• Tampa hotel company's USF deal aims to train hospitality's next generation

    10 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Randy Hassen's first hotel job came 30 years ago, working for $4.50 an hour at a Days Inn in Athens, Ga., to help offset the cost of college.
    The place was run by McKibbon Hospitality, a longtime hotel management company based in Tampa.
    Little did Hassen know he'd never work anywhere else.
    Hassen is now president of hotel management at McKibbon, which wants to give today's college kids the same sort of boost he got back then.
    McKibbon recently announced a partnership with the University of South Florida in which students at USF's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management will engage in...
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