Tourism Education

Tourism education in Ireland. An analysis of the provision of third level tourism education in Ireland, focusing on the needs of the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Summary

The purpose and scope of this research is to investigate tourism education in Ireland. An analysis of the provision of third level tourism education in Ireland, focusing on the needs of the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Due to the diversity and nature of the tourism industry the success of this study will be dependent on an extensive and proficient approach to the collection both qualitative and quantitative material.

A representative and balanced research approach will be utilized to ensure all sectors within the tourism community are included.

The Research Team

Mr. James Hanrahan Principal Researcher Department of Business & Humanities, IT, Sligo.
Ms. Joanna Sweeney Research Student Department of Business & Humanities, IT Sligo.

Project Details

Aims and Objectives of the proposed programme of research.

  • To identify the role of tourism education in Ireland
  • To establish any current and emerging trends in third level tourism provision
  • To assess the tourism educational needs generated by public, private and voluntary sectors.
  • To determine the current third level tourism education provision in Ireland
  • To investigate if any gaps exist in the provision of third level education
  • To develop recommendations and strategies to ensure adequate, sustainable and a well balanced level of tourism education in Ireland for the future.

2018/19 Fulltime Prospectus IT Sligo

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