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Journal of Tourism Research & HospitalityISSN: 2324-8807

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Research Article, J Tourism Res Hospitality Vol: 4 Issue: 1

Tourism Organizations Role in Training and Employment of University Tourism Graduates in Kenya

Young Hoon Kim1*, Jim Taylor2 and Tanya Ruetzler2
1Interim Chair and Associate Professor, Hospitality & Tourism Management University of North Texas, USA
2Associate Professor, Hospitality Management, University of Mississippi, 207 Lenoir Hall, Sorority Row University, USA
Corresponding author : Young Hoon Kim, Ph. D
Interim Chair, Hospitality and Tourism Management University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle #311100/ Denton, Texas 76203-5017 USA
Tel: 1-940-565-4786; Fax: 1-940-565-4348
Email: [email protected]
Received: February 03, 2014 Accepted: October 16, 2014 Published: October 20, 2014
Citation: Young HK, Jim T, Tanya R (2014) Any Difference? A Comparative Analysis: A Case Study of Two Festivals. J Tourism Res Hospitality 4:1. doi:10.4172/2324-8807.1000142

Abstract

Tourism Organizations Role in Training and Employment of University Tourism Graduates in Kenya

Kenya is one of the leading tourist destinations in Africa due to its rich and diverse culture, wildlife and scenic beauty. As a result, there is an increasing demand for qualified professionals to serve in this very sensitive and yet fragile industry. Moi University, the pioneer institution of higher learning to offer a degree programme in tourism management has so far produced many graduates employed in different sectors. This study aimed at investigating the awareness of tourism industry practitioners about tourism graduates and their willingness to offer industrial attachment and employment opportunities. Also assessed was whether development of Moi University Tourism Students Electronic database (MUTSEd) would be an important tool for future recruitment of Moi University tourism graduates.

Keywords: Moi University; industrial attachment; MUTSEd; tourism students; tourism industry

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