Frederick J. DeMicco | October 22, 2020
By F.F. Miles and Frederick DeMicco Ph.D., Professor, the Franke College of Business, School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, Northern Arizona University With our extraordinary downturn in hospitality and travel, I sought out a corporate business traveler, a frequent flyer, road warrior extraordinaire and someone in our global travel industry who occupies the C-Suite. With travel starting to spring back to life, especially for leisure travelers, I thought it would be a good idea to interview a frequent traveler to learn what life is all about today when flying, staying in hotels and renting cars, etc. Below reflects my interview wi...
Adel Eldin | October 12, 2020
by Adel Eldin, MBA, MD Cardiologist, Tampa, Florida, Frederick J. DeMicco, Ph.D., Professor, and Shelly Rehav, MBA student, the Northern Arizona University, W.A. Franke College of Business The benefits of a medical clinic located within a resort or hotel property are well founded. With an aging society and with travel and tourism set to increase post COVID-19, partnering with an onsite medical clinic franchise could strongly benefit a hotel. There are numerous lodging and medical clinic joint models that currently exist and thrive. A medical clinic located on property, or in close proximity of a hotel, allows a domestic or international...
Frederick J. DeMicco | September 29, 2020
By Frederick J. DeMicco, Ph.D. and Isaiah Morrow, School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, Northern Arizona University A Ghost kitchen is a professional food preparation and cooking facility that serves customers exclusively by delivery. Ghost kitchens do not have a physical location that customers can enter (yet). The concept of ghost kitchens strips down the traditional dining establishment by removing dining areas and fancy décor. Instead, they serve as kitchens for restaurants to prepare food to deliver to customers. Several restaurants can operate out of the same ghost kitchen, either working from the same facility or breaking the ...
Global Innovative Solutions to the Healthcare Crisis and How Medical Tourism Can Positively Impact Lodging Businesses
Dr. Adel Eldin | September 17, 2020
By Adel Eldin, M.D. MBA. Brooksville Cardiology, Tampa, FL and Frederick J. DeMicco, Ph.D. Professor, Northern Arizona University Medical Tourism and Medical Travel can bring patient/guests to the hotels throughout many healthcare destinations around the United States. One model is Florida Medical Tourism (FMT) (https://floridamedicaltourism.com/), a Global Hub for Medical Tourism Services for inbound, outbound, and domestic clients. Florida Medical Tourism is important for the economy of Florida and offers great opportunities. See Figure 1 below. Florida is one of the most visited destination in the World with more than 130 mi...
Hotels to Healthcare (H2H) Medical Travel in India: A Cost Comparison of Procedures With the United States
Fred DeMicco | August 6, 2020
By Fred DeMicco and Jackie Guzman Introduction Medical Tourism is traveling to another country to receive medical care or treatment. There are many different reasons why one might do this, such as to save money or to seek a treatment that is not available in one’s home country. Immigrants sometimes return to their country of birth for a medical procedure because they feel more comfortable there or because they have family there that will help them during the recovery process. Medical tourism is a growing industry and in 2017 alone, between 14 and 16 million people traveled outside their home country to receive a medical treatment. I...
the Authors | January 31, 2019
By Frederick J. DeMicco, Ph.D. and Abe Pizam, Ph.D. High medical costs and an ineffective healthcare system in the USA have encouraged outbound medical travel and dissuaded many foreign patients from considering it as a medical travel destination. An innovative, self-insured employee healthcare model developed by Harris Rosen, the founder of Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Florida, has the potential to revolutionize medical care. Professors Frederick J. DeMicco, Ph.D. and Abe Pizam, Ph.D. look at what RosenCare® offers. Harris Rosen, Central Florida's largest independent hotelier, is widely recognized as an entrepreneur and passionate...
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