Final EFTi seminar series Spring 2019: Justin gressel, phd universal orlando resort
On Friday, April 19th the Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute hosted its final Seminar Series for the Spring semester, and concluded the year with Justin Gressel, PhD, Channel Analytics Manger for Universal Orlando Resorts. The conversations began with more insight into Universal Orlando Resort’s use of data in management decision making. Here are some photos from the seminar:
2019 ERIC FRIEDHEIM TOURISM INSTITUTE INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARD ANNUAL SPRING MEETING
On Friday, April 12th the Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute had its annual Industry Advisory Board (IAB) meeting with board members in both the Tourism and Events industries from around the United States. Our board was invited to Gainesville, FL to the College of Health and Human Performance and were given a handful of presentations about the programs that EFTI works under and some of the projects our researchers have been apart of over the past year.
ACADEMIC YEAR IN REVIEW: CHECK OUT SOME OF EFTI’S WORK OVER THE PAST YEAR!
Whether it is hosting Universal Parks and Resorts executives to come and speak to our faculty, staff, and students, or taking a trip to Marlins Park, the department of TRSM and EFTI partner to make sure our students and faculty are making the best of their time while at UF. Being able to bring our students into the industry and put them in front of the decision makers is help building up our students to be the thinkers and innovators in the future. Below are some videos on some of the amazing trips and seminars EFTI has partaken in the academic year!
DOCTORAL STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Larissa Neuburger And her innovations within e-tourism (Augmented/Virtual reality)
EFTI is always looking ahead to our future innovators, decision makers, and researchers in tourism. One of our many incredible students, Larissa Neuburger is 2nd Year PhD student in the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sports Management at the University of Florida. Larissa is originally from Salzburg, Austria - home of the famous musical drama film “The Sound of Music. Before finally coming to the United States and UF to begin her PhD, Larissa worked as a Marketing Manager for a publishing house in Vienna, Austria where she managed all marketing activities for their B2B events.