Mexican chef Laura Cabrera lectures a master class at Bilkent University

On October 20, Mexican chef Laura Cabrera visited the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management at Bilkent University to offer the master class “The basis of Mexican food: nixtamalization” to Bilkent students and members of the Gastronomy Club.This was part of a set of activities that chef Cabrera realized during her stay in Ankara. 

Laura Cabrera is an experienced and passionate chef born in the Mexican Caribbean with experience in various restaurant and company settings, striving to serve thebest food possible using local ingredients. After spending some time at Noma, Laura worked in different restaurants and projects in Mérida, Yucatán, before moving to Copenhagen, Denmark where she has been the head chef of Mexican restaurants Sanchez and Hija de Sanchez for the last seven years. 

 

The master class “The basis of Mexican food: nixtamalization”, was aimed to share with the Turkish public the process of nixtamalization, one of the greatest discoveries for Mexican gastronomy. During this process the grain’s coating is eliminated, making it less fibrous and creating a more elastic dough, which allows for the preparation of tortillas. Nixtamalization, allowed the Mesoamerican population to depend on corn without nutritional problems. The master class also included a practical demonstration of the process along with the elaboration of tortillas. 

 

This activity has been organized with the support of the Embassy of Mexico in Türkiye and the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management from Bilkent University. Both entities agreed to continue working to strengthen their collaboration to offer new opportunities and experiences to the students. 

The Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse and Haaga-Helia is pleased to invite to join the next webinar, Decent Work Through Automation in Hospitality

The Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse and Haaga-Helia is pleased to invite to join the next webinar, about Decent work through automation in Hospitality, presented by Aarni Tuomi. This will take place on October 3rd 2022, at 10 AM Paris Time on Zoom.

https://haaga-helia.zoom.us/j/64202269758

Here is a quick introduction to this interesting topic:

Advances in service robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) pose to automate an increasing number of tasks in hospitality and tourism. Recent literature has highlighted the role of automation in hospitality management to automate navigation and movement tasks (“the use of legs”), the manipulation of objects (“the use of hands”), and processing of different kinds of natural signals, e.g. for communication (“the use of eyes, ears and mouth”). As automation increases in hospitality and tourism, the importance of considering how and when to keep human workers in-the-loop becomes imperative both economically, socially, and ethically, as well as in relation to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 8: Decent Work. In this discussion, Dr. Aarni Tuomi considers the applications and implications of intelligent automation in hospitality. Aarni works as a Senior Lecturer at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland. Before joining Haaga-Helia he worked as a Ph.D. Researcher at the University of Surrey’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (UK), and before that as a Restaurant Manager of a busy vegetarian bistro in Cambridge, UK. His research has been published in journals including Annals of Tourism Research, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.

GE 100 Orientation Welcome to 2022 – 2023 Academic Life

Aramıza Hoş Geldiniz.

2022-2023 Akademik Yılı’nda aramıza yeni katılan öğrencilerimizle , Fakülte Dekan Yardımcımız Doç. Dr. Ayşe Collins, THM Bölümü Başkanımız Senior Lecturer Jamel Ben Chafra, bölüm hocalarımız ve idari kadromuz ile beraber GE 100 “Üniversite Hayatına Giriş” dersi kapsamında oryantasyonumuzu gerçekleştirdik.

Press Release: Horizon Europe Grant Goes to Tourism and Hotel Management Department 

Bilkent University, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department of Tourism and Hotel Management received a grant of 3.1 million Euros under the Research, Innovation, and Action projects within the Horizon Europe Programme. The project will be carried out under the coordination of Bilkent University by Prof. Dr. H. Altay Güvenir, Asst. Prof. Eda Gürel and Instructors Arzu Sibel İkinci, Oğuz Benice and Neşe Şahin Özçelik. Asst. Prof. Eda Gürel will be the coordinator of the CULTURATI project, which aims to develop an inclusive cultural ecosystem with visitor and capacity management by using digital solutions and cutting-edge technologies.

Along with the tourism industry, cultural and creative industries (CCIs) are most affected by the pandemic. All CCIs need systems or management tools to make them more resilient today. Thus, CULTURATI aims to;

  • enhance and support collaboration between CCIs, and citizens to promote Europe’s culture, values, and interests,
  • increase accessibility, awareness, and understanding of cultural heritage and arts,
  • preserve cultural heritage by preventing deterioration due to overcrowding and sustain valuable resources,
  • enhance the audience experience through customized games, and routes by optimizing the number of people on the venue or site-based CCIs, ensuring social distancing between them in case of a pandemic.

CULTURATI is a global content platform that enables CCIs, creative professionals, and citizens to create content collectively for cultural heritage and arts across Europe. Consequently, CULTURATI curates content in its database and delivers customized information with the help of its algorithm. Therefore, the principal objective of the CULTURATI project is to design, develop, evaluate and validate mainstream technologies for its ecosystem utilizing the Internet of Things, cloud and mobile technologies, sensors (people counters), and Artificial Intelligence. Our user-centered design methodology situates user needs at the center by actively involving them in five pilot sites across Europe to validate CULTURATI, as well as increase engagement with broader audiences. Accordingly, our interdisciplinary consortium involves computer scientists, CCIs, academia from various disciplines, including social sciences, SMEs, public authorities, and non-profit community initiatives to focus on engaging citizens, and ensuring widespread communication and exploitation of CULTURATI in Europe and internationally.

The following universities, SMEs, public and non-governmental organizations are included in the consortium established to carry out the project across Europe, under the coordination of Bilkent University. The project has 14 partners;

  1. Bilkent University (Coordinator), Turkey
  2. Haaga-Helia University, Finland
  3. Rauman Kaupunki, Finland (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  4. Touch TD, UK
  5. Oxford Brookes University, UK
  6. Rahmi M. Koç Museums, Turkey
  7. Serdar Vural Öktem, Turkey
  8. Universita Degli Studi Di Foggia, Italy
  9. IOTIQ, Germany
  10. NUMBEO Estrategia e Innovacion, S.L., Spain
  11. Universidad Carlos III De Madrid, Spain
  12. Ankara Governorship, Turkey
  13. Meridaunia Soc. Cons. Arl, Italy
  14. Blenheim Palace Heritage Foundation, UK (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Meslek Seminerleri: Üniversite adaylarını meslek seminerlerimize bekliyoruz. Ayrıntılı bilgiye buradan ulaşabilirsiniz.  

THM Get Together (students, graduates, instructors): Let’s get together on 21 June 2022 after the graduation ceremony at 18:30 at the North Shields Pub of the Bilkent Hotel and Conference Center. 

THM 418 Senior Project Poster Presentation will be held on 12 May 2022 between 10:00-14:00 at R Building.

THM Online Masterclass at the Institut Paul Bocuse Alliance Summer Program: Turkish Cuisine by Ali Ronay, Graduate of Institut Paul Bocuse and Celebrity Chef Owner

Short Bio:

Ali Ronay, born in 1978, while he began his education at İstanbul Bilgi University’s Visual Communication Design Faculty, he decided to pursue his dream of culinary arts and hotel management and attended L’Institut Paul Bocuse, Ecole Des Arts Culinaires et de L’Hôtellerie.

