Steve Hood

Experiential Learning in Hospitality and Tourism

Saturday 17 October: 11.30-12.30
Grand Ballroom, Lowry Hotel

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Steve Hood is Senior Vice President of Research for STR Global SHARE Center.

He has been with STR for 19 years and was involved in the original development of the STAR program. Steve is currently responsible for research-related activities and serves as the Founding Director of the SHARE Center. He represents STR at national and international lodging conferences and serves on advisory boards for industry and academia. In 2012, Steve was recognised by ICHRIE with the Industry Recognition Award for demonstrated commitment to advance hospitality and tourism education. In 2014, he was recognised by EuroCHRIE with the Nestlé Pro Gastronomia Award for demonstrating excellence in training, education and development work in the hospitality industry.

STR is the leading authority on lodging industry performance trends and performance benchmarking. The STR family of companies includes STR Global, HotelNewsNow. com, STR Analytics and the Hotel Data Conference. In 2011, STR launched the SHARE Center, providing hotel and tourism data, training materials, and additional resources to 400 universities around the world to support their research and classroom activities. The SHARE Center has helped to introduce the “Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics” for students, professors and industry professionals, jointly offered by AHLEI, ICHRIE and STR.