Our travel and tourism students have just returned from the long-awaited study trip to Malta.
Our travel and tourism students have just returned from the long-awaited study trip to Malta. This week-long research project has provided hands-on experience in an exciting tourism setting with a focused, eventful and engaging programme. Designed with multi-levelled outcomes - the field trip is critical for students’ learning, research skills development and creation of sense of belonging and team spirit.
The itinerary offered experience of the sunny Maltese islands from the perspective of a tourist, together with opportunities to evaluate and question tourism policies, regulations and tackle tourism challenges from a viewpoint of a researcher. Students were able to compare approaches of various tourism organisations and service providers, and match strategic plans with principles of sustainability and observed operational difficulties.
Feedback from our students shows the quality of the learning event. The field trip was collectively declared the best study experience so-far; “a great opportunity to put into practice what we have learnt over the past two years” and “the only way to learn and understand tourism.”