In Washington, D.C. Cities Restaurant, under the guidance of Chef Aret Sahakyan he gained experience and at the age of 27 began work in the establishment and running of several hotels and restaurants both in Turkey and abroad.

Upon his return to Turkey, Ali Ronay started work as the youngest Turkish chef at The Ritz-Carlton, İstanbul. Later he continued as the Executive Chef of The Kempinski Barbaros Bay, Bodrum; as the Executive Chef during the pre-opening of Raffles Zorlu Center, Istanbul; as Corporate Chef of Doğus D.ream, and the first Turkish Executive Chef of The Swissotel Bosphorus, Istanbul. He has also gained valuable experience dealing with Michelin star chefs Paco Perez, Sven Elverfeld, and Sergi Arola.

While acting as a jury in Turkey’s popular television channel Fox TV’s program The Taste Turkey, his team has won first place twice in a row. He has been a member of the jury as well in this channel’s Şef Akademi program.

Ali Ronay’s aim is to continue his research and to promote to the world the twelve thousand-year-old Anatolian cuisines. Ali Ronay is the founder of Ronay’s International Food and Beverage Consultancy Company and co-founder of Ronay’s Deli. 

This summer program is exclusive to the students, graduates, instructors, and staff of the Alliance members. 

THM Online Seminar at the Institut Paul Bocuse Alliance Summer Program: Hospitality Industry With the Pandemic by Hakan Özel, 1998 THM Graduate, General Manager, Shangri-La Dubai.

Short Bio:

Hakan Ozel is the THM ’98 alumnus of Bilkent University and has been a senior executive with 25 years of luxury hotel experience. Currently, he has been the General Manager of Shangri-La Dubai since 2017. Before this appointment, he was the General Manager of Shangri-La’s China World Summit Wing Beijing and Shangri-La Tianjin in China. He has been working with Shangri-La Group for the past 17 years in many locations such as Dalian, Shenzhen, Wenzhou, Tianjin, and Beijing in China, Muscat in Sultanate of Oman, and Jakarta in Indonesia. Before joining the Shangri-La Group, Hakan held positions at luxury hotels spanning Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and his hometown in Turkey, where he started his illustrious career in Food & Beverage Management.

Hakan’s vast knowledge in operating, opening, renovation, refurbishment, and improvement projects became an instrument primarily for turn-around properties, including take-over, rebranding, and revamping. He is highly committed to the business’s financial success and drives results in a competitive manner while strengthening the collaborative partnership with all stakeholders. He gives character to hotels with innovation and creativity. He accepts guest loyalty as the key business driver, hence paying close attention to relationships.

He creates opportunities for team members to achieve their personal and career goals. He promotes a productive working environment, effective decision-making, and friendly guest and staff regulations. He is obsessed with quality, consistency, continuous differentiation, guest experience, and satisfaction. He is also dedicated to colleagues’ development and succession for this purpose. His main passion in business remains to offer the highest quality service and unique guest experiences, while family, health, friends, and principles remain his all-time life values. While setting up the profit generation and social cultures in the hotel, Hakan has been continuously developing his career and personal intellectual assets to ensure that he will take on higher responsibilities in the groups soon.

This summer program is exclusive to the students, graduates, instructors, and staff of the Alliance members.  

Institut Paul Bocuse Alliance Summer Program: This summer program is exclusive to the students, graduates, instructors and staff of the Alliance members. To register, please use the link in the poster.  

Registration will be closed on the 26th of May 2022 at midnight.

To watch, please follow the link: https://alliance.institutpaulbocuse.com/international-virtualliance-summer-program-2022/

THM Online Seminar: Art Museum Visitor Segments: Evidence from Italy on Omnivores and Highbrow Univores

The Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, member of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, cordially invites you to the online seminar titled “Art Museum Visitor Segments: Evidence from Italy on Omnivores and Highbrow Univores” by Dr Eda Gürel, Department of Tourism and Hotel Management on 4 May 2022 at 18:00 (GMT+3). The seminar will be in English.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/93760570291

Short Bio:

Eda Gürel, Ph.D, is an assistant professor teaching management, marketing, and economics-related courses and the Chair of the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, Faculty of Applied Sciences at Bilkent University. Dr. Gürel is a department graduate and has her MSc in Tourism Marketing from the University of Surrey. She received her associate professorship in 2017 from the Higher Education Council in Turkey. Her Ph.D. thesis focuses on public relations in museums. Her research interests include experience economy, cultural capital and consumption, museums, tourism ethics, and entrepreneurship. She has published in the International Journal of Arts Management, Annals of Tourism Research, European Journal of Marketing, and the Journal of Business Ethics. She holds a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a system to create games and routes for cultural and natural heritage involving optimization.

The seminar will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the Bilkent University and students of the members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse in 20 different countries. 

THM Online Seminar: What Makes a Successful Hotelier

Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, member of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, cordially invites you to the online seminar titled “What Makes a Successful Hotelier” by Alper Can Bulçum, Multi Property General Manager, Sheraton Ankara Hotel and Convention Center and Lugal A Luxury Collection by Marriott on April 27, 2022, at 19:00.

Join Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/95528955001 Meeting ID: 955 2895 5001

Short Bio:
Alper Can Bulçum is an award-wining general manager. Among the awards he received, was the General Manager of the Year 2014 Award of the Wyndham Hotel Group, EMEAI while he was the Cluster General Manager for Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Dubai and Ramada Sharjah Hotel and Suites. He also received two other awards for the hotels he managed; the Hotel of the Year 2017 award for the St. Regis Istanbul, Luxury Marriott Brands in Europe, and the Hotel of the Year 2013, EMEA, for the Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina. He has more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry and worked at prestigious hotels with impressive success tracks and turnarounds in rapid-changing environments in Turkey and abroad. He has expertise in revenue management, brand development and strategic planning. He is customer-focused and performance-driven with strong leadership skills.

He started his carrier in 1991 as a receptionist in ParkSA Hilton İstanbul and has been a general manager since 2015. During his carrier, he worked in many countries including UAE, Italy, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Bahrain and Turkey. San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice, Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Dubai, Ramada Sharjah Hotel and Suites, The Marmara Taksim Istanbul, InterContinental Almaty and JW Marriott Absheron Baku can be listed among the hotels for which he was the general manager. He is currently the multi-property general manager of Ankara Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center and Lugal, A Luxury Collection Hotel of Marriott International.  He recently published a book titled “Hotelier” to tell about his experiences in the industry and inspire young professionals.

The seminar will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the Bilkent University and students of the members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse in 20 different countries. 

Bilkent University Career Fair: 24th Career Fair

Running from March 21 through April 8, the fair will give Bilkent students a chance to learn more about job opportunities and recruitment policies at companies and institutions, such as Vestel Elektronik, Havelsan and P&G, active in 18 sectors.

