Dr. Anne-Kathrin Zchiegner, Zeitz Foundation’s Long Run Initiative Coordinator, has received the PhD Research Student of the Year Award from the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT). The ITT is a UK-based organisation focused on maintaining professionalism in the global tourism industry. Anne was selected from a large number of applicants for the novelty as well as potential industry-wide impact of her research paper entitled ‘Leading Change for Environmental Management Practices in Tourism’.
Her research investigates the relationship between leadership and knowledge transfer regarding environmental issues in tourism businesses with a focus on small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in South West England – (Zchiegner 2011). The main theme of her paper is the promotion of sustainable management practices within tourism businesses, which is at the heart of the Zeitz Foundation’s Long Run Initiative that works with tourism businesses the world over in the application of the 4Cs (conservation, community, culture and commerce) approach to sustainability.
Now the proud holder of this accolade, she has received the highly coveted ITT Student and Corporate University Membership for one year, which will afford her access to leaders in the global tourism industry as well as global tourism events. As a member, she will also receive formal recognition of her industry experience and qualifications as well as continuous professional development opportunities. We at the Zeitz Foundation extend our congratulations to Anne for this outstanding achievement.
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