Hall, Kenneth O.; Jayawardena, Chandana
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Department of Management Studies
Past, present and future role of the University of the West Indies in tourism and hospitality education in the Caribbean
Tourism and hospitality education and training in the Caribbean
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University of the West Indies Press
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Critically asseses the role of the University of the West Indies (UWI) as the leading tourism and hospitality educator in the Caribbean. Discusses initiatives by the UWI to meet the needs of the most important sector in the region. One of the achievements is the creation of the Centre for Hotel and Tourism Management, Nassau, Bahamas. Examines the current challenges that the UWI faces, mainly as a result of the technological revolution. Explores the posssibility of providing internet based tourism and hospitality educational programmes. Reports on a recent UWI Review workshop on Tourism Education at Which the UWI's programmes were assessed with a view to making them more relevant to the needs of the industry. Concludes by making recommendations and suggesting a vision for 2003.....