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The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies by Annette Pritchard, Nigel Morgan, Irena Ateljevic

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5     The Tourism Education FuturesInitiative (TEFI)

Activating change in tourismeducation1

Pauline J. Sheldon, Daniel R. Fesenmaier andJohn Tribe

Introduction

Tourism is a hallmark activity of the postmodern world. As such, it is a significant factor in world-making and people-making. The same can be said for universities – they are major enterprises and, historically, have been important sources of innovative thinking and change. The intersection of tourism and universities is, therefore, a powerful nexus of potential influence. From an industry perspective, tourism employment in the coming decades must have a very different profile than it does today. In 2020, students will be applying for jobs that do not even exist today, and much of what ...

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