Job Ready Graduates: A Tourism Industry Perspective

Wang, J., Ayres, H. and Huyton, J. (2009) Job Ready Graduates: A Tourism Industry Perspective. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 16 1: 62-72. doi:10.1375/jhtm.16.1.62


Author Wang, J.
Ayres, H.
Huyton, J.
Title Job Ready Graduates: A Tourism Industry Perspective
Journal name Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1447-6770
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1375/jhtm.16.1.62
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 62
End page 72
Total pages 11
Editor Brent W. Ritchie
Margaret Deery
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified
150603 Tourism Management
Abstract Suitable skills and attributes have always been an important part of effective and successful participation in the tourism workplaces. This study aimed to explore tourism managers’ perceptions of the skills and attributes required in the tourism industry in Australia. The method involved a content analysis of tourism skill sets and a survey to identify the required skill sets sought by employers. Importance–Performance Analysis revealed differences between graduate attributes and skills and manager’s perceptions of their importance and level of performance. These results provided industry-based information about skills and attributes for the improvement of curriculum design. It will enhance the abilities of tourism education to provide job-ready graduates for the future global tourism industry.
Keyword tourism education
skills shortages
tourism industry careers
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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