Young Hoteliers Summit

Switzerland has a long and distinguished reputation for the quality of its hotel and hospitality industry. This is why so many young people wanting to prepare for a career in that field come to Switzerland for formal studies.

The oldest Swiss hotel and hospitality school is the EHL Hospitality Business School near Lausanne. Back in 2010, five students there launched what they called the Young Hoteliers Summit, which has become a regular annual event, bringing together students and experienced professionals for lectures and practical dialogue.

After the Covid-19 pandemic, there was a Summit entitled “Breaking Through the Tide”. The focus was on the economic, social and environmental consequences, and how hospitality industry leaders have had to rethink and rejuvenate the field as a result. Other Summits have continued since.

Bob Zanotti spoke with three of the core organizers of that Young Hoteliers Summit for more on the background to that special event and the YHS in general.

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Carly Wen

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Shreepriya Sarawgi

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Megan Tang