Students Study Hospitality Industry in Switzerland

Fairleigh Dickinson University Students Study Hospitality Industry in Switzerland Madison, NJ - March 13, 2006 –Junior and senior Fairleigh Dickinson University students majoring in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management are participating in an intensive two-week study in Switzerland focusing on the European and Swiss hospitality industry. Director of the FDU program, Dr. Richard Wisch, states that hospitality majors are required to experience Europe, as the Swiss hospitality industry provides the worldwide standard.

Their seminars include the history of Swiss tourism, delving into its past, its present and its future. A focus on sales, marketing, environmental management, food and beverage services will be included in behind-the-scenes tours at each property. Local cuisine has not been ignored: In past years, students have sampled delicacies as raclette, ostrich filet with onion confit and polenta, veal roast with rosemary gravy, chocolate mousse with sour cream ice cream and panna cotta with wild berries.

Included in their visits are the Interlaken Victoria Jungfrau Hotel, a member of the five-star Leading Hotels of the World chain, whose membership is composed of only five-star high-service standard hotels, and the famous Edelweiss Hotel in Engelberg, where owners Peter and Susanne Kuhn will share their marketing views.

Also included are the Hotel L’Aubier, in Neuchatel, a “green” hotel where environmental considerations are paramount; the Park Hotel Burgenstock in Lucerne, and tours of Lugano, Zurich and the capital city of Berne.

FDU’s International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management program is located on both the Metropolitan Campus (Teaneck) and the College at Florham Campus (Madison). For more information about the Program, call 973-443-8271 or 201-692-7271.

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