Marivic B. Mutong, MAEd | Rizalina M. Castillo, MAEd
This study is an assessment of the educational tour of the School of International Hospitality and Tourism Management. The relevance of the educational tour in meeting the needs of the students of the school was determined, together with their satisfaction on the different areas of the tour. The questionnaires were answered by 595 students who joined the educational tour during the second semester of school year 2009-2010. The tour destinations were Baguio, Manila-Tagaytay, Manila-Corregidor, Cebu-Bohol, and Ilocos Sur. The study revealed that the educational tour was very relevant to the needs of the students especially in the Cebu-Bohol tour. They were satisfied most on the accommodation. The students’ decision as to tour destination was based on their interest. Their number one problem during the tour was on keeping with time followed by lack of financial allowance. The School of International Hospitality and Tourism Management really made an excellent planning for the tours. The problem on keeping with time implied the need for the students to practice time management. Financial constraint, too, was evident from the number of students who joined the Baguio tour. The tour can be enhanced by considering other destinations, cutting down some rates, and better orientation for the students.
Source: UB Research Journal, Vol. XXXIV, No. 2, July – December 2010