Palma, from 23 to 25 October 2013
Celebrating and Enhancing the Tourism
Knowledge-based Platform: A Tribute to Jafar Jafari


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Thursday 24 October, 2013 12:10 to 12:30 Oral Communication
Sustaining Tourism Through Secondary School Education in Barbados
Speaker: Mechelle Best, California State University Northridge

Authors: Mechelle Best


Tourism is unarguably the economic mainstay of most countries of the Caribbean, a region which has long been seen as the most tourism dependent region in the world. Consequently it is in the region’s best interest to manage all its resource to ensure the industry’s long term viability. In a region where most industry employees are not educated beyond the secondary level, the emphasis cannot be on education at the tertiary level alone. There must be more comprehensive offerings at the secondary level. Sustainability in tourism is not attainable without broadening the knowledge of workers and residents of tourism centered communities. FULL ABSTRACT ATTACHED.
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Session 1 – Tourism education- curriculum
Place: Room SB04

Other activities in Session 1 – Tourism education- curriculum
11:30 h. to 11:50 h.Oral Communication

Designing our future: islamic tourism and education

Speaker: Nor'Ain Othman , Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Deputy Dean (Research & Industry Linkages)
11:50 h. to 12:10 h.Oral Communication

Curriculum Development with practical requirements

Speaker: Knut Scherhag, University of Applied Sciences