Thomasian excellence is once again recognized as CTHM students Mr. Thor Terenz T. Manuel and Ms. Kane Ellisha Reyes were part of the winning teams that won first and third place, respectively, at the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) Global Revenue Management (GRM) Challenge.
THE-ICE GRM Challenge is an international student competition exclusively for students of accredited member institutions. It brings together students and academic staff from around the globe and provides opportunities to engage collaboratively and build international skills.
The competition was able to bring together 55 students from ten institutions who were grouped into international and inter-institutional teams of four to six members. Each group was tasked to compete in challenges that tested and developed their hospitality and tourism revenue management skills over several months.
Manuel was part of Team 7, which won first place. Members of the team were from William Angliss Institute, Far Eastern University, and Lyceum of the Philippines University.
Meanwhile, Ms. Kane Ellisha Reyes, was from Team 9, which won third place. She was joined by students from Hotel Management School Maastricht, Singapore Institute of Technology, Far Eastern University, and Lyceum of the Philippines University.
Coached by their adviser, Mr. Dennis Lemsic, the two students received free registration on the Hospitality Business Acumen (HBA) Certificate Program offered by Russell Partnership Technology.
As part of the winning team, Manuel also received a $AUS 1500 bursary for education offered by any member institution of THE-ICE and a free registration on the Certification in Advanced Hospitality and Tourism Industry Analytics (CAHTA) offered by the Smith Travel Research – Supporting Hotel-related Academic Research and Education (STR-SHARE) Center.