عنوان مقاله [English]
All WTO-member countries recognize that their continued success in tourism will depend on how well their present and future workforces are prepared to respond to various needs of this multifaceted industry. Countries which depend on its economic earnings understand the centrality of human resources development (HRD) in tourism operation and management, knowing too well that popularity and continued sustainable growth of their destinations is directly related to the quality of their tourism workforce. And this fact is internalized and acted upon as they begin to compete for their share in this very competitive global industry. Efforts in tourism education and training are being assumed by at least three main stakeholders: government agencies, private and public universities, and industry sectors. They use a combination of HRD models in order to effectively respond to the destination management needs in their respective countries.