News for the Hospitality Executive
The School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong
University Takes On Tourism Development in Kaiping, Guangdong Province -
Famous for its Diaolous or Fortified Watchtowers
|April 1, 2010 - As part of its 30th anniversary celebrations,
the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic
University (PolyU) established a community programme with industry partners
entitled “Community Development through Tourism and Hospitality”. Having
assessed various communities in terms of their needs for tourism and hospitality
development, the School opted for Kaiping, a small community in the Pearl
In the two weeks that followed, SHTM faculty members were in Kaiping to provide training to local villagers who wanted to establish businesses in tourism and hospitality. The topics of the training sessions included:
As Professor CHON rightly put it, “It is only the beginning of a meaningful collaboration.”
PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management is one of the world-leading providers of hospitality and tourism education. It is ranked No. 2 in the world among hotel and tourism schools based on research and scholarship, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research in November 2009.
With 60 academic staff drawing from 18 countries, the School offers programmes at levels ranging from PhD to Higher Diploma. It was awarded the 2003 International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators Institutional Achievement Award in recognition of its significant contribution to tourism education, and is designated by United Nations World Tourism Organisation as one of its global Education and Training Centres.
Ms Pauline Ngan, Marketing Manager
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