EFTI presents at Alachua County Hospitality Council

June 6, 2018

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On June 6th, 2018, Dr. Craig Schmitt spoke in front of the Alachua County Hospitality Council at their monthly meeting held at Backstreet Blues Chop House & Oyster Bar.

“The Alachua County Hospitality Council is a non-profit organization that was formed as a way for dedicated professionals in the Hospitality and Tourism industries to exchange ideas, promote events in our area and network; to provide unique and memorable experiences to those who visit or reside in Alachua County. The Council Members includes individuals from restaurants, hotels, attractions, event coordinators and allied businesses.” (Retrieved from http://www.hospitalitycouncil.com/about/)

Dr. Schmitt spoke about the research that the Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute has been producing and how it might be helpful to local tourism & hospitality professionals. With three diverse research groups, EFTI is able to provide precise research on a large amount of topics in the tourism industry spanning from technology to sustainability.

EFTI has partnered with industry leaders to provide insightful research in the form of faculty interactions, class projects, and graduate student sponsorship.

“EFTI faculty and staff recognize how critical it is to collaborate with industry, to not only stay current with trends and challenges, but also to identify opportunities to provide research driven insights that could help with industry decision-making.” Dr. Schmitt said. “We are, and will always remain, incredibly grateful to our industry partners!”