Tourism and hospitality education : The panacea for sustainable tourism development in the Maldives?

Shakeela, Aishath (2008). Tourism and hospitality education : The panacea for sustainable tourism development in the Maldives?. In: S. Richardson, L. Fredline and M. Ternel, Proceedings of CAUTHE 2008 Conference: Where the Bloody Hell Are We?. 18th Annual Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia, (1-10). 11-14 February, 2008.


Author Shakeela, Aishath
Title of paper Tourism and hospitality education : The panacea for sustainable tourism development in the Maldives?
Conference name 18th Annual Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference
Conference location Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
Conference dates 11-14 February, 2008
Convener Scott Richardson
Proceedings title Proceedings of CAUTHE 2008 Conference: Where the Bloody Hell Are We?
Place of Publication Gold Coast, Australia
Publisher Griffith University
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781921291333
Editor S. Richardson
L. Fredline
M. Ternel
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The concept of sustainable tourism has been advocated as a means of maximising tourism’s benefits while minimising some of the negative impacts associated with tourism development. Education is crucial in responding to the broader issues within tourism development that affect the wider society (Lewis, 2006). However, in many Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the focus of sustainable tourism development usually only extends to tourism policy, planning and infrastructural development, and in many cases, tourism and hospitality education is either ignored or is not given sufficient emphasis at the policy level. The extent to which education is incorporated at the tourism policy and planning stage could be crucial in achieving sustainable development outcomes, as well as improving the overall human development status of many SIDS. This paper explores the development of tourism and hospitality education in the Maldives highlighting the sustainable development issues facing the educators, government, the tourism industry, and local residents.
Subjects 1506 Tourism
Keyword SIDS
Maldives
Tourism and Hospitality Education
Sustainable Tourism Development
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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