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Assessing tourism industry training and education : the case of the tour operating sector in Kenya

Mayaka, Melphon (1999) Assessing tourism industry training and education : the case of the tour operating sector in Kenya. Coursework Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

This study examines the quality of skills in the tour operations sector of the tourism industry in Kenya. This quality assessment is carried out within the broad context of tourism in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa and is based on an assumption of sectoral differences in tourism training and education. The study employs different methods of data collection and analysis. A n employee survey, a Delphi type study and semistructured interviews are used to determine where the quality gaps exist, the preferred mode of provision, while at the same time examining the relevance of identified key international tourism training and education trends to Kenya's tourism systems. The results indicate a convergence of opinion between industry and the education providers to the effect that there are quality gaps in the development of skills in the tour operations sector. The study also identifies the need to standardise tourism training and education in Kenya. A national tourism training and education strategy is recommended. Government policy-makers, education providers and the tourism industry will find the results of the study useful.

Item Type: Thesis (Coursework Master thesis)
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Master of Business

Uncontrolled Keywords: Tourism, Tour guides, Training, Kenya
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
FOR Classification > 1506 Tourism
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Hospitality Tourism and Marketing
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2011 05:22
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:53
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/17892
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