TOURISM INDUSTRY EXPOSURE TRIPS TO STUDENTS
World Tourism Day, 2017
“Sustainable Tourism – A Tool for Development”
On the occasion of World Tourism Day 2017, Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Tourism Industry, Ministry of Education and Schools conducted Exposure Trips for students to tourist establishments on 30th September 2017. Forty one tourist establishments in 16 atolls welcomed 415 students, 130 teachers and 77 parents from 42 schools.
The purpose of this event is to provide, first-hand experience to students, parents and teachers on various aspects of operations of tourist resorts and guest houses as well as opportunity to clarify information on career opportunities and work related matters.
It is vital that more locals, especially young school leavers join the tourism industry to gain the maximum benefit from the flourishing tourism industry. These trips provided students with valuable information, encouraging students to build their career in the tourism industry.