Tourism industry career prospects and the business environment: Evidence from Canada and Macau

Vincent Wing Sun Tung, Mei Fung Candy Tang, Brian Edward Melville King

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Previous researchers have undertaken detailed examinations of the factors impacting on aspirant perceptions of tourism and hospitality careers. This paper moves beyond personal and internal dimensions to explore business conditions in the cities where hospitality and tourism students are studying or where recent graduates are making their careers. By examining the prevalent business environments in cities in both North America (Calgary) and in Asia (Macau), the researchers show how such settings influence the perceptions of hospitality and tourism aspirants towards their industry futures, including peer influence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)518-525
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Tourism Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018


  • business environment, careers
  • employment
  • gaming
  • hospitality
  • labour market

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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