Accomplishments: William F. Harrah College of Hospitality

October 15, 2019
Tevfik Demirciftci and Amanda Belarmino (both Hospitality) presented “Competitive Intelligence in the Hospitality Industry. Perspectives of Turkish Revenue Managers, A Pilot Study“at the 2019 Global Conference on Business and Economics (GLOBE) in Istanbul.  Additionally, Demirciftci, a Ph.D. student, has successfully defended his dissertation at the tourism management department at Istanbul University. The title of his dissertation is "International Research about the Challenges of Revenue...
October 11, 2019
Amanda Belarmino (Hospitality) and her co-authors' paper "Share and Share Alike?" was recently published in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights. The paper evaluated how the set-up of online beer marketplaces impacts the perceptions of source attractiveness as moderated by the perceived risks to encourage exchange behaviors.
October 8, 2019
Toni Repetti, Mehmet Erdem, and Tony Henthorne (all Hospitality), along with Jinhua Hong, '18 MS Hotel Administration, recently co-authored the paper "Effect of Guest Demographics on Perception of Hotel Room Price." Accepted by the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights, the study analyzed whether guests' demographic profiles influenced perceived fairness, perceived value, and willingness to pay in regard to hotel room prices.
October 7, 2019
Amanda Belarmino (Hospitality) received an IEHA Membership Study Award from the International Executive Housekeepers Association.
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.