Free training introduced on travel sector by the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership 

 Thursday, February 13, 2020 


The Global Travel and Tourism Partnership is introducing itself to the travel and tourism industry educational curriculum available for free at FutureLearn, the most important social learning platform. The “Introduction to the Travel & Tourism Industry: Passport to the World” course offers the beginner with an idea of the sector and its several exciting opportunities related to career. Endorsed by the Institute of Travel & Tourism, the eight week course started on February 10, 2020.


On the Passport to the World course, students will discover the prime brands and trends related to travel and tourism and have the chance to share experiences with each other. They will know about the structure of Travel & Tourism industry and the way it functions. The attendees of the course will get insights into where people travel, how they get there, and what they love to do after reaching their preferred destination. Also, they will explore the strategy of hotel and hospitality businesses, food, and how to harness the power of social media when traveling or working abroad.


GTTP is a popular nonprofit that targets with the support of global companies, at enthusing students to build up a profession in the Travel and Tourism, a sector that supports one in 10 jobs (319 million) globally and generates 10.4% of the global GDP (source: World Travel and Tourism Council). The current Global Partners are: Amadeus, American Express Global Business Travel, Carlson Family Foundation, CWT, dnata, KDS, Marriott International, Travelport, The Travel Corporation, and World Travel and Tourism Council. Their executives serve on GTTP’s Advisory Board.


To quote Michel Taride, Chairman of the GTTP Advisory Board, “The Passport to the World curriculum provides students with fascinating insights into the travel and tourism industry and introduces them to the plethora of meaningful career opportunities at every step in the customer journey. The course content is continually enriched with contributions from industry players to ensure that it is up to date and relevant for learners around the world.”


To quote Dr. Attila Horváth, a renowned educator, GTTP Hungary Director, and one of the course trainers, “The course launch on FutureLearn follows a highly successful online pilot that had strong interest from its 1,000 participants from 110 countries. The Passport to the World is suitable for both private study to assist in career planning, as well as for use by teachers in the classroom and new joiners to the industry.”


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