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Title: A study of hospitality and tourism information technology education and industrial applications
Authors: Cheung, L
Law, R 
Keywords: Information Technology
Hospitality and tourism education
Gap model
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Journal of teaching in travel & tourism, 2002, v. 2, no. 2, p. 43-62 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of teaching in travel & tourism 
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the subject relevance of Information Technology IT] in Hospitality and Tourism Management programs with the skills deployed at workplace. This study aimed at investigating the graduates' transition from education to employment, and to determine how well they appear to be equipped to meet the needs of the hospitality and tourism industry. One hundred and seventeen graduates responded to a mail survey. These graduates rated the importance of IT skills at workplace, the level of IT teaching in hotel and tourism management programs, and the self-competence level in IT. This study concluded that a gap exists between the IT skills required at work and the IT skills acquired from the university.
ISSN: 1531-3220
EISSN: 1531-3239
DOI: 10.1300/J172v02n02_03
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