14 October 2015
By Tom Collins
Aisling Quill, a 4th year student in the Bachelor of Business in Tourism at the Department of Tourism & Hospitality at the Cork Institute of Technology returned victorious today having been placed in the top three in her competition category at the annual AEHT Competitions in Cervia, Italy.
Aisling beat off stiff competition from students all over Europe, as part of a mixed-nationality team who made a presentation on a tourist destination, to emerge as a winning team in their competition.
The 27th Annual Conference and Competition for the AEHT was held this year in Italy, over 4 days and had over 400 competitors, representing over 135 European Tourism and Hospitality colleges from 40 member countries.
Adrian Gregan, Head of Department, commented “Aisling has done us proud this year and represented the Cork Institute of Technology and particularly the Department of Tourism and Hospitality, in a professional manner which ultimately saw her ranked as one of the top Tourism students in Europe. We congratulate her on an amazing achievement and recognise the efforts of Aisling’s lecturers and mentors for their preparation of Aisling for this prestigious event.”
The AEHT is the Association of European Tourism and Hospitality Schools, with a membership of over 650 European Schools and Colleges.
The Department of Tourism and Hospitality at CIT encompasses the areas of Culinary Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Bar Management. It has over 700 students and a team of dedicated student-centred industry experienced Lecturers across these disciplines and is located in a modern purpose-built building on CIT’s Bishopstown Campus.