How can Antigua Airways promote educational tourism, research and scholarship
When we think about air connectivity, we think of the transportation of people and cargo between continents, countries, and cities. Less profoundly, intangible products are also being transported with the people and cargo including culture, knowledge, work and academic opportunities.
The presence of Antigua Airways will aid in tightening the gap between two regions with similar historical backgrounds—and fosters a more effective method for educational tourism, research and scholarship.
A spokesperson of the airline stated, “Antigua Airways is aligning itself to be the Pride of the Caribbean, to achieve this, the executives have decided to increase the prevalence of a rising phenomenon known as educational tourism”. With a booming tourism industry, many branches have emerged, and educational tourism has been a key branch over the years.
Airline Executive Alan Vassell added that “educational tourism allows international students to immerse themselves in an entirely new culture while gaining a quality education.” With an established African-Caribbean link and now direct flights from Lagos, African students are now incentivized to consider studying at one of Antigua’s immaculate tertiary institutions. Certainly, these students should also be exposed to scholarship opportunities to cement their decisions to study at The UWI Five Islands Campus or the American University of Antigua to obtain a medical degree.
As the global tourism industry grows and recovers from the pandemic scars, so will educational tourism. “The airline’s decision to promote this tourism segment will also allow Antiguans to learn about new cultures and discover similarities whilst generating income for the country.” Vassell further explained. In some instances, international students decide to remain and work in Antigua utilizing the skills taught during their studies—and by extension strengthening the country’s skilled labour workforce. Education and research go hand in hand. If educational tourism is being promoted, research should be facilitated.
“We are working assiduously to take off our training wheels and kickstart our journey into promoting educational tourism and research while providing nonstop flights at optimal safety and comfort.” the spokesperson added.
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