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Blogs, Tweets, Reviews – Your Guests Are Socializing

APLINK found this interesting article and feels relief the Berjaya University College of Hospitality is educating their students with social media engagement to enrich students on-going professional careers.

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How Social Media Impacts Travel

No matter where people are traveling, they know that doing a little research ahead of time can make or break their vacation. Scouting top local hotels, restaurants and the treasures off the tourists’ beaten path is now the norm for your potential guests. And the resources available to help them conduct their research seem to be increasing all the time. These days, consumers are doing their travel homework whether they have a short business trip or a long stay abroad.

A few years back, only travel agents and some travel book authors were privy to such information. With social media taking off, your customers are quickly learning the ropes on how to access valuable information, whether it’s on avoiding tourist traps or finding true locals with a wealth of knowledge and expertise on their area.

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Hospitality Leadership Concepts – Strategy, Trust & Creativity

BERJAYA University College of Hospitality (BERJAYA UCH) believes that every student and colleague has the potential to be successful! The roots of our belief run deep, based on the foundations of teamwork, creativity, and an berjaya open mindset. Success comes from being a leader that knows how to be a good team player.

Contrary to the stereotypical myths often propagated, the forefront of the business battlefield is not merely about the leader charging forward alone, but together with the strategy of the team surging creatively to overcome the enemy. Armed with the ability to harbour trust, generate creative mindsets, and rally the joint efforts of a team, the leader emerges as the successful team player who can deliver results for what was promised.

Also, to be a leader, especially through constantly changing circumstances, one needs to think creatively. And what do we mean by creativity? Many consider “creative” people to be “lucky” people – in that, they always get “flashes of inspiration” as if it is a talent they are born with. Instead, we believe that luck is actually the meeting point between “timing” and “preparation”. One cannot control timing but one can control preparation. So, even though leaders cannot control the circumstances around them, they can certainly prepare themselves, their teams and their organization to capture the right opportunity when it comes. Thus, creative leaders prepare as much “groundwork” as possible – learning continuously, promoting the right team culture for risk and change, cultivating a keen sense of vigilant awareness of the circumstances around them. Then, when the right moment comes, the leader and the team are ready to creatively take on the challenges ahead. As the saying goes, “Fortune favours the prepared mind.”

With an open mindset, BERJAYA UCH believes that a leader must be able to view multiple perspectives so they can wisely choose the right tools to conquer obstacles. That is why we offer students our unique BERJAYA Immersion Methodology. This tried and true teaching methodology is based on the ‘Learning by Doing’ principle – which allows students to think critically, communicate effectively, work productively and manage professionally through actively engaging problems, obstacles and opportunities at hand. In other words, BERJAYA UCH frees students from conventional thinking within the four walls of a classroom to opening up their minds so they see a world of endless problem-solving opportunities.

Equipped with this strong foundation of teamwork, creativity and an open mindset, BERJAYA UCH is confident that our colleagues and graduates are ready to take on the challenges of the leadership role in the hospitality industry with great success!

What thoughts do you have for Leadship as it relates to Hospitality ?

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Berjaya Hosts Celebrity Chef – Robert Rainford – want to dine with him ?

Celebrity chef grill master Robert Rainford is coming to Berjaya University College of Hospitality,  Malaysia in June 2009. Catch him live in person to learn more about his skills and share ‘grilling’ tips with him.

Malaysia Only Contest site: http://www.berjaya.edu.my/afc-contest.php


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‘Love Me Do!’ winners tie the knot – 1st online wedding contest via social media

FACEBOOK was the primary Social Platform engaged with to spread news of the contest.

KELVIN Teo Seh Kiat and Kimberly Yap Huay Sean, the winners of Love Me Do!, the region’s first online wedding contest – tied the knot last week on the beautiful beach at Burau Bayon Langkawi island.


Teo and his bride Yap surrounded by the bridesmaids.

The couple exchanged their marriage vows on the Berjaya Langkawi Beach & Spa Resort with a panoramic view of the Andaman Sea, witnessed by about 60 of their closest relatives and friends and members of the media.

The couple had won an all-expenses-paid designer beach wedding by Nupts & Such and other prizes worth RM100,000 in the online contest.

As part of their prize, they walked down the beach with a sponsored bridal gown designed by That Special Occasion, groom’s wear designed by Noir Concept, candid moments captured by world-renowned photographer Edmund Tham, decor by Confetti, and a delectable wedding cake by The Loaf.

Their glitzy footwear was by Charles & Keith and Pedro, fragrance by Ralph Lauren Romance, splashes of colour by Shu Uemura and styling by Centro for L’Oréal Professionnel.

They will also receive a customised built-in kitchenette for their new home from Signature Kitchen.

‘Love Me Do!’, which was launched last October, had recorded impressive figures on the Internet. The website has attracted over 1,000 fans on Facebook, 42,000 unique page visits and more than 830,000 page views.

Apart from winning the wedding of their dream, they will also be named as ambassadors for Berjaya Hotels and Resorts and be a part of the group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects for a period of one year, during which they would be required to participate in all or some of the charity events organised by the group.

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think Immersion Education as it relates to Hospitality…

What does it mean… “in traditional educational instituitons that do not apply the immersion methodology, it is just learning theories in classes and that is it. however in the application of this methodology, the classroom is expanded in the sense that it “throws” the students directly into the industry itself whereby they apply the knowledge that they learn to polish up their skills. in other words it is the application of theories in the practical world as hospitality is not a “book” industry it is a “practical” industry. beyond books it is also the exposure to the environment as well as it is vital that the environment reflects what the students are learning. imagine students learning medicine who do all thier learning in a classroom but when they go into an operating theatre, they are unable to apply the knowledge they have learned .. same concept. i hope this answers your query in the immersion methodology.”

Shiela from the hospitality matters group on facebook believes it is the above… what are you thoughts – visit http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=180280445509 to voice an opinion…


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