Human resource development in the hotel industry of Mauritius : myth or reality? / Prayag, Girish; Hosany, Sameer.

In: Current Issues in Tourism, Vol. 18, No. 3, 12.01.2015, p. 249-266.

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Human resource development in the hotel industry of Mauritius : myth or reality? / Prayag, Girish; Hosany, Sameer.

In: Current Issues in Tourism, Vol. 18, No. 3, 12.01.2015, p. 249-266.

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Prayag, Girish ; Hosany, Sameer. / Human resource development in the hotel industry of Mauritius : myth or reality?. In: Current Issues in Tourism. 2015 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 249-266.

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