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Is the sharing economy making it easier to teach hospitality and tourism?

Is the sharing economy making it easier to teach hospitality and tourism? | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Hospitality and tourism students enter a post-academic life in a variety of careers and locations. And no matter where they are, the sharing economy will find them. Hospitality programs don't instruct students how to be 'sharing economy hosts' but with the rise of sites such as Airbnb, students enter a field where travellers have a growing choice of where to stay and what kind of guest experience they desire. The dilemma universities face is how to explain these landscape changes to students, if at all. Additionally, the type of career Airbnb could offer a hospitality or tourism graduate today is unclear.

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Chinese Students: The new wave of tourists

Chinese Students: The new wave of tourists | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

"[The] College Entrance Exam is the most important event for Chinese students. Before the exam, they are the most hard working student in the world. After that, they can be the most crazy tourists. Usually parents will offer their children considerable sums of money for them to spend to relax and enjoy. And many of them choose to travel. [...] Long-distance travel is still popular while outbound travelling route becomes much popular than before. Especially destinations such as Europe and Australia. France, Italy, Sweden are the most popular countries in Europe this year"

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