ITF Invites to the discussion „How to Build Business in a Rural Tourism – Success Stories of the Graduates” (22)
On Wednesday, 13th of November at 15.30 – 17.30 in the Business incubator of Turiba University the discussion „How to Build Business in a Rural Tourism – Success Stories of the Graduates” will be held. The former students of Turiba who run their own business will visit the discussion and share their experience.
Last year students of the programs Strategic Tourism Management and Tourism and Hospitality Industry Company Management and industry representatives are invited to take part in the discussion!
The owner of the guest house „Braslas krogs” Baiba Smilga which this autumn is awarded the prize – Cultural signs „Latvian heritage” in tourism will share her experience. Jānis Vilciņš, the owner of the guest house „Jānis” in Madona will share his experience in business success and what attracts tourists outside the capital of Latvia.
The chairman of the discussion and manager of the University Research Centre Ēriks Lingebērziņš: „This discussionwill be a good opportunity to meet anyone who thinks of its own business or has already experience in business, especially in rural tourism. Entrepreneurs who have already managed to get soiled in everyday business life are a great advisor for those who are looking for answers to the following questions: what should I expect as a manager of the company; what knowledge and competences should be acquired in depth to gain a solid base for business development; what are trends in the rural tourism development and opportunities of growth; how customers are attracted in the guest houses in Latvia”.
The dean of International Tourism Faculty of Turiba University Agita Doniņa points out the increased student interest to investigate and analyse rural tourism prospects already during studies. „A number of diploma paper themes are exactly creation of guest houses. It is a real proof that the interest in own business in tourism in Latvian regions does not decrease, on the contrary – the interest is increasing every year”, explains A. Doniņa.
The last discussion of this year by tourism industry representatives and future specialists is organized by the Tourism Research Centre of International Tourism Faculty of Turiba University. Overall seven discussion Wednesdays are planned in the academic year 2013/2014. The first such kind of discussion was held in this February.