This year’s fair, the 24th to be held, will take place online and comprises two stages. The first stage, consisting of 25-minute presentations by representatives of the participating organizations, will take place between March 21 and April 1, via Zoom. During the second stage, which will take place April 5 – 8 on a 3D platform, students will be able to interact directly with executives and managers of the participating companies and institutions via both chat and video meetings.

The Career Fair will allow Bilkent students to take a look at future career possibilities as well as to explore internship opportunities. For additional details and updates over the coming weeks, please follow BAIS announcements concerning the event. 

For more information, please visit the web page of the 24th Career Fair. 

The seminar will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students.

THM Online Career Event: Swissôtel Resort Bodrum Beach

Online meeting organized with Swissôtel Resort Bodrum Beach for an internship or recruitment  on 29 March 2022 at 19:00 on Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/98630117927
Meeting ID: 986 3011 7927
 

The seminar will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students.

THM Online Career Event: Susona Bodrum LXR Hotels & Resorts

Online meeting organized with The Bodrum Edition Hotel. If you are looking for an internship or recruitment you can meet with the executives on Zoom on 7 March 2022 at 19:00.

The meeting will be both in English and Turkish, and you can join with the link below to join the meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/99455641170 Meeting ID: 994 5564 1170
 

The seminar will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students.

Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse Online Event: Ice Fishing Adventure in Canada

Organized by the Conestoga College, Executive Chef Brad Lomanto and outdoor enthusiast Darryl Haus (also Maître ‘D at Conestoga College) for the ice fishing adventure, get onboard a snow mobile and head across the frozen lake, in search of perch, pickerel (walleye) or pike. Then they will head to the kitchen and show you the best way to prepare the fish.  

The event will be held on 15 March 2022 at 2 PM Paris Time due to the daylight saving in Canada. 

The seminar will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the Bilkent University and students of the members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse in 20 different countries. 

THM Online Seminar: Allium Bodrum Resort & Spa

Online meeting organized with The Bodrum Edition Hotel. If you are looking for an internship or recruitment you can meet with the executives on Zoom on 7 March 2022 at 19:00.

The meeting will be both in English and Turkish, and you can join with the link below to join the meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/92688119318 Meeting ID: 926 8811 9318
 

The seminar will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students.

 

THM Online Seminar: Somer Sivrioğlu, THM ’93, MasterChef Jury Member

The Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, member of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, cordially invites you to the online seminar titled “Turkish cuisine – Carrying tradition to the future: A chef’s perspective of our food and how it is perceived internationally, challenges, potentials, and solutions for the future” by Somer Sivrioğlu, THM’93, MasterChef Turkey Jury Member on 9 March 2022 at 20:00 (GMT+3). The seminar will be in English. 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96839167961 Meeting ID: 968 3916 7961

 

Short Bio:

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Somer grew up around kitchens – his mum was a chef/restaurateur, so Somer knew right from the start it takes a lot of hard work and passion when it comes to the food industry.

He spent his first 25 years in Istanbul, Turkey, before moving to Australia to study MBA at UTS, then falling in love with Australia and starting his own Turkish restaurant Efendy in Balmain, Sydney, in 2007. Since it opened, Efendy became the custodian of Turkish food in Australia, winning several local and national awards. In 2015, Somer realized his lifelong dream of co-authoring his first cookbook, Anatolia, printed in five countries in 3 languages and winning the prestigious IACP award for the best international cookbook in the USA.

In 2016, Somer opened his second restaurant Anason, the first permanent restaurant to open in Barangaroo, getting rave reviews and an award for the best new restaurant.

In 2018, Somer was offered a host and judge position at Masterchef Turkey. In its fourth season, he continues with the program, recording over 300 episodes and ranking number one reality show on prime time for the last three years.

Somer is a graduate of the Tourism and Hotel Management Department, Bilkent University.

 

The seminar will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the Bilkent University and students of the members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse in 20 different countries. 

THM Online Seminar: Burçin Türkkan, THM ’97, President of SKAL International

The Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, member of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, cordially invites you to the online seminar “Celebrating Women in Poisitons of Power” by Burçin Türkkan on March 8, 2022, at 19:00 (GMT+3). For more information about Burçin, read the article published on the Bilkent News

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95273584739 Meeting ID: 952 7358 4739

The seminar will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the Bilkent University and students of the members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse in 20 different countries.  

THM Online Career Event: The Bodrum Edition Hotel 

Online meeting organized with The Bodrum Edition Hotel. If you are looking for an internship or recruitment you can meet with the executives on Zoom on 7 March 2022 at 19:00.

The meeting will be both in English and Turkish, and you can join with the link below to join the meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/92907754600 Meeting ID: 929 0775 4600

The seminar will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students.

THM Online Seminar: Tourism and Sustainability: The Case of Costa Rica

Organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Costa Rica in Ankara, Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, member of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, cordially invites you to the seminar titled “Tourism and Sustainability: The Case of Costa Rica” by H. E. Gustavo Campos Fallas Ambassador of Costa Rica.

In 2019, Costa Rica was named “Champion of the Earth” by the United Nations for its direct role in protecting nature and fighting climate change. The country was already known as a world leader in sustainability for putting environmental concerns at the forefront of its political and economic policies.

If you would like to learn more about Costa Rica’s keys to success as a sustainable tourism pioneer, please join us online on Zoom on 2 March 2022, at 19:00 (GMT+3). The event is in English, and it is within the scope of GE.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/94373710980

Meeting ID: 943 7371 0980

Short Bio: E. Gustavo Campos Fallas has been the Ambassador of Costa Rica in the Republic of Turkey since 2018. He has developed a specialized profile in international law, diplomacy, international relations, and negotiations. Ambassador Campos has also written different manuals for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica about tourism, trade, and investment. Besides, he is a strong supporter of the Certificate of Sustainable Tourism (CST).

The seminar will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the Bilkent University and students of the members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse in 20 different countries. 

ALLiance by Institut Paul Bocuse Online Event: Culinary Trends – 2022 French Case Study

This online conference will focus on current Culinary Industry Trends for 2022, based on a French exploration case study on 25 February 2022 at 15:30 (Paris time). To join the conference on Zoom by Maxime Moise, follow the link https://institutpaulbocuse.zoom.us/my/alliance.by.institutpaulbocuse 

The seminar will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the Bilkent University and students of the members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse in 20 different countries. 

THM Online Career Event: Radisson Collection Bodrum

The Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, a member of The Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, cordially invites you to the online meeting organized with Radisson Collection Bodrum. If you are looking for an internship or recruitment, you can meet with the executives online on Zoom on 22 February 2022 at 19:00.

The meeting will be both in English and Turkish, and you can join with the link below to join the meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/93474101054
Meeting ID: 934 7410 1054 

The seminar will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the Bilkent University. 

THM Online Seminar: Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality through the Lens of Applied Ethics

Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, member of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, cordially invites you to the online seminar “Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality through the Lens of Applied Ethics” by Asst. Prof. Semih Yılmaz, California State University East Bay on January 11, 2022, at 15h30.

