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Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality Management Education: An Empirical Study on Educational Experiences in Preparation for Professional Life

Advances in Hospitality and Leisure

ISBN: 978-0-85724-769-8, eISBN: 978-0-85724-770-4

ISSN: 1745-3542

Publication date: 3 August 2011

Abstract

On April 2, 2009, participants of 150 countries at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development adopted the Bonn Declaration. The declaration reinforces the concept that sustainable development can only be achieved through education and lifelong learning (UNESCO, 2009). The role of educators is to prepare young people to manage the sustainability challenges and to spur them into creating new, entrepreneurial responses for people and communities around the planet. The dual objective of this research is to gauge the extent to which educational institutes is integrating sustainability in tourism and hospitality curriculums and to analyze the effect of cultural diversity on attitudes toward sustainability.

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Legrand, W., Sloan, P., Delgado-Krebs, R. and Tooman, H. (2011), "Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality Management Education: An Empirical Study on Educational Experiences in Preparation for Professional Life", Chen, J.S. (Ed.) Advances in Hospitality and Leisure (Advances in Hospitality and Leisure, Vol. 7), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 195-208. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1745-3542(2011)0000007014

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