Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry in Hospitality: Using Real Life Case Studies


  • Alison Green University of West Florida
  • Mehmet Erdem University of Nevada, Las Vegas


This article offers a detailed description of the successful use of Experiential Learning Techniques in a hospitality classroom setting. The authors argue that the use of such instructional approaches will bridge the existing gap between hospitality education and the competencies employers expect from graduates of hospitality programs.