New Online Challenge for Collegiate DECA Members

Collegiate DECA, The International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE), and Knowledge Matters, Inc. will co-sponsor an online competition using Knowledge Matters’ Virtual Business PLUS – Hotel Management simulation.

The Virtual Business PLUS line of simulations is designed for use by colleges and universities.

Prizes are funded by the ICHRIE Future Fund in the amounts of:

  • 1st place – $1,000
  • 2nd place – $750
  • 3rd place – $500

Students will be challenged to manage a hotel profitably, manipulating room prices and operating the hotel restaurant. Room pricing will involve various factors, such as minimum stays and special events. Restaurant oversight will include staffing decisions, creating menus for breakfast/lunch/dinner and pricing all menu items.

Participants must be Collegiate DECA members or students of an ICHRIE institutional member. There is no minimum participation rate per institution, and participation is free.

The competition will run from 10:00 a.m. EST on Monday, November 9, 2015 to 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, November 20, 2015.

Participants will register directly at www.knowledgematters.com and registration will begin on October 26, 2015.

Collegiate DECA members will have an opportunity to learn more about the competition and even participate in it during the 2015 Collegiate Leadership Academy, November 12-14, at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel.

Watch a video about the Virtual Business Hotel simulation here

Remember, registration will begin on October 26, 2015.

Good luck to all Collegiate DECA members!

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