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The role of education in developing best service management in agro-tourism


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Shuib, Ahmad (2011) The role of education in developing best service management in agro-tourism. In: International Seminar on Agrotourism Development (ISAD), 6-8 Dec. 2011, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional "Veteran", Yogyakarta, Indonesia. .

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Agrotourism which comprises the agriculture and tourism sectors together has to be managed as a business in order to be sustainable. Operators of agrotourism business must shift from being agricultural producers to service providers. Educational agencies play important roles in producing graduates who have, besides the academic qualification, skills to serve customers. This paper will focus on the industrial training programs developed by the higher educational institutes in general and identify the strengths and weaknesses of existing programs. The roles of various stakeholders in the interrelationships to the educational program is also discussed. Several suggestions are given to improve the roles of education in the industrial training programs for agrotourism sector.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies
Keywords: Agrotourism; Educational program; Industrial training programs
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 13:01
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 13:01
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/30584
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