Hospitality management students at Bournemouth University scored a double triumph in the annual debating competition and competition to run a virtual hotel organised by the Institute of Hospitality.
Six universities competed in the Passion 4 Hospitality events, which are aimed at providing students with advice and networking opportunities.
The live debate was won by Michael Daw, Lewis Greenwood and Rebecca Jagger of Bournemouth University, as they presented their argument that hotel operating companies are most effective and deliver maximum shareholder value when they own a very small proportion of their properties.
Meanwhile, the HOTS Business Game to run a virtual hotel was won by their fellow students: Ellen McCausland, Oliver Palmer, Yasmin Okerika, Hannah Styles and Ben Sansom.
The runners-up in the live debate and the business game were teams from Hotelschool The Hague, Holland, and IMI University Centre, Lucerne, Switzerland, respectively.
Other participating teams came from University College Birmingham; University Campus Suffolk and the University of Derby, Buxton.
As part of their prizes, the winners are offered work placements at JW Marriott, Lancaster London, InterContinental Hotels Group and Jurys Inn.