Values in Tourism: The Case of EMTM

Tanja Mihalic, Janne J. Liburd, Jaume Guia

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This chapter analyzes the importance and performance of values in tourism higher education and business as seen by the alumni of the European Master in Tourism Management. The students were exposed to the values-based education framework proposed by the Tourism Educational Future Initiative. This chapter empirically tests the relevance of its model for an ideal and real industry, and for the corresponding world of tourism education. Using importance performance analysis, results identify gaps between the importance and performance in the values. The findings have implications for the future development and implementation of experimental values-based education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTourism Education : Global Issues and Trends
EditorsPauline Sheldon, Cathy Hsu
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing
Publication dateSep 2015
ISBN (Print)978-1-78350-997-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78350-998-0
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015


  • Education
  • European master in tourism management
  • Importance performance analysis
  • Tourism education future initiatives
  • Values


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