Vol. 2, Iss. 2, 2016

Reengineering knowledge for e-tourism and hospitality Curricula

Jing Fu, Chengdu University, China
Soultana Tania Kapiki,
Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece

Published online: 12 Dec 2016, JTHSM, 2(2), pp. 23-32.

URN: urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-67173-2, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.376345

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Abstract: 

E-tourism and hospitality represents the development of tourism and hospitality to integrate ICT tools and has significantly changed the industry over the last decade. In order to meet the new needs, knowledge service suppliers (i.e. the university) must meet the requirements and social developments of the tourism industry. The quality of e-tourism and hospitality curriculum depends largely on the education quality and its subsequent implementation. The research reveals that higher education is not currently meeting the needs of the industry, especially in the Greater Mekong Sub-region countries. This article focuses on two major problems, which represent a disparity between the knowledge needs of the tourism and hospitality industry and the knowledge provided by curricula in higher education. The authors leverage a knowledge engineering perspective so as to bridge the gap between knowledge demand and supply as related to e-tourism and hospitality curriculum design.

Keywords: 

E-tourism, knowledge engineering, knowledge management, supply chain management, knowledge supply chain

JEL Classification: 

L83, M1, O1