Abstract: Why does it matter for tourism to be sustainable? Are green hotels, responsible dining and community-based destinations worth all the effort? Sustainability is perhaps the most dominant developmental paradigm in today’s tourism & hospitality – born of at least a sixty-year-old debate over the societal and environmental impacts of tourism. However, questions of its raison d’être are rooted in the ethical philosophy that spans millennia. In this seminar, the three pillars of sustainable tourism are analyzed as applied fields of prominent normative ethicalities: consequentialism, deontology and virtue ethics. Current, as well as previous research, is also discussed to suggest answers to the ultimate yet equivocal question: Is it ethical to be sustainable?

Short Bio: Semih Yilmaz, Ph.D., has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism, California State University, East Bay. He holds a BA in Tourism Management from Bogazici University, an MBA from Bilkent University and a PhD in Tourism from University of Florida. He has previously worked as a specialist for the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, where he collaborated with international organizations such as OECD, UNWTO, and UNDP on tourism development projects. His main research interest is sustainable consumer behavior in tourism and hospitality settings.   

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/94980305075

Meeting ID: 949 8030 5075

The seminar will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the Bilkent University and students of the members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse in 20 different countries. 

ALLiance by Institut Paul Bocuse Summer Program: To apply, please visit: https://ipb.myapply.online/Inscription

The deadline is the 28th of January 2022.

Türkiye Turizm Zirvesi: 24-26 Mart, Antalya

Türkiye Turizm Zirvesi, T.C. Cumhurbaşkanlığı Himayelerinde düzenlenen 4. Dünya Sağlık, Spor ve Alternatif Turizm Kongresi ve Fuarı (HESTOUREX) kapsamında, “Daha iyi bir dünya için turizm” temasıyla, Turizm Akademisyenleri Derneği (TUADER) ve Profesyonel Otel Yöneticileri Derneği (POYD) iş birliğinde kamu kurum ve kuruluşları, turizm meslek örgütleri, sivil toplum kuruluşları, turizm işletmeleri ve üniversitelerin katılımıyla 24-26 Mart 2022 tarihlerinde Antalya’da düzenlenecektir. Türkiye Turizm Zirvesi, kamu kurumları, sektör ve akademiden kilit aktörler ile uzmanların bir araya gelmelerini ve güçlü iş birliklerini sağlayarak, turizm sektöründe ortak akıl ile politika ve stratejileri geliştirmek üzere planlanmıştır. Türkiye Turizm Zirvesi’nde, turizm sektöründeki yenilikler, engeller ve güncel gelişmeler doğrultusunda fikir alışverişi sağlanacak ve farklı bakış açıları ile değerlendirmeler gerçekleştirilecektir.

Zirveyle ilgili detaylı bilgiye  https://turizmzirvesi.org/ sayfasından ulaşılabilir. 

Zirve çerçevesinde gerçekleşecek akademik kongre MTCON ’22 bildiri kabulü ve değerlendirmesi için bilgiler aşağıda yer almaktadır.

İlgilenen akademisyenlerin, öğrencilerin ve / veya profesyonellerin bildirilerini aşağıda belirtilen tarihten önce http://mtcon.org web adresinden bilim kurulu üyelerimiz tarafından değerlendirilmek üzere göndermeleri beklenmektedir. Bildiriler, İngilizce ve Türkçe dillerinde kabul edilecektir. Bildiri kabulü; özet veya tam metin şeklinde gerçekleştirilecektir. Tüm bildiriler çift kör hakem inceleme süreci ile değerlendirilecektir. Özet veya tam metin gönderme son tarihi, 28 Şubat 2022‘dir. Ayrıntılı bilgi için lütfen http://www.mtcon.org web sayfamızı ziyaret edebilir ve sorularınız için info@mtcon.org e-postamız ile bizimle her zaman iletişime geçebilirsiniz.

 Bilkent Üniversitesi, Turizm ve Otel İşletmeciliği Bölümü, Türkiye Turizm Zirvesi Paydaşıdır. 

ALLiance by Institut Paul Bocuse Holiday Cocktail Demonstration On Monday  the 20th of December at 5 PM Paris Time, Darryl Haus, Maître d’ Bloom Restaurant at Conestoga College, will host the last webinar of the year 2021. This Cocktail Demonstration will be held in English, presenting 3 different recipes: The Wintergreen Fizz, the Wax Washed Honey Old Fashion & Cinnamon dram, and the Clarified Rum Punch.

Do not miss this last opportunity of the year to share and learn! Make sure to invite faculty members and your students.

Here is the link to the event via  zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97897124484

THM Online Career Event: The Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, a member of The Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, cordially invites you to the online meeting organized in collaboration with the Four Seasons Hotel Doha, Qatar. If you are looking for recrutiment or internship, you can meet with the executives online on Zoom on 20 December 2021 at 20:00 (GMT+3).

You can join the meeting with the link below: 

https://zoom.us/j/99468570493

Meeting ID: 994 6857 0493

The meeting will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the Bilkent University.    

THM Online Career Event: The Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, a member of The Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, cordially invites you to the online meeting organized in collaboration with Hospitality & Beyond LTD, a hospitality consultancy firm located in London, UK owned by THM graduates. Due to Brexit, there is over 1.000.000 shortage of qualified staff in the hospitality industry in the UK. If you are looking for an internship and work/travel, you can meet with the executives online on Zoom on 16 December 2021 at 20:00 (GMT+3).

You can join the meeting with the link below: 

https://zoom.us/j/94221011150

Meeting ID: 942 2101 1150

The meeting will be both in English and Turkish and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the Bilkent University.    

10. Bilkent Tourism Forum. Organized online on Zoom on 9 December 2021. Please visit  http://thm.bilkent.edu.tr/forum/for the program and to register.

The event is open to the public, THM graduates and students of the members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse in 20 different countries.

   

ALLiance by Institut Paul Bocuse Research Webinar:  

ESDAI Guadalajara and the ALLiance Research Webinar – “Towards a sustainable tourism development. An approximation through the systems approach” will be conducted by Ana Gabriela Ramírez Gutiérrez. It will take place on the 18th of November at 16h30 Paris Time.

Register here: https://up-edu-mx.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJModu2gpz4qHd2ZUlU40Cz9u3s05amMRcFi

The details are also available on the Alliance website https://alliance.institutpaulbocuse.com/

The meeting will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the Bilkent University.  

ALLiance by Institut Paul Bocuse Nutrition Challenge 2021:  ALLiance by Institut Paul Bocuse and Conestoga College are launching the #ALLianceNutritionChallenge among all the members institutions.

It is with pleasure that you are more than welcome to join this competition. You will find enclosed all the details concerning the challenge in the guidelines all the related documents. (Fiche Technique / Estimation of nutritional values)

 The steps to participate:

1 – Create a nutrient based Snack / Breakfast recipe

2 – Try it / Take a picture

3 – Send the recipe & related documents at contact-alliance@institutpaulbocuse.com before November 15th

4 – Wait for the results !  17th December

 Good luck for this #ALLianceNutritionChallenge !  

THM Online Career Event: The Department of Tourism and Hotel Management a member of The Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, cordially invite you to the online meeting organized in collaboration with the Indigo Group of Companies which has businesses in the tourism industry in Turkey such as the Museum Hotel in Cappadocia. If you are looking for recruitment or internship, you can meet with the executives online on the Zoom on 4 November 2021 at 20:00 (GMT+3).

