Award Date

1-1-1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Gerald E. Goll

Number of Pages

191

Abstract

Meeting and convention planning is increasingly becoming integral to the hospitality industry. Indeed, such planning touches almost every facet of hospitality, travel and tourism services. Only in the past twenty years has this function become recognized as a profession. A knowledge of lodging, food and beverage, and the broader aspects of tourism will enhance the meeting planner's effectiveness, but beyond this what are the nuances of the dynamics of such planning?;Meeting and convention planning courses are being offered on an increasing basis within hospitality education programs. The question is, are the combinations of such courses providing the competencies in order to satisfy the need(s) peculiar to this developing industry. The purpose of this study is to assess those needs as the first step toward the ultimate development of curricula for meeting and convention planning. Toward this end, meeting and convention planning organizations and four-year hospitality education programs are providing the source(s) of information for this assessment.

Keywords

Assessment; Convention; Industry; Meeting; Planning

Controlled Subject

Business education; Management

File Format

pdf

File Size

3143.68 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/e8ha-svwz


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