Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Cyprus delivers 'Tourism in Action'

Second year Tourism and Hospitality Management undergraduates gained industry exposure in a 'real world environment' as they visited one of the top tourist destinations in Cyprus.

The students explored Ktima Georgiadi in Scarinou as part of their 'Tourism in Action' module. Course Leader Anna Farmaki explained the purpose of the trip: "As part of their module students are conducting a business audit on an agrotourism development in the Larnaca region.

"We had distinguished guest speakers from the Larnaca Tourism Board and Cyprus Tourism Organisation who presented to students before our visit. We visited Ktima Georgiadi and spent the day there observing the facilities, performing activities and also had a traditional Cypriot lunch (including homemade wine and some dancing).

"Students interviewed the manager, interacted with visitors and also did some activities including donkey rides, tasting of donkey milk and olive oil making using the traditional mill method. It was a great experience and students will develop wikis sharing what they’ve learn by linking their experience to theories/models."

Anna also confirmed UCLan Cyprus is the first University to be granted permission to access restricted areas at Larnaca International Airport, with Swissport managers recently giving first year students a tour covering operations from baggage handling to security and also allowing them to see the way cargo is handled.

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