Hotel Management Alumni – Stenden South Africa

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David Hutchinson – Managing Director of ATS Group.

After completing my studies at the then EISS (Educational Institute for Service Studies) which is now known as Stenden South Africa, my lecturer Simon Wright arranged that I complete my internship at The Edward Hotel in Port Elizabeth. I was recruited as a Duty Manager, lucky for me, I had worked throughout my studies in the evenings and holidays to fund my degree therefore Stenden acknowledged this and shortened my internship to three months. Once these were completed I was permanently recruited to Food & Beverage Manager and Deputy General Manager of the hotel. This was quite a daunting task to be running such a large hotel, but the times were good and we all had a lot of fun. For the full story click here.

We are pleased to announce that the CEO of TrevPAR World, Derek Martin, has been approached to lecture Revenue Management at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa,

The lectures would consist of a number of various aspects to the 3rd year revenue management students, this will be done via various guest lectures as well as personal coaching by the TrevPAR World Team with the aim to up-skill not only the future leaders of our industry but also develop the lecturers in order to keep up with daily changing trends.

“Revenue Managers in South Africa and the World has seen a drastic increase in demand since the introduction of dynamic pricing as well as big data however the increase in this skill demand does not match the current and future experience and will soon result in a large skills gap in the industry”  says Derek Martin.

TrevPAR World is already very active with Hospitality Schools and Academies such as Stenden South Africa as well as the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management in Dubai and feels that with further education in this field the gap in the industry could be reduced resulting in better overall hotel performances throughout the country.

Derek Martin and TrevPAR World are very excited to be part of this wonderful journey in partnership with the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.

Derek Martin, Founder and CEO of TrevPAR World graduated from Stenden South Africa in 2012.  We are very proud of his achievements and particularly with his involvement in Higher Education.