Dilemma of a paradise destination: Tourism education and local employment as contributors to sustainable development

Shakeela, Aishath, Breakey, Noreen and Ruhanen, Lisa (2010). Dilemma of a paradise destination: Tourism education and local employment as contributors to sustainable development. In: CAUTHE 2010: Challenge the Limits. CAUTHE Conference Proceedings 2010. 20th Annual Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference, Hobart, TAS, Australia, (). 8-11 February 2010.

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Author Shakeela, Aishath
Breakey, Noreen
Ruhanen, Lisa
Title of paper Dilemma of a paradise destination: Tourism education and local employment as contributors to sustainable development
Conference name 20th Annual Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference
Conference location Hobart, TAS, Australia
Conference dates 8-11 February 2010
Convener School of Management, University of Tasmania
Proceedings title CAUTHE 2010: Challenge the Limits. CAUTHE Conference Proceedings 2010
Place of Publication Hobart, TAS, Australia
Publisher University of Tasmania
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781862955608
1862955603
Total pages 19
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Sustainable tourism development is frequently promoted by Small Island Developing States (SIDS), to curb the developmental constraints which they face, as well as to create employment opportunities. However, in pursuit of tourism development, many SIDS have often ignored the crucial component of local participation in both tourism decision making and employment. Using mixed methodology, the aim of this research was to determine the role of tourism education and local employment as factors contributing to the sustainable development of tourism in the context of a SIDS destination. The research indicated that there are numerous factors mitigating local participation in tourism employment. The research further indicated that tourism education can play a crucial role in sustainable development of the destination. Concurrently, the research findings indicated that in aggressive pursuit of tourism development, the government has failed to address the critical areas of local employment and tourism education as part of the broader national development plans.
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