MSc Tourism & Hospitality Management students visit the Hoxton Poblenou
published on 09.11.22
As part of the MSc Tourism & Hospitality Management program in TBS Education – Barcelona, students can visit different tourism & hospitality companies to learn how they operate first-hand. Last Friday, October 21, they got to know The Hoxton, Poblenou, and linked what they had learned in class to practice.
The visit was attended by the program manager, Deborah Carrer, who underlines the importance of these visits: “These are visits to hotel establishments in the city so that they can get to know the different types and brands of hotels. In the case of The Hoxton, it is a hotel that reopened in April and is closely linked to the local community of Poblenou. It is one of the landmarks of the Hoxton brand to be open to the local community through its gastronomic offer and spaces.”
The voice of the students
Students also have a voice in this type of visit. This is how Manon Lavergne describes the experience: “I really enjoyed the visit; it was the first time for me entering this type of hotel, and being able to discover how it works and looks like from the inside was interesting regarding my MSc.” Beyond the mere visit, Lavergne relates the direct learning they get from such activities: ” Activities outside the classroom are, from my point of view, important because it links the theories of the lessons and the practical aspects. Also, our field allows us to be more aware of the different hotels that exist because I didn’t have the opportunity to stay in 5 or 4 stars hotels so I can discover a ” new world.”
She emphasizes the opportunity it represents to talk with employees from different divisions and how they explain their jobs within the hotels. Moreover, they gave them some internship opportunities for the students interested in working there.
While the student is open to these activities for their enriching nuance, manager Deborah Carrer lists other types of visits that can be made in addition to hotels, such as museums or tourism fairs.
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