International Hospitality Institute Releases 2021 Hospitality Power Index™ featuring Top 50 USA Hospitality Influencers and Top 50 Global Hospitality Influencers

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The annual HPI features top hospitality leaders from the USA and around the world.

With the hospitality industry recovering from the difficulties created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Hospitality Institute has released the annual Hospitality Power Index™ featuring the Top 50 Hospitality Influencers in the USA and the Top 50 Hospitality Influencers worldwide.

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“The HPI was carefully curated. In assembling 2021’s lists, we took a dispassionate approach, ignoring all noise and social media chatter to arrive at lists that truly reflect the ambitions of the HPI,” states Dr. Jeffrey Obomeghie, renowned hospitality educator and president of the International Hospitality Institute, who is known professionally as Dr. Jeffrey O. “The lists cover various sectors of the hospitality industry including hotels, restaurants, hospitality education, travel/hospitality writing, hospitality digital content, hospitality analytics, peer-to-peer lodging, senior living, as well as the airline and cruise ship industries. The lists are in alphabetical order; there is no ranking involved.”

According to a policy brief from the United Nations, COVID-19 is projected to cost the worldwide tourism industry $1 trillion in losses and put more than 100 million jobs worldwide at risk. “The hospitality industry has faced dark days. There is no better time than now to recognize the efforts of the men and women who are working tirelessly to keep the torch of hospitality burning,” says Dr. Obomeghie.

The International Hospitality Institute is a global advocacy, training, and standards organization for the hospitality industry. IHI is focused on promoting excellence in the hospitality industry worldwide. IHI is committed to improving wage conditions and work climate for hospitality practitioners while also pushing for supportive corporate, legislative, and governmental policies on behalf of the industry’s stakeholders.

The International Hospitality Institute offers training programs and certifications for the global hospitality industry including the Certified Hospitality Expert (CHEx), the Certified Hotel General Manager (CHGM), Certified Food and Beverage Manager (CFBM) and the Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management (ADHM), among others.

About the International Hospitality Institute
The International Hospitality Institute is a global advocacy, training, and standards organization with offices in various countries. IHI has created the Julian Star™ and the Hospitality Power Index™ to recognize excellence in hospitality.

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