Hotel and Restaurant Management Education

Authors: Giousmpasoglou, C.

Pages: 546-549

Publisher: Sage

Place of Publication: Thousand Oaks

DOI: 10.4135/9781483318332.n175

Abstract:

The hotel and restaurant sector (hereafter called the hospitality industry), as a modern economic activity, was shaped after World War II and is closely linked with the development of mass tourism and the rapid growth of the airline industry. The hospitality and tourism industries together are among the largest and fastest growing industries in the world. The World Travel and Tourism Council estimated that hospitality and tourism are directly and indirectly responsible for 11% of gross domestic product, 200 million jobs, 8% of total employment, and 5.5 million new jobs per year up to 2010. Today, the hospitality industry is a steadily growing sector, generating a significant number of jobs globally.

The sector has proven to be extremely resilient to the global economic crisis and the volatile business environment. The rapid development and expansion in traditional destinations such as Europe and North America as well as in new markets such as the Middle East and Asia require the preparation and development of the future generation of hotel and restaurant managers (hereafter called hospitality managers). Given the growing demand for skilled hospitality managers, the numbers of enrollees in undergraduate hospitality, tourism, and leisure programs have increased significantly since the 1980s. For example, the National Centre for Education Statistics reported that the numbers of hospitality, tourism and leisure programs have rapidly grown in the United States, increasing from 128 in 1986 to 307 in 2010. Today, hospitality management programs are a well-established part of tertiary management education (higher, postsecondary, or further education), and it is expected to grow bigger in the following years. This (encyclopedia) entry explores the evolution and goals of hospitality management education, its growing internationalization, the issues related to quality assurance, and the expansion of these programs into the online educational environment.

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Hotel and restaurant management education.

Authors: Giousmpasoglou, C.

Editors: Danver, S.

Pages: 546-549

Publisher: Sage

Place of Publication: Los Angeles

ISBN: 9781483318356

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/27097/

https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/the-sage-encyclopedia-of-online-education/book243381

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