The meeting will be both in English and Turkish, and you can register here:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcude2hrDopE9Hg4QNduCQeo43pUDdwKwy2

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The meeting will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the Bilkent University.  

   

THM Special Culinary Event – Latin American Buffet for the Bicentennial at Le Piment Rouge: Bilkent University, Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, organized in collaboration with the Embassies of Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Peru, celebrates the 200th Anniversary of their Independence with a special event at Le Piment Rouge, 21 October 2021. 

 

   

ALLiance by Institut Paul Bocuse Culinary Demonstration: Special event by Maxime Moise – Chef and Alumni Institut Paul Bocuse

One link to join : https://institutpaulbocuse.zoom.us/j/8909009470

THM Online Event – Turkish Food Demonstration: Bilkent University Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, member of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, organized on online Turkish Food Demonstration in collaboration with the Hong Kong Turkish Consulate General and the University of Hong Kong Polytechnic on 11 October 2021 at 10:30 (Turkey time), 15:30 (Hong Kong time). 

The Program:

3:30: Introduction by The Consul General of Turkey, Mr Peyami Kalyoncu

3:45: Greeting from Chef Elif Denizci and Mr Ali Unal, the Bilkent
Univeristy, Turkey

3:50 – 4:10: Food Demonstration on Düğün Çorbası (Appertizer)
Traditional Soup and “Düğün” means Wedding

4:10 – 4:30 Food Demonstration on Şekerpare (Dessert) Traditional Sweet
Pastry with Syrup

4:30 – 4:45 Q&A with Chef Elif Denizci and Mr Ali Unal

5:00 – 6:00 Food Demonstration by The Turkish Chef at the Western Food
Lab Perde Pilavı (Rice Pilaf Pie with Chicken and Almonds)

The zoom link for the class is as follows:

Topic: HTM1C06 – Understanding Turkish Food Culture with Food
Demonstration

Time: Oct 11, 2021 15:30 PM (HK Time)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://polyu.zoom.us/j/91823351498?pwd=enJ3bVZJSGk4UGNrNHFQTzRXeUNjZz09   

THM Special Event – Guatemalan Cuisine Master Class: Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management feat. The Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Guatemala in Ankara, cordially invites you to the following live Master Class By Euda Morales on Guatemalan Cuisine on 7 October 2021 at 11:00 in RC101 Demo Kitchen.

The event will be in English and it is open to the Bilkent University community, including students and  graduates of THM.

   

ALLiance by Institut Paul Bocuse Thai Cooking Demonstration: Dusit Thani College feat. The Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, invites you on a trip across the globe to Bangkok, Thailand for a Live Cooking Demo to explore 2 iconic Thai dishes, Khao Kluk Gapi (Rice with shrimp paste and condiments) and Khao Niew Moon (Mango sticky rice)  on September 28 (Tuesday), 2021 at 13:00pm (GMT+2/France) and 18:00pm (GMT+7/Thailand).

Ajarn (Thai for teacher) Sirorat Kachendecha will introduce the dishes to you and take you through the mis en place, cooking and plating of these two dishes, so that although we cannot welcome you to Thailand just yet,  you will still be able to experience a little bit of the amazing food that makes Thailand so famous!

The conference will be in English, and you can join the event from the link below:

https://institutpaulbocuse.zoom.us/j/8909009470

THM Online Get Together: We miss you all! Lets get together online on 19 August 2021 at 20:00 on Zoom. The event is for the students and graduates of THM and open to university candidates. Please join by using the link on instagram.com/bilkentunivthm   

THM Online Seminar: Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management feat. The Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, cordially invites you to the webinar titled “Colombia: The New Gastronomic Destination” organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in Ankara, Embassy of Colombia in Ankara, and ProComlombia on July 8, 2021 at 5 pm (GMT+3).

Guest Speaker: Verónica Socarrás, ProColombia
 
You can join the event from the link below:
 
H. E. Mr. JULIO ANÍBAL RIAÑO Ambassador of Colombia will make an opening speech at the event.
 
The meeting will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse in 20 different countries.  

   

ALLiance by Institut Paul Bocuse Virtual Summer Program 2021: 

#Event #throwback : Institut Paul Bocuse has launched the first #Virtualliance summer program in June 2021!
This 100% online program was exclusively proposed for Alliance members and their students, proposing 6 differents sharing sessions:
– 09/06 – Paul Bocuse life & work // Fraisier demonstration with the chef Durant
– 10/06 – Paul Bocuse recipes demonstration // Meeting with a French baker, Michel Izard
– 11/06 – Dicovering French products and market // « Retour du marché » demonstration

  

THM Special Event – We Recognize Excellence: 28th Bilkent THM Awards Ceremony will be held on 8 June 2021  at 12:45 online on the Zoom.  The event brings industry members, students, graduates and instructors together. 

THM Online Career Event. Looking for recruitment or internship? Career Event organized by Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management in collaboration with the Double Tree by Hilton Dubai located in the United Arab Emirates on  15 April 2021 @18:00 (GMT+3). To join our meeting with the executives, please register at

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrcuqsrTsuH9Ql8JL2_gooQYKSyJZ2lZML
 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The meeting will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the Bilkent University.  

THM Online Career Event. Looking for recruitment or internship? Career Event organized by Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management in collaboration with the Paloma Finesse Side. 8 April 2021 @18:00 (GMT+3). To join our meeting with the executives, please register at

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The meeting will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse in 20 different countries.  

THM Culinary Workshop – The Joy of Making Thai Food. On April 6 and 7, in anticipation of Songkran, the Thai New Year, the Embassy of Thailand in Ankara organized a special workshop at the Le Piment Rouge, the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management’s practice restaurant. Minister-Counsellor Charkrienorrathip Sevikul and his wife attended the event.

The workshop provided students taking the Food Production 1 and 2 courses an opportunity to learn the basics of Thai cuisine by preparing popular Thai dishes such as tom yum goong (lemongrass and shrimp soup) and pad thai, along with Thai desserts, under expert instruction. For the occasion, a new recipe – Foi Thong Delight (golden egg yolk threads served with pistachios) – that combined elements of a Thai dessert with Turkish ingredients was created and made for the first time.

THM Online Talk. Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, member of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, cordially invite you to the online talk titled “Tarladan Sofraya Bir Restoran Hikayesi – Ön ve Arka Yüzü” on 1 April 2021 at 6 pm by Osman Sezener, 2005 Graduate of THM, Entrepreneur, Owner and Founder of OD Urla Restaurant. He is one of those 19 Chefs assigned by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to promote the Turkish Cuisine around the world.

The talk will be in Turkish, and you can register here:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqdeCvrDIpH9RneX5D8disu49ClXTGE5pO

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

Bio: Osman Sezener

Osman Sezener was born in 1982 to a family and their restaurants that they operate with joy in Izmir. After graduating from İzmir American High School, he therefore took an interest in the food and beverage industry and decided to follow his family. He started his education in Bilkent Tourism and Hotel Management and completed his education in New York French Culinary right after.

