Hospitality industry
Insights & tools

Open events, thought leadership, and industry news.

The Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration has developed this collection of resources—including webinars, peer-reviewed research articles, faculty-authored opinion pieces, and more—to inform leaders in the hospitality industry and provide insight and guidance.

Join us:
Online Events

Join faculty, alumni, and industry experts online for a series of webinars and panel discussions

The Cornell Nolan School is offering a series of open webinars and panels with faculty and in partnership with industry advisory board members from our centers and institutes. In addition to those events listed below, please review our comprehensive list—new webinars are being added daily.

Featured Events Hosted by the Nolan School and Cornell University


Featured faculty:
Jeanne Varney

Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry: How Data is Making an Impact

Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 9am EDT

Join us for an informative keynote where we’ll explore the benefits and challenges of sustainability benchmarking in the hospitality industry. We’ll take a closer look at the Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Indices, published by the Center for Hospitality Research and authored by Greenview, and discuss how operators, owners, franchisors, and travel buyers are using the indices to track and measure data in order to set and achieve sustainability goals.


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Look for these upcoming webinars!

Registration for the following events will be available soon. Click here to check if registration has opened. Titles subject to change. All times ET.

Missed us live? Recorded livestreams are available below.

Nolan School Faculty EXPERTS
in the news

Nolan School faculty featured in the media and other Cornell news publications about COVID-19

How is COVID-19 impacting the hospitality industry? Nolan School faculty are experts across various hospitality sectors including restaurants, hotels, revenue and finance, cruises, communication, labor and employment relations, and property ownership, operations, and management. For media inquiries, contact Sarah Magnus-Sharpe, 607.254.7109.

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May 11, 2021

Requiring the COVID-19 vaccine: insights for businesses

Cornell alumni and industry experts representing both management and workers discuss whether U.S. employers should require their employees to be vaccinated.

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February 21, 2021

Is This the End of Tipping?

The pandemic is pushing the restaurant industry to consider a no-tip approach. “If you’re going to rebuild, let’s rebuild on a sounder model," Professor Michael Lynn tells The New York Times.

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February 18, 2021

‘I even miss the airline delays:’ Meet the business travelers who can’t wait to get back on the road

“We really have no idea what business travel is going to look like and at what level it will come back," Professor Chris Anderson tells the Washington Post.

Nolan School Research
& RePorts

Published papers and data from Nolan School faculty and the hospitality industry

Below is a curated list of research and reports from Nolan School faculty and other hospitality industry contributors to help you navigate the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to the documents listed below, you can find a comprehensive list of COVID-19 resources for hospitality companies assembled by CIHLER and advisory board member When Labs.

Additional Information

Explore the Nolan School’s centers and institutes for more resources and direct contact information. Our centers and institutes serve as the Nolan School’s hub for industry connections and research. To reach the Nolan School faculty directly for consultations or advice, you can find them in the school’s directory, listed by subject-matter expertise.

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