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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

ISSN: 0959-6119

Online from: 1989

Subject Area: Tourism and Hospitality

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Tourism and hospitality education in Brazil and the UK: a comparison

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Title:Tourism and hospitality education in Brazil and the UK: a comparison
Author(s):Tim Knowles, (Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK), Rivanda Meira Teixeira, (Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Salvador, Brazil), David Egan, (Centre for International Hospitality Management, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK)
Citation:Tim Knowles, Rivanda Meira Teixeira, David Egan, (2003) "Tourism and hospitality education in Brazil and the UK: a comparison", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 15 Iss: 1, pp.45 - 51
Keywords:Brazil, Education, Hospitality, Tourism, United Kingdom
Article type:General review
DOI:10.1108/09596110310458981 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Makes a comparative analysis between undergraduate level courses in tourism/hospitality in Brazil and those in the UK, building on work by Teixeira et al. Analyses courses structure, reason for creation and focus. In Brazil, according to Rejowski, undergraduate university level courses in tourism/hospitality are relatively recent, beginning in the 1970s. The first hospitality course was created by the Universidade de Caxias do Sul, 1978. According to data gathered by the Ministry of Education, there has been an impressive growth in the number of tourism/hospitality undergraduate courses in Brazil. Data provided by the Ministry state that the total number of courses registered is 284; 225 in tourism and 59 in hospitality/hospitality management. First, presents a brief theoretical review about tourism/hospitality education; after that, a description of the methodological approach adopted in this study with a description of type, method, tools, and data collection procedures used in the research. Analyses the results of the project along with comparisons in the UK. Finally, presents a conclusion to this study.

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