With the help of his half German and half Crete roots, he has stepped into the belief that this sector be able to collate what they gave him. In his words, “thanks to his family the wonderful foods that he ate 4 meals on crowded tables” became the determining factor in the creation process.

He worked in important cuisines in US, Italy and Istanbul after his education in order to reinforce his education life with experience. Again, since he was a child, he met with street food on the domestic and international trips, and the meals he ate in good restaurants played a big role in the development of his palate and mind. Being aware that education is not only at school; he has discovered the materials of the land he lives, the recipes of the people with the story and the treasures of the geographies with different textures as his principle for this food adventure he wants to progress.

At that time, Sezener returned to İzmir from his working experience in different countries, and started to work on expanding his family’s Ristorante Pizzeria Venedik with new brands; Venedik Catering and created Venedik Pizza Express. The innovations he plans to make for the family profession have also started to show itself in this way.

Osman Sezener set out to realize what he had dreamed of since his childhood in his determined route, creating a restaurant where he cooked the material from the soil and sea of the region where he grew, in a wood fire, in the most natural way. Based on this philosophy, OD Urla opened its doors to bring visitors with a different experience in the last months of 2018 by positioning Sezener’s family olive grove in Urla. OD continues parallel to the never-ending energy of Osman Sezener and renews its menu every month according to the seasonal bring. For Sezener, who believes that everything can disappear unless he leaves himself to change and forces him to develop, OD aims to offer its guests always the new one. The fact that a good restaurant from the Aegean Region comes to the world stage and makes the most creative use of the unique products of its geography while doing it among the ones Osman Sezener and his team have always worked on for OD.

ALLiance by Institut Paul Bocuse Ecuadorian Ceviche Master Class: #EVENT: USFQ Hospitalidad, Arte Culinario y Turismo invites the members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse to an Ecuadorian Ceviche Masterclass today Wednesday March 24 at 11.30am (GMT+5).

Esteban Tapia, Ecuadorian Food Teacher, and Mario Jimenez, Garde Manger Teacher, will teach how to prepare different variations of Ecuadorian ceviche.
If you want to learn more about the culture importance of ceviche for the Latin America gastronomy, do not miss this unique opportunity!
 
‼️ This event is exclusive for USFQ students and IPB Alliance members.
 

THM Culinary Workshop – Peruvian Cuisine. In collaboration with the Embassy of Peru in Ankara, the workshop celebrates Peruvian cuisine and culture. THM students will prepare a selection of traditional Peruvian dishes under the supervision of Le Piment Rouge chef Elif Denizci, department instructor and chef Bülent Karaoğlu and service instructor Ali Ünal, joined for the occasion by the Peruvian chef Jean Carlo Milla, executive chef at the embassy on 23-24 March 2021.

THM Online Seminar. Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management feat. The Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, cordially invite you to the online seminar titled “Revenue Management 101” on 18 March 2021 at 6 pm (GMT+3) by Zeynep Adıgüzel, 2003 Graduate of the Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, Director of Business Development & Revenue Management, The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul.

The seminar will be in English, and you can register here:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwld-6oqz4vHNDmboSw4cZYzAlsTwk4Pwqy

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

Short Bio: Zeynep Adıgüzel

After graduated from Bilkent University Tourism & Hotel Management in 2003, she started working at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul and gained experience in different departments including the Spa, Reception and Reservations. Decided to pursue a career in Revenue Management in 2009, she started to work as a dedicated Revenue Management Leader in the following 10 years at Divan, Mövenpick and The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul hotels.

After having experience at other brands, she returned to The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul in February 2020 as the Director of Business Development & Revenue Management, in charge of Revenue Management, Marketing and Sales activities. In particular, she is passionate about developing new businesses, finding new revenue streams and planning marketing strategies.

The event is open to the THM graduates and students of the members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse in 20 different countries.

THM Online Talk. The Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, member of the The Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, cordially invite you to the online seminar titled “Women in Positions of Power” on 9 March 2021 at 6 pm (GMT+3). The event will host three female graduates of Bilkent University, Department of Tourism and Hotel Management.

Pelin Ulusoy, 1992 Graduate, Complex General Manager, Sheraton & Aloft Bursa

Zeynep Adıgüzel, 2003 Graduate, Director of Business Development & Revenue Management, The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul

Ebru Hukanoğlu, 2009 Graduate, General Manager, Golden Tulip Istanbul Bayrampaşa

The seminar will be in English, and you can register here:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqd-Chqz8qHNQgew4TW7FvPUjtHqdSFIms

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

The event is within the scope of GE and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse in 20 different countries.  

THM Online Seminar. The Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, member of the The Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, cordially invite you to the online seminar titled “Restaurant Menu Psychology – Part II” by Oğuz Benice, Instructor, Department of Tourism and Hotel Management online on the Zoom on 3 March 2021 at 17:30 (GMT+3).

You can register here:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuceqorTotGNG3t4KDjvG7gpI6Gw-Ohviz 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The event is within the scope of GE and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse in 20 different countries.  

THM Online Career Event. Looking for recruitment or internship? Career Event organized by Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management in collaboration with the Susona Bodrum – LXR Hotels & Resorts by HILTON. 25 February 2021 @18:00 (GMT+3). To join our meeting with the executives, please register at

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The meeting will be in Turkish and it is open to the THM graduates and students.

THM Online Seminar. The Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, member of the The Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, cordially invite you to the online seminar titled “Restaurant Menu Psychology” by Oğuz Benice, Instructor, Department of Tourism and Hotel Management online on the Zoom on 24 February 2021 at 17:00 (GMT+3).

You can register here:
 https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrcuGgpj0oHtGwd0neHwy-3ZbRbCkEFiGT

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The event is within the scope of GE and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse in 20 different countries.  

THM Online Career Event. Looking for recruitment or internship? Career Event organized by Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management in collaboration with the Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum. 11 February 2021 @18:00 (GMT+3). To join our meeting with the executives, please register at

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The meeting will be in English and it is open to the THM graduates and students of the members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse in 20 different countries.  

HOSCO Event: Meet with the CEO of Accor. Organised by HOSCO and Accor, a conference is taking place on Friday, January 29th, 2021.  The conference is about how to embrace the hospitality rebound and chairman and CEO Sebastien Bazin of Accor will be in attendance. 

Here is the link for the event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/accors-vision-for-hospitality-and-the-rising-generation-sebastien-bazin-tickets-137323493265

 

THM Special Recruitment and Career Event. The Department of Tourism and Hotel Management feat. The Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse, cordially invite you to the online meeting organized in collaboration with the LUJO HOTEL in Bodrum Turkey. If you are looking for recruitment or internship in a beautiful place by the sea, you can meet with the executives online on the Zoom on 28 January 2021 at 18:00 (GMT+3). We strongly suggest you to visit the website of this unique new hotel https://www.lujohotel.com/

The meeting will be in English, and you can register here:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpcuyvrjgvGNHlUJ-jtzfAtq9t7_Umstr-

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This meeting is open to the THM graduates and students of the members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse in 20 different countries.  

