GHTM News

Find some of the most exciting news related to our program, our industry, our students and their success stories. Our newsletters are designed to be a collector's piece.


Newsletter #6 - Brad Rahinsky

Published on 09/2017

We interview Brad Rahinsky, President and CEO at Hotel Equities; a large hotel operator based in Atlanta. He is also a UWF alumn who went from enjoying a beautiful campus back in the 90's to leading over 2,000 people and over 120 hotels throughout the nation. We also talk about prof. Reyes attendance to Governor Rick Scott's Tourism Conference, the new Hangout Festival partnership and how this will influence our students, and other guest speakers and activities that took place this past month in our classes.

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Newsletter #5 - Carol Dover

Published on 08/2017

We interview Carol Dover, President and CEO of Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA), and the woman leading over 10,000 members across the State of Florida, protecting their interests in legislature. We also talk to Zachary Jenkins -GHTM alum who joined United Airlines as his first step in his professional career; share Visit Florida's impressive Marketing Plan for the next few years; and many other exciting news items and gossip.

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Newsletter #4

Published on 07/31/2017

We interview Dean Timothy O'keefe, to know more about the man leading UWF's College of Business, share his take on Hospitality, Travel and Tourism and its importance to our region, and feature Kaycee Flora - a former student- a her first career steps. We talk about our new college housing experience, our donor's 'Around the world in 80 stays' adventure on his new jet, 'Under Vacationed America' and much more.

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Newsletter #3

Published on 06/27/2017

We interview Julian and Kim McQueen, the founding couple behind Innisfree Hotels, and cover GHTM students business pitch of Project: Homes by Wyndham to Wyndham Worldwide executives. GHTM faculty travels to Chicago to participate in STR's CHIA Certification on Hotel Data Analysis and the National Restaurant Association's annual show. Our Chair attends to Chair's training with other state chairs and we collaborate with Innisfree Hotels in re-imagining their hotels 25 years from now.

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Newsletter #2

Publish on 04/25/2017

We interview Chrissy Taylor, Executive VP and COO of Enterprise Holdings in exclusivity and share the 'Complete History of Boutique Hotels' by SKift. GHTM faculty travel to the State's Capitol for Tourism Day and we mention Jasmine Hunt, GHTM alumna and current Assistant General Manager at the Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach. 

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Newsletter #1

Published on 02/13/2017

IHG's CEO explains the "Next Big Thing' in Hospitality from Intercontinental Hotels perspective. GHTM partners with Enterprise Holdings for internships and career placement. We talk to Zachary Jenkins, GHTM alumnus and United Arlines cabin crew.

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