ERIC Number: ED338857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
The Structure of Professional Profiles for Tourism in the United Kingdom.
Cooper, Chris; And Others
The tourism and leisure industries are among the fastest growing in the United Kingdom, generating jobs and spending and stimulating economic development. The hotel and catering sector is by far the best documented of the tourism industry and is the major employer. It is also an underqualified sector, despite a range of courses from craft to management level that are offered across the country. The professional association, Association for British Travel Agents, has worked with the City and Guilds of London Institute to establish a logically sequenced set of qualifications for entrants to and members of the travel agencies sector. In contrast, no such system exists for the public promotion sector. Changing demographics have focused attention on the need to adopt innovative approaches to meet labor needs. Public sector initiatives are providing leadership in training as government hands over responsibility for training to industry. Issues for the 1990s in tourism education and training include the need for quality of provision, standardization of provision, and harmonization with required qualifications in Europe. (A chapter consisting of profiles that describe the education, training, specialist knowledge, and job descriptions of the professional figures in each of the three sectors is included. Twenty-five key sources are listed.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Hospitality Occupations, Hotels, Job Skills, Labor Market, Leisure Time, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Profiles, Publicity, Recreation, Recreational Activities, Secondary Education, Tourism, Travel, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).
Authoring Institution: Surrey Univ. (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom