UWTSD Travel and Tourism conference on March 19 will showcase Wales to the World


Students at UWTSD’s Swansea Business campus are hosting their second conference entitled ‘The World is our Lecture Theatre’ at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on March 19.

Billie Morgan, Beth Watkins, Lydia Smith, Catherine Trapnell, Hannah Eve Thomas Peters, Silje Marie Aas Gronn, Bronte Murdoch, Caoimhe Mc Nulty and Tima Omari are UWTSD Tourism Masters students and have been tasked with organising and facilitating the event.

Jacqui Jones, Programme Director and Senior Lecturer - Leisure, Events Tourism and Travel Management at Swansea’s School of Tourism and Hospitality said: “This year’s conference will celebrate the opportunities offered by Cardiff Airport’s exciting new links with Qatar Airlines and the potential for opening up inbound Tourism with new markets in the Middle East and Far East.

“The Masters' students recently travelled to Malaysia for an academic field trip where as well as visiting tourism venues and attractions in Kuala Lumpur and Penang including Air Asia, Royal Caribbean Cruise lines and The Eastern Oriental Hotel, the group also spent time with UWTSD’s partners The International University of Malaya Wales. This was an inspiring trip for the students and the conference will enable them to share their experiences with students from Colleges across South Wales in order to encourage more young people to consider careers in International Tourism.

"The students have worked hard to secure the Senedd as an inspirational new venue and are very appreciative of the support they have been given by the National Assembly. They are currently planning a range of interactive activities for the conference in order to involve the participants in planning travel itineraries and tours for a group of Malaysian students travelling to Wales. The conference will also include a number of short presentations from industry guest speakers, academics and alumni from the School of Tourism and Hospitality to provide the Tourism students of the future with a flavour of the exciting opportunities available within the rapidly expanding Tourism industry in Wales.”

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