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FAU’s Peter Ricci Wins 30th Annual ‘South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year’ Award
Florida Atlantic University: | October 7, 2021
Free Online Certificate During Pandemic Helped Tens of Thousands Worldwide BOCA RATON, FL – October 7, 2021 – Peter Ricci, Ed.D., director of Florida Atlantic University’s hospitality and tourism management program, was named the 30th annual South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year by the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (AOHT). Judges were asked to consider the seven finalists’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, an area where Ricci shined. In March 2020, at the start of the pandemic, he organized a free online certificate offered by FAU’s College of Business that allowed industry professionals who were fur...
FAU Hospitality Expert: Pent-Up Demand Could Buoy Cruise Lines in 2021 but Other Segments Face Long Road Back
Florida Atlantic University | December 21, 2020
BOCA RATON, Fla. (Dec. 21, 2020) – The hospitality and tourism industry will lead Florida out of the coronavirus pandemic starting in 2021, but a full recovery likely will take years, says an industry expert within Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could relax its guidelines on cruising, whose pent-up demand is higher than most other industry segments, once about 20 million COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed, according to Peter Ricci, Ed.D, director of FAU’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program. The cruise industry has the highest guest satisfaction ratings...
Dr. Peter Ricci Scholarship Celebrates Its 5th Year; HSMAI South Florida Chapter Honors Two Graduate Students with the Award
November 14, 2017
November 14, 2017 - HSMAI South Florida continued the awarding of its Dr. Peter Ricci Scholarship at the 2017 Annual GALA held at the Turnberry Isle Resort and Club in Aventura, Florida. Dr. Peter Ricci, Director of the Hospitality Management Program at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) presented two checks to students Juan Tamayo and Francine Coker. Juan is pursuing a Master of Science (MS) degree at Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality Management. Francine is pursuing an MBA degree in hospitality & tourism management at Florida Atlantic University. Each student received a $2500 contribution to their edu...
4th Annual Dr. Peter Ricci Scholarship, Through HSMAI South Florida, Awarded to Two Top FAU Students
November 21, 2016
November 21, 2016 - HSMAI South Florida continued the awarding of its Dr. Peter Ricci Scholarship at the 2016 Annual GALA held at the Hyatt Pier 66 Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Peter Ricci, Director of the Hospitality Management Program at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) presented two checks to students Danielle Hamilton and Marion Borbon. Both are pursuing degrees in hospitality & tourism management here in South Florida at Florida Atlantic University, Danielle at the undergraduate level, and Marion at MBA level with a concentration in hospitality & tourism. This scholarship fund, created by HSMAI South Florida for...
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