FOLLOWING its separation from the College of Education, the newly-formed Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management (ITHM) has fashioned a new curriculum to provide better focus on its Tourism and Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) programs.

“Now, the Tourism and HRM programs would have a clear and defined system of improvement through the revised curriculum,” said Maria Cecilia Tio Cuison, director of the new Institute. “This will give us leeway to develop ourselves not only for the academe but also for the industry.”

The Tourism program has 11 new subjects. Among these are Hotel Operations and Administration (HRM 112), Legal Policy Issues in Hospitality and Tourism (TOUR 112), and Japanese and French subjects for the sophomores.

For the third year program, Principles of Information Decision Systems Application (IDS), Airline Operations and Computer Reservation System (TOUR 117), Recreational Travel and Tour Management (TOUR 120), and Meal Management and Service for Tourism Professionals (TOUR 123) have been added to curriculum. Meanwhile Marketing Management in Travel Tourism (TOUR 121) and Tourism Research (TOUR 124) have been added to the fourth- year program.

“We added these subjects since these are the curriculum requirements of the Commission on Higher Education,” said Fredeswindo Medina, secretary of the ITHM. “These were added to update the programs with the latest trends in the profession.”

Meanwhile, the HRM has introduced eight new subjects. In the third-year program, Hospitality Managerial Accounting and Control (HRM 113), Marketing Management in Hospitality and Tourism (TOUR 121), Catering and Banquet Management with Food Merchandizing and Entrepreneurial Management (HRM 114), and Property Management in Hospitality and Tourism (HRM 115) have been introduced.

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In the fourth-year program, Legal and Policy Issues in Hospitality and Tourism (TOUR 115), Strategic Management in Hospitality and Tourism (TOUR 118), and Meetings and Events Management (TOUR 119) have been added.

Although the Institute will still be housed in the Albertus Magnus Building together with the College of Education, Carrido said the Institute has increased its number of sections to accommodate more freshmen this year. It has admitted 250 freshmen this year as compared to 160 to 200 freshmen last year. A. T. Elumba

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