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Student experiences working in the hospitality and tourism industry : issues and concerns

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Scott RichardsonScott Richardson
The purpose of this study is to examine the experiences current undergraduate hospitality and tourism students in Australia have working in the industry. For this research it was decided to use an online blog to capture student’s thoughts about working in the hospitality and tourism industry, as well as describe any experiences they may have had. Students responded positively to the use of the blog as a tool to collect data, providing extensive data describing their experiences. These responses ranged from several lines to several paragraphs and described various specific and general experiences. Through analysis of the blog, a number of areas have been identified as influencing student’s perceptions towards a career in the industry. Areas that leave students with negative perceptions of the industry include relationships with managers, and salaries offered by employers, as well as the general conditions of work within the industry.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

3

Issue

1

Start Page

62

End Page

74

Number of Pages

13

ISSN

1908-8388

Location

Quezon City, Ph

Publisher

Rex Publishing Co.

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Taylor's University College;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Asian journal of tourism and hospitality research.

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