Tourism Education and the Internet: Benefits, Challenges and Opportunities

Gary Williams, Robert Douglas McKercher

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Using the Internet in the teaching and learning environment assists tourism students in achieving two criteria increasingly being expected by employers. These are an understanding of the applications of the Internet to the industry, and a set of operational Internet skills. In this paper the benefits and challenges of integrating the Internet into the teaching and learning environment are discussed. In addition, the results of a small-scale survey of tourism academics are reported.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2001


  • Academics
  • Internet
  • Teaching
  • Tourism education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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