Westminster Tourism Management student Paola Putzolu has won the 2016 Tourism Management Institute (TMI) Postgraduate Prize for her dissertation on medical tourism.

With achieving the highest score at 73 per cent for her dissertation, the TMI Continuing Professional Development Group decided to reward Paola for her clear communication of a different take on destination management, or lack of it, around this almost taboo subject, for her clear statement of findings and implications for the destination, and because she had embraced the MA and developed additional skills and knowledge to support their tourism career.”

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Speaking about her win, Paola said: “I am delighted, honoured and humbled to accept this award from your prestigious organisation. Knowing that my accomplishments have been deemed worthy of such merit nourishes my passion for Tourism and encourages me to pursue further with my research and career path.”

Paola is the second Tourism Management MA student from the University of Westminster who has won the TMI Postgraduate Prize, after MA alumna Desislava Davidova in 2015. The Westminster Tourism Management MA is well known for its very high quality lectures provided by “teachers who work hard to encourage their students to deliver quality research which tackles a wide variety of industry issues,” explained Paola’s tutor, Clare Inkson.

Find out more about the Tourism Management MA at the University of Westminster.

Cover image from the left to the right: Simon Curtis, Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Event Management, Cathy Guthrie, Tourism Management Institute Honorary Secretary, Paola Putzolu, Awarded Tourism Management student, Clare Inkson, Senior Lecturer with the Tourism and Events department and Helen Farrell, Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management. 


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