 

Tourism Club Event. Christmas Cookies Workshop with Elif Denizci, Chef Instructor, organized at the Practice Kitchen and online on the Zoom on 29 December 2020 at 13:00-14:30. 

 

9. Bilkent Tourism Forum. Organized online on Zoom on 10 December 2020. Please visit  http://thm.bilkent.edu.tr/forum/for the program and to register.

 

ALLiance by Institut Paul Bocuse Chicken Challenge. Competition organized by the Institut Paul Bocuse. 

Why? Its primary objective is to bring together and unite participants around a common challenge, regardless of their current location in the world. This competition also promotes the creativity and knowledge of the participants and thus allows the valorisation of their skills. The two winners will get a price and a certificate delivered by Institut Paul Bocuse, as well as the opportunity to add their recipes to the Alliance Advanced Culinary Arts Program 2021.

Who? The competition is open to actual students of the 20 Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse members. Students from year 1, 2 and 3 can participate. The competition does not require any entrance fee or purchase obligation.

When? → Opening of the contest participation: 1st of November 2020

→ Photo submission deadline: 20th of November 2020 at noon (after this date, entries in the competition will not be counted)

→ Votes opening: 21st of November 2020

→ Deadline for votes: 28th of November 2020

→ Final jury: 30th of November 2020

→ Publication of the 2 winners: 1st of December 2020

Italian Culinary Days Workshop Series. Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse holds the Italian Culinary Days in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Ankara on 23-25-27 November 2020. For free registration, please email elif.denizci@bilkent.edu.tr

 

Peruvian Culinary Event. Organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Peru in Ankara. Ambassador’s Chef Bruno Santa Cruz will share his experiences with our students on 16-17 November, 2020 at Le Piment Rouge.    

Faculty of Applied Sciences. Bilkent University’s School of Applied Technology and Management has become the Faculty of Applied Sciences according to the decision published in the Official Gazette on 21 August 2020. 

Live Webinar. “Secrets of Success in the Hotel Business” on Friday August 7 at 5 pm (GMT+3)

Guest Speaker: Sinan Köseoğlu, Multi Property General Manager, JW Marriott Bosphorus Istanbul and Sheraton Istanbul City Center. Having a strong background in food and beverage, Sinan is the GM of the Year Award Winner at JW Marriott in 2018.

You can register here:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HLgWBtSJQk2flSfjXO6mRA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Meslek Seminerleri. Üniversite adaylarıyla buluşmaya devam ediyoruz. Kayıt için.

Live Webinar. “Being a Chef and a General Manager: What skills and attributes should you have? on Tuesday July 28 at 5 pm (GMT+3)

Guest Speaker: Albert Helms, General Manager, JW Marriott Hotel Ankara 

You can register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xjKstBYiQXy4NlwoAbCmGg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Live Webinar. “Impact of COVID-19 on Hotel Business: Sustaining Hospitality by Embracing the Industrial Revolution 4.0” on Friday July 24 at 5 pm (GMT+3)

Guest Speaker: Marc Schumacher, General Manager, Ankara HiltonSA Hotel

You can register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vE0Oa-dVRrmD5klL9aMdhA After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Senior Project Poster Presentations. 2019-2020 Spring Semester Senior Project Poster Presentations are held online through Zoom. Click here to watch.

Online Education. During Coronavirus Pandemic, at Bilkent University, Tourism and Hotel Management Department, all our courses are running as usual online through Zoom  since March 23, 2020. 

Peruvian Culinary Workshop Organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Peru in Ankara. Two famous chefs from Peru; Bruno Santa Cruz and Jean Carlo Milla will share their experiences with our students on 10-11 March, 2020 at Le Piment Rouge.    

 

Oscar’s of Tourism Organized with great partnership. Vote for the BEST in the industry. Click to vote. 

 

Special Career Event Gloria Hotels & Resorts Casting Event on February 27, 2020 at 11:40 at R Building RC202.

22nd Career Fair takes place on February 27, 2020 Thursday between 10:00-17:00 at the Main Campus Sports Center. 48 companies come to campus to recruit. For more information, please visit the Career Center.   

Job Announcement for the position of Assistant Professor/Associate Professor at the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management 

THM Get Together (students, graduates, instructors) Lets get together on 28 February Friday at 18:00 at the North Shields Pub at the Bilkent Hotel and Conference Center (Event cancelled)

MTCON 2020 Conference 2-5 April 2020, Antalya, “Managing Tourism Across Continents – Tourism for a Better World”. Organized by the Association of Turkish Tourism Academics (TUADER) in cooperation with universities in Turkey including Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management. For more information, visit MTCON 2020.  

THM 418 Senior Project Poster Presentations on December 27 between 10:00-14:00 at R Building. 

Lets Get Together (students, graduates and instructors): On December 27 at 18:00 at the Bilkent Hotel & Conference Center, North Shields Pub 🙂

Conference on Managing Tourism Across Continents: Upcoming conference with the theme “Tourism for a better World” will be held on 2-4 April 2020 in Antalya. Organized by the Association of Turkish Tourism Academics (TUADER) in cooperation with universities in Turkey including Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management.  

Book Signing Event: 1993 graduate Somer Sivrioğlu, jury member at the MasterChef Turkey will sign his new book as part of the 8. Bilkent Tourism Forum on 12 December 2019 at 16:30, Bilkent Hotel & Conference Center. 

THM Get Together (students, graduates and instructors): On 29 November 2019 in the North Shields Pub at the Bilkent Hotel and Conference Center. 

THM hosts Michelin starred chef Christoph BobMichelin starred chef Christoph Bob will show some examples from the Italian cuisine at the amphitheater classroom in the R Building next to the Le Piment Rouge Restaurant. The famous chef is visiting Ankara within the frame of Italian Culinary Days between 19-23 November. Michelin starred chef Christoph Bob is presenting an exclusive menu starring the finest examples of Italian cuisine at Ankara HiltonSA in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy.

Rotaradar Digital Marketing Competition. For more information, please visit Rotaradar Deadline for application: December 30, 2019.

THM Get Together (students, graduates and instructors): On 27 October 2019 in the North Shields Pub at the Bilkent Hotel and Conference Center.

8. Bilkent Tourism Forum: Gastronomy Tourism, 12 December 2019, Bilkent Hotel & Conference Center. Learn more.

Internships in the USA: 6 or 12 months internships in the USA with a J1 visa at the Broadmoor, one of the finest resorts in the USA. Interviews will be held on the 7th of November, 09:00, RC202 Banquet Room by the Vice President of HR of the Broadmoor. 

THM Get Together (students, graduates and instructors): On 25 October 2019 in the North Shields Pub at the Bilkent Hotel and Conference Center. 

Rixos Hotels University Talks: Special keynote speaker; Mr Onur Özdiker General Manager Rixos Downtown Antalya on 9 May 2019 at 11:40 in RC202 Banquet Room. 

We Recognize Excellence: 26th Bilkent THM Awards Ceremony will be held on 8 May 2019 Wednesday at 2pm at our proud host Bilkent Hotel and Convention Center. 

