The Rosen College of Hospitality Management hosted a South African delegation from the Mpumalanga region September 1-10, 2011.  Seven guests, including Executive Mayor of the Mbombela Local Municipality, Cllr. Catherine Landulile Dlamini, traveled to the college for hospitality and tourism guidance.

The delegation plans to build a convention center, hotels and attractions in their region and hopes to collaborate with Rosen College on these and other tourism planning, education and research initiatives.

The visit was organized by Rosen College’s Dr. Fevzi Okumus, and during their stay, the guests toured the Orange County Convention Center, Visit Orlando and several area convention hotels and theme parks.  Hotelier Harris Rosen and Professors Dr. Abraham Pizam, Dr. Tad Hara, Dr. Robertico Croes, Dr. Ady Milman and Mr. Ron Logan also had the pleasure of meeting with the delegation.

Rosen College is proud of its global partnerships and continues to develop international outreach initiatives.