Portugal Tourism and UNWTO announced the launch of Tourism Academy

Published on : Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tourism International Academy will be launched by Portugal Tourism in association with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.



The €24 million education facility will be based in Estoril will be born from the merger between campuses of the Portuguese Tourism School and the Estoril Higher School of hospitality & Tourism.


The ambitious tourism project is aimed at developing human capital in the sector in a  sustainable manner.



The development is expected to complete by 2023 and the action plan is signed by the secretary general of UNWTO . It will see that TIA becoming a part of the International School of Tourism within the academy of UNWTO.


There will be modern facilities and equipment in the campus covering all areas of training, from professional and technical education to executive programmes.



There will be a training centre for the UNWTO, a business incubator, the Macao Institute of Tourism and a student accommodation residency building having a capacity for 150 students.



Luís Araújo, President, Portugal Tourism said that the strategic location of the campus and the commitment to training will address major challenges in the sector, promoting Portugal as a destination for students and positioning our country as an international hub for the development of new projects in tourism.


They believe that this is the right moment for the Tourism International Academy project to begin.

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