Trends and issues in Tourism and Hospitality degree education in Australia: Will the bubble burst?

Breakey, N and Craig-Smith, S. (2008). Trends and issues in Tourism and Hospitality degree education in Australia: Will the bubble burst?. In: S. Richardson, L. Fredline and M. Ternel, CAUTHE 2008: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Training and Practice: "Where the 'bloody hell' are we?". 18th Annual Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, (1-11). 11 - 14 February, 2008.


Author Breakey, N
Craig-Smith, S.
Title of paper Trends and issues in Tourism and Hospitality degree education in Australia: Will the bubble burst?
Conference name 18th Annual Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference
Conference location Gold Coast, Australia
Conference dates 11 - 14 February, 2008
Convener Scott Richardson
Proceedings title CAUTHE 2008: Tourism and Hospitality Research, Training and Practice: "Where the 'bloody hell' are we?"
Place of Publication Gold Coast, Australia
Publisher Griffith University
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 978-1-921291-33-3
Editor S. Richardson
L. Fredline
M. Ternel
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The offering of hospitality, and subsequently tourism management, undergraduate degree programs has grown significantly throughout Australia since the first pioneer programs were launched over 30 years ago. This paper reviews the introduction and development of these Australian undergraduate degree programs, identifying the macro-level changes that have occurred in the hospitality and tourism program landscape since their inception. This review questions whether the current level of growth in program offerings is sustainable in the future. It may be that the combination of student demand and market supply forces will necessitate a consolidation of hospitality and tourism programs at the undergraduate level. Alternatively the increasing recognition of the importance of hospitality and tourism in the economic, business, government and education sectors, the predicted growth in inbound tourism, the current domestic labour shortage, as well as the increasing international student cohort may continue to drive the provision of numerous undergraduate offerings in hospitality and tourism.
Subjects E1
150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified
900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified
Keyword tourism and hospitality education
undergraduate degree program
Australia
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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