It is always bemusing explaining to others exactly what students are going to focus on during their study tour. I think it is fair to say that most people agree in principle that students should experience elements of the industry they are studying hard to be part of.
This agreement seems to disappear when we talk of our itinerary – it is just a holiday BUT remember these students are studying hospitality management, tourism management and sport management. It seem important then that they understand these industries. Today’s challenge experience what it is like to be a tourist – one day you will need to have a great deal of empathy with your tourists customers and be able to design and delivery world class experiences for these customers.
Here is a short unedited view of part of their city tour – enough to give you a sense of their experience.
And here is what our tourists looked like – they are the ones with the cameras.