Tourism and Hospitality Higher Education in Israel

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This paper presents the past and present of higher education in tourism and hospitality management in Israel. The paper discusses the growth of higher education in hospitality and tourism through local initiatives and by franchising and extensions from foreign institutions. The nature of the higher education system in Israel and the accreditation processes of local academic programs is discussed. The case of Ben-Gurion University is introduced to illustrate the development of an academic program in hospitality and tourism management. The paper also compares the current state of the available academic programs to the year of 2000, at the eve of the Palestinian uprising. The paper analyses the complex relations between the Israeli hospitality industry and the higher education programs, as well as the challenges of future graduate programs and industry-academe relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Tourism Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationPast, Present, and Future
EditorsCathy H. C. Hsu
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9780203051696
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006


  • Higher education
  • Hospitality training
  • Israel
  • Tourism training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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