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The Center for Hospitality Research at the Cornell Hotel School has formed partnerships with KPMG Japan-Global Management Directions, The Resort Trades and Wage Watch.
Global Management Directions, a member firm of KPMG International’s Hospitality and Leisure Group, is a premier provider of business advisory services to the hospitality industry in Japan. The Resort Trades, a publication of Wilson Publications and The Trades Publishing Company, reports on the timeshare and vacation club industry. WageWatch, Inc. is a provider of web-based compensation surveys for the hospitality industry.

“With these agreements the Center continues to broaden its reach into markets around the world,” said Gary Thompson, executive director of the Center, which now has 43 corporate affiliates. “Each alliance gives us new perspectives on the key issues facing the industry. As we broaden our network, we are better able to focus our work on the most timely and relevant topics.”

In addition to being a corporate friend of the Center, Wage Watch is also providing data that will be used in Center projects focus on compensation issues. Wage Watch conducts local wage and benefit surveys in 55 markets in the United States and Canada . Its web-based compensation and benefits surveys assure subscribers of the most current and accurate wage, salary, and benefit data for the hospitality industry.

“WageWatch is very pleased to be a partner of the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research,” said Randy Pullen of Wage Watch. “Our comprehensive hotel and timeshare compensation database, along with Cornell’s tremendous research capability, should greatly benefit hospitality human resource professionals.”