The RAU's Student Union (RAUSU) rolled up their sleeves and had great fun hosting the stocks at the Cirencester Fleece Fayre on the May Bank Holiday (1 May 2017).
RAU study tour to the World Travel Forum Conference in Switzerland
MSc Rural Tourism Management (RTM) students from the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) recently attended the World Travel Forum conference in Lucerne, Switzerland (4-5 May 2017).
This two day event focused on leadership and sustainability in the tourism industry and showcased some of the best young talent from around the globe. The team met with high profile entrepreneurs, business leaders, ambassadors, policy makers, academics, and thinkers such as Jim Sano (World Wildlife Fund's Vice President for Travel, Tourism and Conservation) and John Scanlon (Secretary General of CITES).
Led by Jonathan Brunyee, MSc RTM Course Manager, the study tour also included time with Dr Julianna Priskin (School of Business, Lucerne University) to discuss the marketing of sustainable tourism, and a trip into the Alps and Entlebuch Biosphere to look at food and agri-tourism in action. The tour is an assessed component of the course.
Colin Javens, MSc RTM student, said: “The conference and tour really challenged my thinking. I feel like I learnt a lot from it, and engaging with so many influential people was a real privilege. It was good fun too and a great way to end the MSc programme.”
Jonathan Brunyee added: “It is crucial that we help our students get closer to industry. My challenge is to get an enterprising RAU student on stage next year accepting a WTF young talent award.”
Find out more about MSc Rural Tourism Management at the RAU.