March 09th 2017

MCI tourism: DGT science prize - renewed success for MCI

MCI graduate, Julia Wäger is awarded the renowned prize of the German Association of Tourism (DGT) - MCI Tourism wins for the sixth time in a row.

This is the sixth time that a graduate of MCI tourism department has won the DGT science prize. On the opening day of the ITB, the largest tourism fair worldwide, Julia Wäger succeeded in gaining the coveted award in the category “the best paper by a young talent”.

Julia Wäger convinced the DGT jury with her thesis: “The influence of CSR activities on the purchase decisions of consumers in Austrian small and middle-sized hotel businesses”. The supervisor of her master thesis, Prof Dr Anita Zehrer praised in particular the scientific quality of the thesis and emphasized its practical relevance: “I congratulate Ms. Wäger on her successful thesis, which will find recognition in the hotel industry as well as all medium-sized businesses.”

“I am particularly delighted that after five awards in series, once again out of all of the numerous applications one of our graduates was successful in the double blind evaluations”, claims Hubert Siller, Head of the MCI Tourism Business Department , after the award ceremony in Berlin. "My congratulations to the award winner, Julia Wägner and her instructor, Anita Zehrer in equal measure.”

At the ITB the German Association of Tourism (DGT) bestows the annual DGT Science Award for excellent final theses presented in tourism programs. In 2017 these awards were presented for the 23rd time. The graduates of the year 2015/2016 could hand in their tourism-based theses in accordance with four categories: best master thesis on eTourism, best master thesis on Sustainability in Tourism, best dissertation/PhD, best young academic thesis.

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