hospitality industry

Maintaining ties between students and hospitality industry is a priority for Dedman professors

In a typical year, students at Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality would have countless occasions to network face-to-face with industry leaders. Through presentations, lunches and in-class meetings, Dedman students enjoy frequent opportunities to forge connections with executives from companies such as Hyatt, Legoland Theme Parks and Marriott. These interactions can prove invaluable as students begin their careers […]

FSU study finds tourism industry pays lowest wages nationwide

Florida’s booming tourism industry is the state’s leading industry with an annual economic impact of $86 billion supporting 1.5 million jobs, yet new research from Florida State University reveals wages for hospitality workers have not kept pace with the rising economy. The study, published in the journal Tourism Management, tracked salaries nationwide and found employees […]