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      Lodging Management Program International Competition Celebrates 10th Year

      The Educational Institute will welcome high school hospitality students from around the world to Orlando April 10-12 for the 10th annual Lodging Management Program (LMP) International Competition. Teams of students will compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships while participating in events that showcase their knowledge of many aspects of hospitality management.

      This year’s teams represent the Bahamas (Andros Island and New Providence), California, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and Wyoming. The competition will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, with a closing award ceremony at Epcot Center. During the competitions, high school educators and partner state association education directors will have the opportunity to preview Year 2 of EI’s new Hospitality and Tourism Management Program, which is replacing the Lodging Management Program.

      Sponsors for the annual competition include: the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation, Heartland Payment Systems, hCareers, Best Western International, Pearson, Hersha Hospitality, Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association, and Orlando Tech. Judges for the event represent AH&LA, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, New Castle Hotels & Resorts, Choice Hotels International, Coakley Williams Hotel Management Co., Best Western International, Wyndham, hCareers, Johnson & Wales University, Sullivan University, and San Diego State University CES.

      Published March, 2013.

      About the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
      Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute’s mission is to continue being the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals worldwide.