Spring 2014 IDeaS Cornell Scholarship Winners Announced

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Entrance to the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

For the sixth consecutive year, the Cornell School of Hotel Administration and IDeaS Revenue Solutions have partnered to offer scholarships to hospitality professionals who have demonstrated excellence in revenue management and career aspirations. "Each year we look for revenue management professionals from across the globe who display excellence in the field of revenue management," said Brian Sterrett, Vice President, Global Sales, IDeaS. "IDeaS is thrilled to work alongside Cornell and provide scholarships that help deepen skills and capabilities in hospitality pricing and revenue management."

The IDeaS Cornell Revenue Management Scholarship offers hospitality professionals worldwide the opportunity to gain online revenue management certifications from Cornell University. Each spring and fall six scholarships are awarded that will provide recipients paid registration to the Certificate in Hotel Revenue Management and the Certificate in Advanced Hospitality Revenue Management: Pricing and Demand Strategies. 

Winners of the spring 2014 IDeaS Cornell Revenue Management Scholarship include:

Certificate in Hotel Revenue Management:

  • Sean Tamon, Revenue Manager, The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas, Lahaina, HI, USA
  • Raluca Constantinescu, Sales Account Manager, Hotel Epoque, Bucharest, Romania
  • Ankush Bhargava, Front Desk & Reservations Executive, Best Western, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Certificate in Advanced Hospitality Revenue Management:

  • Joseph Checca, Revenue Manager & Assistant Controller, Morris Inn at University of Notre Dame, IN, USA
  • Emelie Aronsson, Revenue Manager, Scandic Hotels, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Carla Ridder, Revenue & Reservations Manager, Apollo Hotel Utrecht City Centre, Utrecht, Netherlands

“This program will help broaden my revenue management expertise and provide me with additional tools and techniques for improving our culture of revenue management," said Chan. "I am grateful for the opportunity and will use it to gain invaluable knowledge that is both essentail and supportive to my growth."

"Winning this scholarship has already increased my confidence in the field of revenue management, and this course will only deepen my vision for more strategic revenue approaches," said Dhoundiyal. "I am positive that the scholarship will enhance by ability to put both traditional and modern revenue management practices to work within my organization."

To learn more about how IDeaS and Cornell are partnering to advance the revenue management profession and bring the latest tools, knowledge and resources to emerging markets, watch the video.

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