More than 100 research papers, including those from César Ritz Colleges staff and graduates, were presented at the 31st EuroCHRIE conference.


Held in Freiburg, Germany, the conference welcomed 170 delegates from 31 nations representing 85 institutions.

Susan Fournier, Past President I-CHRIE and lecturer at César Ritz Colleges, presented her paper:”Predictor of Success on Hospitality Management Degrees”. Co-authored with Dr. Liz Ineson, the research highlighted the correlation of successful hospitality students to their English level on entry, the completion of a leadership programme and their industry internship. César Ritz Colleges alumni Goran Yordanov presented his work “Emotional Intelligence of Bulgarian Hotel Managers” while Thomas Leib from César Ritz Colleges and Washington State University detailed the “Tourists’ Perception and Evaluation of a Region’s Destination Image: The Case of the Baltic States”.

The European Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (EuroCHRIE) is the official federation for Europe, the MediterraneanBasin, the Middle East and Africa for CHRIE, the leading international organization that supports education and training hospitality professionals.