Bshrm Curricula Essay

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Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION CHED Memorandum Order No. 30 Series of 2006 SUBJECT : POLICIES AND STANDARDS FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN TOURISM MANAGEMENT(BSTM)/ BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (BSHM)/ BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HOTEL AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT (BSHRM)/ BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN TRAVEL MANAGEMENT (BSTrM) In accordance with the pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 7722, otherwise known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994,” and for the purpose of rationalizing the undergraduate tourism management/hospitality/hotel and restaurant and/or travel management education in the country with the end view of keeping apace with the demands of global competitiveness, the following policies and standards are hereby adopted and promulgated by the Commission. Article I INTRODUCTION Section 1. Background of the Tourism Industry Tourism is the world’s largest industry, generating in 2003 over USD 514 Billion in receipts from 697 million tourists and employing hundreds of million people worldwide. Almost 760 million traveled across borders in 2004; several times more traveled domestically. The probability of one being able to visit foreign lands in his lifetime has never been higher. The tourism industry is a vast system consisting of several sectors with airlines, hotels, resorts, travel agencies and tour operators constituting the greater bulk. The myriad of smaller entities that thrive and wane with tourism’s upswings and downturns include souvenir shops, restaurants, bars and the like. The industry also goes beyond its business realm; it covers government and non-government organizations as well as educational institutions. Tourism generates both positive and negative impacts on the culture, economy, and environment of generating and receiving countries.

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