Sustainable Tourism Management at Monash
In the twenty-first century the ‘international tourism industry’ can more accurately be described as the global movement of people for a variety of motivations including; business,study, work, conferences and exhibitions, leisure, special events, working holidays and visiting friends and relatives.
The Master of Tourism at Monash University, founded in 1989, recognises that the current era of rapid global change is increasing demands for highly skilled managers in the international tourism industry and associated industries.
Australia is widely recognised internationally for its skill in the strategic management and marketing of the industry and is therefore the logical location for your graduate studies. The Master of Tourism is based in the National Centre for Australian Studies (NCAS) and we engage with the industry via our ‘live’ case study based field schools in Sydney and regional Victoria
As a Monash Master of Tourism student you will have the opportunity to participate in study tours and field schools both in Australia and overseas.
The elective unit Contemporary Issues in Tourism features an industry-focused international field school in association with the University of London (SOAS) to either Fiji, Vietnam or another destination with industry guest speakers.
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Tourism Development in Emerging Economies
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) forcasts the growth in tourism to emerging economies will be double that of advanced economies to 2030. The Master of Tourism has a strong focus on emerging economies and how the tourism industry can be harnessed to maximise the benefits for these nations.
Our international field school each year is located in an emerging economy such as Fiji, Vietnam or another destination where students have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing the development of the industry.
- Hear Dr Jeff Jarvis on Radio Australia discuss tourism development in emerging economies.
- Tourism and the Global Economy: Issues and opportunities (Source: BBC)
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- Dr Jeff Jarvis and Dr Vicki Peel recently received additional funding from Tourism Victoria to continue their research on “Long Term Tourists – Short Term Migrants”. This phase of the research will look at the behavior of Working Holiday Makers (WHMs) based in urban environments. The study follows on from a recent ATEC position paper ... Read more
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- Students from the unit APG4709 Sustainable Tourism Development and Planning participated in a full day study tour in the Great Ocean Road (GOR) tourism region of Victoria. The group discussed the “GOR Destination Management Plan” and specific challenges facing sustainable development and investment in regional destinations with industry representatives from Geelong Otway and Surf Coast ... Read more
- Dr Jeff Jarvis and Dr Vicki Peel recently had their research paper “Tourists for Hire” published in the journal Tourism Management. This paper was part of an ongoing research project looking at “Long term tourists – Short term migrants’ Tourists for hire: International working holidaymakers in a work based destination in regional Australia August 2013Jeff Jarvis | ... Read more
- Master of Tourism students recently returned from an industry seminar visit to Sydney where they heard from the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) on the current status of the tourism industry and Destination New South Wales on the recent report on the “Visitor Economy in NSW”. Read more