The FITE Business Solutions Competition challenges students to develop and defend business solutions to the challenges of promoting environmental sustainability in the Indonesian tourism industry.
The competition will consist of two rounds. In the first round, students will submit by email a document describing and defending their proposed business solution. The process for preparing and emailing your written entry is described below.
The top students from this first round of submissions will qualify to receive funding to attend the Second Annual FITE International Student Conference on Sustainable Tourism and to participate in the second round of the FITE Business Solutions Competition at the FITE Conference. In this second round, students will orally present and defend their proposed business solutions before panels of business and sustainability experts.
In order to enter the 2017 FITE Business Solutions Competition:
(1) identify a business practice that you believe should be adopted (or adopted more widely) by Indonesian businesses or society for the purpose of promoting sustainable tourism,
(2) consider, research, and answer the five questions provided below regarding the business practice you have chosen,
(3) create a pdf document containing your name, your email address, the name of your school, and your answers to these five questions, and
(4) email this document as a pdf attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 6, 2017.
Your entry into the FITE Business Solutions Competition should be a pdf document containing your name, your school, your email address, and your answers to the following five questions. No additional information is required or should be provided with your entry. This pdf document should be emailed to email@example.com no later than February 6, 2017.
Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
1. Is the proposed business solution innovative, original and creative?
2. Does the entry clearly and completely answer each of the questions asked above?
3. Is the solution viable, practical, and realistic; i.e., would the proposed business solution efficiently and effectively promote the goals of sustainable tourism given existing economic realities? (For example, a cost-effective and viable proposal to reduce local litter will score higher than a proposal that is cost-prohibitive even if the cost-prohibitive proposal addresses a more urgent, global environmental problem.)
4. Does the entry abide by the word limits and provide the requested identifying information (name, school, and email address)?