Jacques Barthelemy, president of the Charme & Caractère hotel chain and lecturer at the University of Toulouse, held an online lecture on the topic "Adaptation of hotel, tourism and restaurant business in the period after Covid" in frameworks of the agreement on international cooperation between the Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics and the Federation of Exchanges France-Ukraine (FEFU) on March 18th, 2021.
Valerii Sai, vice-rector for scientific and pedagogical work and international relations introduced Mr. Barthelemy to the audience. In addition to students of the Faculty of Restaurant and Hotel and Tourism Business, teachers of the Department of Tourism and Recreation and the Department of Hotel and Restaurant Business were present. The online lecture was held with the organizational and coordination support of the European Education Center of KNUTE.
Mr. Barthelemy raised very important issues regarding the resumption of tourism, hotel and restaurant business in the post-Covid period in his speech. He also talked about the importance of emotional intelligence for workers in this field, the evolution of demand and digitalization in tourism, hotel and restaurant business. The lecture was interactive and aroused great interest among the audience. Teachers and students of KNUTE asked interesting questions, to which Jacques Barthelemy provided comprehensive answers. All participants of the online lecture were satisfied and expressed hope for further communication and fruitful cooperation.