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New Edition of Hospitality Today Textbook Now Available

LANSING, Mich., July 2007—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) has published the sixth edition of the best-selling textbook, Hospitality Today: An Introduction, written by Rocco M. Angelo, CHA, and Andrew N. Vladimir, CHE.  
The hardcover textbook includes full-color photos and images throughout that showcase the excitement and diversity of today’s hospitality industry. New examples, exhibits, updated hospitality statistics, and Internet references provide readers with the latest information on the industry. 
Hospitality Today: An Introduction provides readers with a comprehensive look at the spectrum of opportunities in hospitality, as well as an overview of today’s hot issues.  The textbook takes a management perspective in introducing readers to the organization and structure of hotels, restaurants, clubs, cruise ships, and casino hotels.  There are chapters on business ethics, franchising, management contracts, and areas of management responsibility such as human resources and sales and marketing. 
Hospitality Today: An Introduction is available from the Educational Institute for $87.95 ($66.95 for AH&LA members).  To place an order, call 800-752-4567 (outside the U.S. and Canada, call 407-999-8100) or visit to place a secure, online order. Academic customers should call 800-344-4381 or 517-372-8800 for school pricing.  
About the authors: 

Rocco M. Angelo, CHA, is the associate dean of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Florida International University, where he has held the Ellsworth M. Statler Professorship since 1993.  Prior to joining FIU, he was a manager of Laventhol & Horwath’s Management Advisory Services division in New York City, where he was responsible for supervising and conducting economic feasibility studies, operation and control analyses for hotels and restaurants, and tourism studies in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. He has managed a private club/hotel and worked in various management positions with ARAMARK and Loews Hotels.  He is a Certified Hotel Administrator.
Andrew N. Vladimir, CHE, is an internationally-recognized marketing consultant and an associate professor emeritus at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Florida International University. Before joining FIU’s faculty, he served as director of tourism for the government of Bermuda, the only non-Bermudian ever to hold that post.  Vladimir has spent most of his career in the marketing and advertising business, with a special emphasis on hospitality, travel, and tourism. His clients have included McDonald’s, Sonesta Hotels, Loews Hotels, Resorts International, Delta Airlines, Air France, and TravAlaska Tours. In addition to holding senior management positions with some of America’s best advertising and public relations agencies, he has headed his own agencies in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Washington; and owned two travel agencies.   He holds the professional designation of Certified Hospitality Educator. 
Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute’s mission is to support AH&LA by becoming the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries both domestically and internationally by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals.




Elizabeth Johnson 
Marketing Manager, Academic and Specialized Markets


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Educational Institute Training Content Now Available on iPod® / May 2007
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