The conference was timely in boosting tourism for Visit Malaysia Year 2007.
“Globalisation is fast changing the tourism and hospitality industries,” said TCHT chief operating officer Pradeep Nair, who described the conference as another initiative taken by the school to strengthen ties with its international neighbours and partner university.
“For example, many exotic ingredients are now widely available.
“The travel industry has also evolved, with known destinations constantly reinventing themselves to meet the dynamic needs of tourists.
With Malaysia gearing up to welcome an estimated 20 million tourists during Visit Malaysia Year 2007, the event was timely as it provided industry practitioners, policy makers, academics and students with invaluable insights into current developments and trends in the food and tourism industry.
During the event, two forums The Asia-Euro Trends and Experience in Food & Gastronomy and West Meets East: Collaborating in Tourism, Culture and Education gave speakers and members of the audience a chance to interact and share ideas.
Fifteen lecturers from Taylor's also took the opportunity to present key findings from their research papers.
Source : STAR
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