Mangaluru: Seminar at SJEC explores city's potential as tourist hub

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Daijiworld media network – Mangaluru (AP)

Mangaluru, Mar 24: A day-long management development programme (MDP) on tourism and hospitality was organized by the department of business administration at St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC) at Vamanjoor on Saturday, March 24.

Eulalia D'Souza, proprietor, Lia Travels, Mangaluru, inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp along with Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, director, SJEC, Fr Rohit D’Costa, assistant director, SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, principal, Allan C A Pereira, former CMD, Bank of Maharashtra and Dr Prakash Pinto, chairman and dean, MBA.

Addressing the gathering, Eulalia D’Souza said, “Tourism industry is proving to be one of the major job providers in India. In a beautiful city like Mangaluru, there are many employment opportunities in the field of tourism. Mangaluru is very rich geographically and there are many places to visit which attracts tourists. Because of lack of awareness, Mangaluru's tourism industry has not flourished to full extent. These types of seminars will help discover some new ideas to improve this industry. Students should take initiative as this will help you to make a decent career in this industry.”

Fr Wilfred Prakash said, “Tourism has its own contribution to our nation’s economy. Thousands are working in this sector and reaping benefits of it. Tourism always helps to exchange historic and cultural aspects with one another. It encourages good relationship between the regions, cultures and living styles.

“I have travelled 18 countries and experienced how it mesmerizes the mind. The habit of travelling will help to gain knowledge and also provide relief from various types of pressure we experience in life. The beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, and mountains give us a pleasant feeling and bring us closer to the nature.

I hope this seminar will help you to know more about tourism industry. I congratulate the organizers for selecting this wonderful and interesting subject,” he said.

The event witnessed large number of delegates who arrived from various colleges.


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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Sun, Mar 25 2018

    Mangaluru has all the requirements to become a potential tourist hub with educated and friendly population around.

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  • Joyson, Kadri

    Sun, Mar 25 2018

    First of all improve the road conditions to tannirbavi and panambur beaches..provide proper seating facilities and retreatment there....has anyone observed the breath taking view of mangalore city from bengre land amidst backwaters...only few youths come there after they come to know..... beaches..ports .. backwaters are a boon to mangalore...which even capital city of Karnataka does not have...and visitors tell that they love beaches more than any other tourist places such as Betta and guddas.

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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore - Houston/Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

    Sat, Mar 24 2018

    It was indeed nice to read that SJEC embarked upon a Conference to promote Travel and Tourism. This is a positive indication to realize how an Educational Institution can work closely with a Travel organization and promote the travel and tourism in the community.

    SJEC is well located on the highway to Pilikula, and every kind of education that the students and the faculty of an Engineering College can work together will help Mangalore a great deal. Besides, Seminars such as this provides encouragement for the students to know the type of Business potentials that are open for them in their future life.

    Travel and Tourism is a fitting window for the future growth of India where the population is thriving with more diversity of culture, economy as well as industry.

    Best of luck to SJEC, and also our appreciation to Lia Travel for their initiative in joining hands with SJEC in pursuit of Travel and Tourism.

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