4 Do you feel that education should be one of the principal functions of any

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4. Do you feel that education should be one of the principal functions of any tourism organization? Why or why not? I do believe this. As the industry recruits from educational fields, it makes sense that these employers should be able to use their education in their field. History, sociology, and anthropology are all fields that are required for tourism to be successful, and it seems that tourists could benefit from learning as much as possible during their trips. This can help them gain a connection with the area and hopefully want to come back. 5. If you were the president of a large international development bank such as FONATUR, what interest would you have in the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)? Currently, FONATUR has a huge interest in tourism. They often work to keep high tourism areas nice in order to keep making money off these individuals. Since the WTTC is made up of global business owners who work to promote tourism, I would have a lot of interest in it. If possible, I would try to work with the council in order to promote the places that I have the most interest in and the places that would work to maximize my profit. 6. Speaking philosophically, why should a national government transportation department have any authority to regulate or control passenger fares or cargo rates? I believe that this is a good thing as it provides more equal footing. This regulation allows for everyone to be able to benefit from the cheaper pricing, without any one company having a monopoly and allowing for ridiculous pricing. 7. Referring to question 6, should a private international organization such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have any authority to govern passenger airfares? If so, why? No, it shouldn’t. A private agency should not be able to regulate anything. That is the job for a public entity. Even though the IATA is a honorable organization, the fact does not change that it is a private organization.
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