Hospitality, Tourism and Global Education in Asia: A Transnational Conundrum? Current Thoughts and Anecdotes
This chapter aims to review and evaluate the growth of hospitality and tourism programmes offered through transnational education and global partnerships from ‘exporting’ countries such as the UK to countries such as China, Hong Kong (China), Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and India. The research is focused on qualitative research methods using a sample framework from international collaborative institutions across Asia. The purposes of the research are to highlight important contemporary issues and future challenges for international collaborative provision and to identify the benefits, the operational demands and the hazards and pitfalls of such provision. The paper concludes with an overview of strategies that should and can be learned to ensure that hospitality and tourism international collaborative ventures are mutually successful for all stakeholders, including the host university, the collaborative partner and all the students concerned.
KeywordsGlobal education Hospitality education Tourism education Transnational education
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