Marriott International University Talks; The Marriott Jr Business Council meets with the future leaders to share their experiences with them on 25 April 2019 Thursday between 10:40-13:00 in EE-01 Main Campus, Bilkent University. Hosted by the Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, the event brings students and faculty members together from Universities in Ankara; Atılım, Başkent, Hacettepe and Hacı Bayram Veli. The event is within the scope of GE250/251. 

Special Event on Tourism Week; Talk by Mustafa Siyahhan on Smart Tourism on 18 April 2019 at 14:00 in R Building RC 202. 

Mustafa Siyahhan, instructor at Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, former councilor for culture and tourism in Copenhagen, Denmark; councilor for tourism in Washington DC, USA; and general director of marketing and tourism promotion and EU permanent contact point for the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Turkey. 

 

Tourism Club Presents; The Hunger Games –  Cooking Contest on 16 April 2019 Tuesday between 13:00-15:00, R Building. The event is within the scope of GE250/251. 

Career Opportunity: Club Med Recruits. Ready to live a new professional experience? Join us on 18 April 2019, R Building, RC 202 at 11:40. 

Career Opportunity: Dok-tur Mice is looking for candidates to work with them in their MICE department. For more information, please contact Ms. Özgen Çakıoğlu, School’s Industrial Training Office.

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Bodrum Talent Casting Event on 14 March, 2019 Save the date, if you are looking for summer or semester internships.

Bilkent University Career Center Special Event on 14 February, 2019: Presentation by Aydan Öktem, Director of the Career Center on how to prepare your CV for success.  

Marriott International Luxury Brands Career Day on 28 February 2018 Thursday between 13:30-16:30 at the Ritz-Carlton Istanbul Hotel.  

Hilton Trainee Selection Day on 18 February 2018 Monday between 10:00-15:00 at the Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel and Convention Center.  

THM 418 Senior Project Poster Presentations on 28 December 2018 Friday at 10:00 in the R Building.

Hotel Management Minor Program: For the prerequisite courses, special conditions, and the curriculum of the program, please click here. Deadline for registration 11 January 2019.

Internship and Job Opportunities: Presentation by Mr. Ersev Demiröz, our graduate, Hotel Manager of Mandarin Oriental Bodrum on 27 December 2018 at 11:40 in RC 212. Like to have an interview? For more information, visit Mandarin Oriental Bodrum.

The Longest Night in the Museum: Organized by the Tourism Club and the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management at the Ankara Rahmi Koç Museum on 21 December 2018. The museum will be open for Bilkent University in the night for this special event. The participants will have chance to see the original View of Ankara painting from the Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands and play treasure hunt in the museum in the longest night of the year. A bus will leave at 17:40 from the bus stop in front of the R Building. Please call the department at 5025 for reservation. 

Young Designers Create a Next-Generation Look for R Building Interior: An award ceremony will be held to announce the winners of the competition that tasked IAED students with designing a new look for the interior of R Building, including Le Piment Rouge Restaurant on 20 December 2018 at Mithat Çoruh Room in the Main Campus.

7. Bilkent Tourism Forum: This year’s forum will take place on December 12 and will also celebrate the department’s 30th anniversary. The theme of the 2018 forum is “Tourism 4.0,” with a focus on technological developments and their impact on the tourism industry. 

Internship Opportunities in the USA: If you are interested to have an internship for 6 or 12 months at the Broadmoor before or after your graduation, please send an email to our Department Industrial Training Office via cakioglu@bilkent.edu.tr for us to schedule an interview for you on the 28th of November. The deadline is 12 November 2018. 

Mentor and Mentee Matchmaking: Organized by the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management. In order to join the program as a mentor (graduates) or mentee (current students), please email thm@bilkent.edu.tr

Job Opportunity in Travel and Tourism: Akula Travel is looking for candidates. Learn more. 

THM Get Together (students, graduates and instructors): On 28 April 2018 at the Lotus Bar Ankara Hiltonsa Hotel.

We Recognize Excellence: 25th Bilkent THM Awards Ceremony will be held on 26 April 2018 Thursday at 2pm at Bilkent Hotel and Convention Center. 

Job Opportunities: Mandarin Oriental Hotel has open positions. If you are interested, please email cunal@mohg.com or kegricam@mohg.com

Job Opportunities: Best Western Hotels & Resorts Turkey office is looking to recruit an Assistant Revenue Manager  and a Member Support Specialist to help grow the Best Western brand throughout Turkey & Middle East.

Talent Day: Fairmont Quasar Istanbul, 14 April 2018, 10:00-15:00. Learn more.

Career Fair: Marriott International Voyage Program Presentation JW Marriott Ankara 13 April 2018, 14:00-16:00. Learn more.

Career Opportunity: Wyndham Hotel Group is looking for candidates for their International Collections Specialist EMEA role. Learn more.  

THM Get Together (students, graduates and instructors): Established in 1988, the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, with events planned to take place throughout 2018. The first of these will be held on March 30, with a get-together for students, graduates, and current and retired instructors of the department at the Clubhouse Jazz Bar of the Sheraton Ankara Hotel and Convention Center.

Internship Opportunity: Altın Yunus Çeşme. Learn more

Bilkent THM at TRAVELEXPO Ankara 2018, 22-25 March 2018, Congresium Ankara Convention and Exhibition Center. Learn more

Talent Casting Day: Talent Casting Event by Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Bodrum 12 March 2018. 

Casting Talent Event: The Bodrum Edition Hotel is hosting a hiring event in Ankara on 8 March 2018. Learn more

Career Fair: 8 March 2018 Thursday, Main Campus, Sports Hall. Please join us for internship and recruitment opportunities at Hillside Beach Hotels, Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, Edition Hotels Bodrum, Bilkent Hotel and Convention Center and Turkish Airlines. In addition, on the same day, D Maris Bay Datça Peninsula at 11:40 and Edition Hotels Bodrum at 13:40 will be having special sessions with our students at our department in RC202 Banquet Room. As part of our THM 420 Seminars on Tourism Industry course, Ms. Zeynep Naz Çelik HR Manager will be our guest speaker and talk about “HR Needs of the Tourism Industry”. 

Important Notice for Internship Applications: Internship Applications for THM 300 2018 Summer Internship and THM 310 2018-2019 Fall Semester Internship must be made between 26 February – 7 March 2018 to Industrial Training Officer Ms. Özgen Çakıoğlu in room RA 213 by PERSON; fill in the application form and hand it to Ms. Özgen Çakıoğlu. Please send your CVs to her via email at cakioglu@bilkent.edu.tr within the stated deadline. Learn more.

For Summer 2018 Internship Quotas and Estanblishments, please click here.   

Job Opportunity at DOK-TUR MICE, please click here for details.

Internship and Job Opportunity at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Bodrum. Learn more.

Internship Opportunity at Hillside Clubs. Learn more.

Internship Opportunity at Caresse Resort & Spa Bodrum. Learn more.

Internship Opportunity at Six Senses Kaplankaya. Learn more.

Announcement of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Mission in Ankara to study in Taiwan with a scholarship. Application deadline 31 March 2018. Learn more.

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