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Seminar Pelancongan Belia – “Memperkasa Belia dalam Pelancongan Islam”

The inaugural “Seminar Pelancongan Belia – Memperkasa Belia dalam Pelancongan Islam (SPB)” is a joint effort between ITC and Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin that will take place on the 14th of September 2015. The objectives of the programme that is primarily targeted for university students in the East Coast region are as follows:

  • To form a channel of interaction between students and the industry to provide better quality manpower in the tourism industry, aligned with the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) ;
  • To create awareness and to expand the future generation’s knowledge on tourism in general, and on Islamic tourism in particular;
  • To encourage the future generation to enter the tourism field after completing their formal education and to increase the number of quality tourism products and services operators in Malaysia; and
  • To provide information on activities that the youths can involve themselves with in the tourism industry before graduating to prepare themselves for their future undertakings in the tourism industry.

The seminar will provide an overview on Islamic tourism and the tourism industry in general for the participants as well as the role of the younger generation in tourism. There will also be a talk on career in tourism from the point of views of the public and private sectors. Among the topics to be discussed are:

  • Islamic Tourism: The Overview
  • Islamic Tourism Integrity: Understanding the Concept of Halal and Tourism in Islam
  • Youth and Tourism
  • Malaysian Youth in “Voluntourism”
  • Career Opportunities in Tourism