS Hospitality Management, recently published their paper "Free-play Impact by Customer Segment" in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. The study conducted an analysis of 365 days of performance data at a Las Vegas Strip casino to see how effective free-play incentives for players of electronic gaming devices (e.g., slots) are in driving how much players spend per visit. The results indicated a failure to...
June 6, 2019
Anthony Lucas (Hospitality) recently published his paper "Impacts of increased house advantages on reel slots" in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. This study examines how differences in the casino advantage (i.e. price) of otherwise identical slot machines affect their revenue production when the price is hidden from players. The research also aims to identify the ability of players to recognize differences in the concealed prices of paired machines over time.
May 29, 2019
Cass Shum, Ankita Ghosh, and Anthony Gatling (all Hospitality) recently published their manuscript "Prosocial Rule-breaking to Help Coworker: Nature, Causes, and Effect on Service Performance" in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. In the manuscript they showed that prosocial rule-breaking behavior with a motive to help coworkers (PSBC) can hurt employee service performance. Ghosh is a doctoral student
May 24, 2019
Joseph McKay (Law and Hospitality) and Gail Sammons (Hospitality), along with Kimberly Addair, '18 MA Urban Leadership, received the Best Proposal Award Teaching Track from the West Federation Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education Regional Conference for their work developing a human trafficking awareness training module for hospitality educators. Their training module was designed to provide hospitality educators and students with the proper knowledge, skills, and resources...