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Departamento de Desarrollo Humano de la OEA / OAS Department of Human Development

Programa de Becas de Desarrollo Profesional / Professional Development Scholarship Program

                   “Tourism Management”

                                                                                                OAS/DHD/CIR. 014/2008

VENUE: Faculty of Services Industries, Prince of Songkla University, Phuket campus. Address: 80 Moo1, Vichit Songkram Rd, Kathu, Phuket, 83120, Thailand. Tel: (66 76) 276-200 / 276-300. Fax: (66 76) 276-203. Website: www.mfa.go.th.

CONTACT PERSON: Ms. Plyanart Apithambundit, Deputy Dean for Research and International Relations. E-mail: apitham@fsi,psu.ac.thnit@fsi.psu.ac.th

DATES:                                 May 1st to May 24th, 2008

COURSE DURATION:     24 days

LANGUAGE:                      English

MODALITY:                         On site

OBJECTIVES: The program is designed to:

  • Develop the resourceful personnel in tourism industry in Thailand and member countries;

  • Provide all participants with the opportunity to acquire both academic and shared working experience for greater understanding and appreciation of tourism development, management and sustainability in different cultures and international context;

  • Motivate collaborative academic-related activities among institutions and industry’s networks in the areas of tourism management in the region.

• Overview of Tourism Industry and its current situations in Asia
• Tourism Planning and Policy: Asia’s perspectives
• Tourism Behavior and its trend
• Tourism Marketing and Marketing Strategies
• Destination Management: Concept and Workshop
• Tourism Impacts: Concept and Workshop
• Human Resource Development in Tourism Industry
• Tourist Information Management
• E-Destination and E-Travel
• MICE and Event Management
• Tourism Development and Sustainability – Planning and Policy: Concept and Country Report
• Health/Medical Tourism
• Marina Tourism
• Field Trip


  • All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of an OAS Member state, (residents must send copy of visa).

  • Have good command of English, with documentary evidence if the language of instruction is not the native language.

  • Bachelor Degree in any field.

  • Have practical experience of two (2) years or more in related fields.

  • Provide certificate of good health from a physician / Medical Doctor

  • Submit a duly completed request before the deadline established by the National Liaison Office (ONE) . The candidate is responsible for finding out the deadline set by the ONE in his/her country of residence.

The Government of Thailand and the Training and Development Centre will provide:
• Economy class, round trip airfare transportation from point of residence to study site
• Room and board
• Ground transportation expenses
• Other expenses concerning training registration and tuition
• Medical treatment in case the applicant becomes ill


  • Must have health and accident insurance coverage abroad.

  • The selected candidates must confirm their acceptance to the OAS Department of Human Development in Washington, DC, the OAS General Secretariat Office in their respective countries and through the ONE in order for the OAS to proceed with making the necessary travel arrangements to purchase the air travel tickets, economy class, round-trip, between their country of origin or residence and the study location or, if the scholarship is refused, to appoint another candidate.

  • Selected scholarship recipients are responsible for obtaining the necessary visa(s) to enter the country of study and the corresponding transit(s). The OAS will not be responsible for any costs relating to obtaining visas or transfer documentation.

  • Each scholarship recipient is responsible for arriving in time for the commencement of activities on the date established by the institution offering the course or program.

  • If the scholarship recipient fails to travel on the scheduled dates, or change routes, after the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS) has purchased his/her travel ticket, he/she will be responsible for paying the difference in ticket costs in order to arrive at the course site in time. The scholarship recipient will furthermore have to reimburse the GS/OAS the total cost of the airfare for his/her travel from his/her country of residence to the site where the Professional Development Course will take place and back if, after the ticket has been purchased, he/she declines the scholarship without written authorization from the Department of Human Development. The latter includes any additional costs, if any, incurred by the GS/OAS, such as extra costs for accommodation during the scholarship recipient’s travel to and from the country where the course will be held.

  • If the scholarship recipient renounces, cancels or otherwise terminates the scholarship after the scholarship has begun, without showing sufficient cause to the GS/OAS, he/she will have to reimburse GS/OAS the amount of all scholarship expenses spent on his/her behalf.

SUBMISSION OF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: The Thai Fellowship Application Form for this course may be obtained from the OAS offices of the General Secretariat in the Member states or via the fellowship application page using the following link: http://www.educoas.org/Portal/dhd/becas2007/Fellowship_Application_Form%20Thailand.pdf; including all documentation required.

Applications must be forwarded to the Organization of American States through the official channels established by the government of each country (ONE). This is a mandatory requirement.

The following is the list of National Liaison Offices (ONEs) in the OAS Member states: http://www.educoas.org/portal/en/oasbecas/ones.aspx?culture=en&navid=282

Please note that the official announcement is published in the language of instruction of the course and is available via the Educational Portal of the Americas Web page at: http://www.educoea.org.

Any questions regarding submission of applications for this course should be sent to: PDSP@oas.org


Maria Levens, Director
Department of Human Development

C.c.: Course Coordinator, Course file

Funds for terminal and in-transit expenses are NOT provided

The deadline for presentation of applications to the (ONE) differs from country to country and should therefore be confirmed with the relevant ONE in the applicant's country of origin or permanent residence.