Tourism and hospitality education in Brazil and the UK: a comparison

KNOWLES, T., TEIXEIRA, R. M. and EGAN, D. (2003). Tourism and hospitality education in Brazil and the UK: a comparison. International journal of contemporary hospitality management, 15 (1), 45-51.

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Abstract

Makes a comparative analysis between undergraduate level courses in tourism/hospitality in Brazil and those in the UK, building on work by Teixeira et al. Analyses courses structure, reason for creation and focus. In Brazil, according to Rejowski, undergraduate university level courses in tourism/hospitality are relatively recent, beginning in the 1970s. The first hospitality course was created by the Universidade de Caxias do Sul, 1978. According to data gathered by the Ministry of Education, there has been an impressive growth in the number of tourism/hospitality undergraduate courses in Brazil. Data provided by the Ministry state that the total number of courses registered is 284; 225 in tourism and 59 in hospitality/hospitality management. First, presents a brief theoretical review about tourism/hospitality education; after that, a description of the methodological approach adopted in this study with a description of type, method, tools, and data collection procedures used in the research. Analyses the results of the project along with comparisons in the UK. Finally, presents a conclusion to this study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brazil, education, hospitality, tourism, United Kingdom
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Events Research
Identification Number: 10.1108/09596110310458981
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2010 16:52
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/859

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