First Fort Myers Property to Earn Prestigious Educational Institute Designation Brings Lee County VCB Closer to Certified Guest Service Destination Goal
"It is so great to know that we will be the first official property in this market to complete the certification for the CGSP® program," said Alexa Hardin, CGSP, general manager for the Holiday Inn Express. "I look forward to sending my seasonal employees to the program as well once they are hired so we can continue the process."
Recognized worldwide, the CGSP® designation is the highest acknowledgment of award-winning guest service for employees in the hospitality industry. The Educational Institute has worked with individual properties, organizations, and academic institutions to train and certify thousands of guest service employees through the Guest Service Gold® and CGSP® programs.
"We utilize tremendous resources to market our destination, but without top-notch customer service our guests will not return," said Tamara Pigott, VCB executive director. "Knowing how to make every guest's visit enjoyable and memorable is the cornerstone to every successful hospitality entity."
The Lee County VCB has certified 40 employees from area hotels, rental properties, wildlife refuge, transportation, Sanibel City, and the VCB itself since beginning the process toward becoming the first Certified Guest Service Destination.
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