The School of Hotel and Tourism Management
(SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and China
Outbound Tourism Research Institute Ltd. (COTRI) signed a
Memorandum of Understanding on Monday to
promote collaboration in tourism education and research.
COTRI is a research institute headquartered in Hamburg,
Germany, which provides support for strategic and sustainable
developments of varied segments of the Chinese outbound market.
Established in 2004, it offers organisations and institutions with
customised services in research and consulting, quantitative and
qualitative data and analysis, training and certification.
The MOU was signed by Professor Kaye Chon, SHTM Dean and
Chair Professor and Walter Kwok Foundation Professor in
International Hospitality Management, and Prof Dr Wolfgang Georg
Arlt, Director of COTRI on the SHTM campus.
the agreement of five years, both parties will pursue strategic
collaboration in promoting online executive education,
participating jointly in nationally and internationally funded
projects, as well as organising international conferences and
research. The scopes of collaboration between both institutions
will focus on Chinese outbound tourism and international tourism
“We see this as an innovative
international collaboration,” said Dean Kaye Chon. “Together, we
will make greater contributions to the development of China
tourism and indeed the entire global industry in the years ahead.”
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