Celebrating World Tourism Day

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NQ Travel and Tourism students from the Motherwell Campus promoted the value of their chosen studies at a special event held for World Tourism Day.

The group organised an event to coincide with the national day to inform fellow students and staff members about the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. Having researched many different countries and cultures, the group presented their findings to promote the benefits of understanding and harmony amongst the many varied cultures in Scotland.

Lecturer Evelyne Kelly said:

“World Tourism Day is a great opportunity for our students to take initiative and learn about the diverse cultures throughout the world and present these to their fellow students and other staff members.

 It gave them the chance to educate themselves and others on the importance of tourism in the world and give them real life experience of dealing with enquiries about destinations. The students put in a fantastic amount of work and really benefitted from the day.

I’d like to thank all those who attended the event, as it wouldn’t have been such a success if staff didn't take time out of their already busy schedule to come along and support the students.”

World Tourism Day is held annually in September by the World Tourism Organisation. This is the second year that students have participated. Next year the plan is to expand the event and focus on certain aspects of Tourism and Travel e.g. green tourism. Watch for updates!

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