4 th DONNA DINA MIGLIORI Competition for Hotel Reception Employees
2 nd LUCA GABRIELLI Tourism in the City Competition
Held on May 8 th to 11 th in Giulianova , province of Teramo,
in the ABRUZZE Region of Italy
The L.DI POPPA School in Giulianova has yet again covered itself in glory with its fourth version of its Receptionist competition and the second edition of its Tourism contest.
With more than thirty participating schools, and a third of them from abroad, this event is now well established as an almost permanent feature of the AEHT calendar.
Herewith the list of participating schools:
Arma di Taggia, Bardolino, Bari, Brescia , Castel san Pietro, Chatillon Aoste, Formia, Jesolo Lido, Melfi, Pachino Sardinia, Pinerolo, Pozzuoli, Riolo terme, Roma, San Pellegrino terme, Senigallia, Treviso, Tortoli, Modica
Pula , Opatija and Porec
Representing the Netherlands:
Palma de Majorca
Once again the enthusiasm of the organisers brought together a large number of volunteers for the event, as well as a good number of institutional supporters and numerous faithful sponsors from private companies; they attracted the attention of professional and tourism bodies in the east of the country, thus giving the participants in event an impression of exceptional dynamism.
Numerous VIPs – including AEHT Vice-president Alfonso Benvenuto – graced the prize-giving evening with their presence and warmly thanked the Di Poppa School, particularly its Director Mrs Maria Rosa Fracassa as well as Mrs Di Febo, the organiser-in-chief of the event.
The winners of the Reception competition, consisting of a written test and a role-play, were:
1st Riva Gregorio (San Pelegrino Terme)
2nd Stepcic Nina (Pula)
3rd Kasatskaya Elena (St Petersburg)
The winner of the first prize was awarded a grant for a language course in a foreign country. The winners of the Tourism competition, consisting of a written assignment, setting up a stand on the Viale Orsini and an oral presentation, were:
1st Sigita Zvirbule (Riga)
2nd Ortensi Vanessa (Castel san Pietro)
3rd Komarova Anna (St Petersburg)
and Podetti Laura (Chatillon Aosta)
The first two winners of this contest were awarded a grant for a language course in a foreign country.
Two prizes and a cup were awarded to the schools which obtained the best average scores in both the Tourism and the Hotel Reception contests:
1st Jyväskylä ( Finland)
2nd Brescia ( Italy)
3rd Porec (Croatia)
The cup presented to the Finish school will be competed for again next year and the two winning students (Tuunanen Elina and Leskinen Katri ) will be invited back for the 2009 event.
In addition, the many visitors were asked to vote for their favourite display stand, and this award was made to the schools from Pachino, Tortoli and Riolo Terme.
The creators of this event, which generates such conviviality and professionalism, have no intention of resting on their laurels, and are already thinking of the 2009 version; and students from AEHT schools have this splendid opportunity to get to know each other as they take part in the contests.