HSMAI Europe has the great pleasure of announcing that our very own Hans Stenseng, leader of the HSMAI Student division, has won a prize awarded by STR Global for his essay on The Future of the Hotel Industry – What Are the Top Three Markets, and Which New Innovations Will Affect Future Product Offerings?.
“This competition has given our European student members an excellent opportunity to work with an actual case; it is a topic that affects our industry in the highest degree. These members are the future of travel, hotel & tourism, and it is important that they think innovatively, as they will be working in tomorrow’s tourism-industry,” says Ingunn Hofseth, President of HSMAI Europe.
The competition was held in a cooperation between HSMAI Student and STR Global, in which the mentioned challenge was given to its student members.
The STR Global management that judged the competition made the following statement on Stenseng’s essay:
We thoroughly enjoyed the essay which had excellent structure, strong arguments and comprehensively researched information.
“Hans’ essay was selected from several entries and we were impressed by the quality of all the submissions. I extend my congratulations to Hans for his accomplishment and I believe that if he is any indication of the caliber of the next generation of hotel professionals, the future of our industry is in very capable hands,” according to Elizabeth Randall from STR Global.
“I was very surprised to win this competition. I heard there were some good contributions and I am very proud to be awarded this prize. The topic is interesting and certainly something that is important for the future, it is really educational and fun to work with such a task, and I hope it’s something I can do more of in the future – both through school and at work,” says Hans Stenseng himself, currently studying at the Oslo School of Management, and the leader of HSMAI Student, to boot.
The award was presented at the STR Global Client Event at Park Plaza, London on Tuesday 6 September.
The essay is downloadable for your perusal (click PDF-symbol):
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Photo: Elizabeth Randall, Managing Director STR Global, Randy Smith, Chairman and Co-Founder STR, Hans Stenseng, Student at Oslo School of Management and leader of HSMAI Europe Student, and Ingunn Hofseth, President HSMAI Europe.