Tourism education futures, 2010-2030: Building the capacity to lead

Sheldon P., Fesenmaier D., Woeber K., Cooper C. and Antonioli M. (2007) Tourism education futures, 2010-2030: Building the capacity to lead. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 7 3: 61-68. doi:10.1080/15313220801909445

Author Sheldon P.
Fesenmaier D.
Woeber K.
Cooper C.
Antonioli M.
Title Tourism education futures, 2010-2030: Building the capacity to lead
Journal name Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1531-3220
Publication date 2007-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/15313220801909445
Volume 7
Issue 3
Start page 61
End page 68
Total pages 8
Subject 1409 Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
3304 Education
Abstract This paper reports on an initiative to examine the future of tourism education into the years 2010-2030. A group of 45 senior tourism educators and industry experts came together for a summit at Modul University, Vienna, Austria to discuss how tourism education needs to adapt to significant societal and industry changes. The theme of the summit was how to build the capacity for tourism students to lead the industry into the future as it faces increasing pressures for responsibility and stewardship. This paper discusses the pre-summit and summit processes and their outcomes, and explains future plans for this Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI). Among other outcomes was a listing of values that could create the foundation for future tourism education programs, and also five categories of skills that participants felt would be important for students of the future to master. These are destination stewardship skills, political skills, ethical skills, enhanced human resource skills, and dynamic business skills.
Keyword BEST Education Network
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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