A Study on the Development of Internationalization and Localization for Macau Tourism Education: Student Perspectives

By Aliana Man Wai Leong and Yong Ma.

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This paper is derived in part from the research findings of the Macau Foundation funded research project namely, “A study on the development of internationalization and localization for Macau tourism education”. The objectives of the study are:
1. To better comprehend the current situation of Macau tourism education and its similarities and differences in comparison with tourism education in well-developed regions and countries
2. To discuss the future development trend of Macau tourism education
3. To assess the developing conditions for the implementation of internationalization and localization of tourism education in Macau
4. To draft feasible strategies in the development of internationalization and localization of tourism education in Macau

Appendix I depicts the research path of the entire project. However, this paper focuses on the student perspectives of tourism education specifically the aspects pertaining to students’ evaluation of tourism education programs; infrastructure, facilities and administrative services, competencies cultivation and training and work expectations after graduation. Concrete findings of this project will help to provide clear-cut strategic suggestions for the local and international development of tourism education in Macau.

Keywords: Tourism Education, Tourism Industry, Tourism Student, Internationalization, Localization

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp.127-142. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1006.145KB).

Prof. Aliana Man Wai Leong

Director, School of Continuing Studies, Macau University of Science and Technology, China

Dr. Aliana Leong Man Wai, is Professor of Tourism Management, Director of School of Continuing Studies and Associate Dean of Faculty of International Tourism, Macau University of Science and Technology, Special Administrative Region of China.

Yong Ma

Dean, Academy of Tourism Development, Hubei University, China

Dr. Yong Ma, Professor of Tourism Management, Dean, Academy of Tourism Development and Director, MICE Research Center, Hubei University, China.

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