UNWTO opens IIHM Global Center for Tourism and Hospitality Research

Published on : Wednesday, October 6, 2021

On World Tourism Day 2021, the UNWTO Secretary-general ZurabPololikashviliformally inaugurated the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM), Global Center for Tourism and Hospitality Research.

Pololikashviliwas the chief guest of the inauguration celebrations.He praised the efforts and initiatives of IIHM to connect the youth of India and the world via tourism and hospitality education.

Pololikashvilisaid, “On World Tourism Day, UNWTO is proud to stand with IIHM and I am honored to officially inaugurate the IIHM Global Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research on this historic occasion. International Institute of Hotel Management has emerged as a true leader in the Tourism sector. IIHM connects India’s talented youth to the wider sector and the world. Furthermore, the IIHM Global Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research is a forum that will enhance this unique relationship between Hospitality education and employers.”

Dr.Suborno Bose, IIHM’s chairman and chief mentor, said, “IIHM is deeply honored and humbled by the recognition and affirmation of our role by the UNWTO. This will only strengthen our resolve and that of our partners to champion the cause of Hospitality and Tourism across the world.”

Besides the celebrations on this occasion, there was a panel discussion showcasing the importance of participation of all stakeholders towards ‘Tourism for Inclusive Growth’, which was the theme of World Tourism Day 2021.

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