Bridging the gap between tourism education, tourism industry and graduate employability: intricacies and emerging issues in Thailand

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dc.contributor.author Batra, Adarsh
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-27T02:02:36Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-27T02:02:36Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.description.abstract The university education system in ASEAN will be affected by the new market conditions. The path to success for Thai educational institutions is to engage the market with a frontal assault by anticipating market demands and preparing themselves to meet that demand. Hospitality and Tourism in an interdisciplinary field requiring different employability competency that has yet to gain attention by tourism and hospitality educators in the academia. If the travel and tourism industry in Thailand hopes to sustain itself, it will need personnel who are both willing and enthusiastic workforce. This requires educational institution to create curricula to equip tourism and hospitality graduates with necessary skills and to impart knowledge. Students aspiring to take up tourism as their careers must be well aware of the 'professional' commitments of the industry. The future of the tourism and hospitality industry will really demand creative ideas from the next generation. Employability questions are beginning to stress what new ideas the candidates can bring. This paper provides insight into certain overlooked perspectives, missing linkages and policy gaps between institutions imparting tourism education and the tourism industry leading to employable graduates. en_US
dc.format.extent 12 pages en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.identifier.citation ABAC Journal 36, 2 (July-December 2016), 78-89 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0858-0855
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/19354
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Assumption University Press en_US
dc.rights This work is protected by copyright. Reproduction or distribution of the work in any format is prohibited without written permission of the copyright owner. en_US
dc.rights.holder Assumption University en_US
dc.subject Curriculum en_US
dc.subject Tourism education en_US
dc.subject Tourism graduates en_US
dc.subject Tourism industry en_US
dc.subject Thailand en_US
dc.subject.other ABAC Journal
dc.subject.other ABAC Journal -- 2016
dc.title Bridging the gap between tourism education, tourism industry and graduate employability: intricacies and emerging issues in Thailand en_US
dc.type Text en_US
mods.genre Journal Article en_US
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