• Sep
    4

    Welcome to the GTTP Blog!

    Welcome to the official Blog of the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership.  Here are updates on our initiatives and activities, projects and achievements of our students, news from our Global Partners, and much more.
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  • Feb
    10

    A Retrospective: Looking Back On Our 20th Anniversary Celebrations – Part 1

    Throughout 2016, the Global Travel Tourism Partnership team and community have celebrated the foundation’s 20 years of success in teaching more than 2 million high school and tertiary students about travel, tourism and hospitality careers as well as sustainability issues. In Part 1 of our retrospective, we feature highlights of our exciting events and activities that…
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  • Jan
    16

    Our one and a half year journey in China

    By Sally Faith Omollo and Eilleen Namaindi Wamalwa, GTTP Kenya students Our journey to China began in 2014, when GTTP Kenya broke to us the awesome news that we would be beneficiaries of a four year full scholarship program at the Tourism College of Zhejiang China. It took some time to gather all the required documents and follow…
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  • Dec
    16

    GTTP students present a message of unity, diversity and multicultural cooperation

      Between the 2nd and 6th of December, the GTTP (Global Travel and Tourism Partnership) welcomed students and teachers from around the world to our annual research competition and awards, hosted by Amadeus and Starwood, at the Amadeus Executive Briefing Centre and Meridien Hotel Nice. This year’s theme – Heritage Tourism – honoured GTTP’s 20th…
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  • Sep
    21

    How the GTTP led me to a hospitality career
    by Brando Tang, 2010 GTTP Research Winner, Hong Kong

    How do you start building a professional Travel & Tourism career in the hospitality industry?   If you are Brando Tang, a graduate hotel trainee at the W Hotel Hong Kong, the short answer is: you get a diploma at a community college with travel and tourism studies, then a management degree at a university…
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  • Jul
    8

    From Idea to Reality – Hungarian town adopts recommendations of GTTP travel and tourism students

    Visitors come to Sárvár to visit its spa, castle, churches, arboretum, park and lake. The winning student research project from Hungary in 2014 determined that Sárvár would benefit from greater use of QR code* technology enabling visitors to read on their smartphones or tablets about the town’s attractions they visit.  The recommendations of the five students who created the project have now been implemented by…
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  • May
    20

    The GTTP Helped Me To Find My Way in Life,
    by Anastasia Kovinskaia, a GTTP 2013 Student Winner

    Anastasia Kovinskaia graduated from Moscow School 1228 in 2015 and is a student at Moscow State University.  Below, Anastasia recounts her experiences with the GTTP.   In 2013 I had the chance to participate in the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership Research Conference in Monaco where, as a winning national team, we had the honor to…
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  • Mar
    14

    The Fun of Being a Judge at the GTTP Russia Student Competition, by Yulia Khivantseva, HR Manager, CWT Russia

    On Jan 26th this year, my boss, Natalia Morozova, General Manager for CWT Russia, forwarded me a letter with the subject “GTTP Russia 20th Anniversary event February 16 and 17” with her comment: “FYI, let’s talk later.” The subject was represented by a chain of emails that started from the one by Dr. Nancy Needham to GTTP…
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  • Jan
    18

    Future travel industry leaders shine at GTTP event in France

    By Elizabeth Aston, Advisor, Industry Affairs, Amadeus IT Group (pictured) Reprinted from the  Amadeus blog with permission from Amadeus. The future of the travel industry is in good hands if the recent Global Travel & Tourism Partnership (GTTP) conference held at the Amadeus research and development centre in Sophia Antipolis  last month is an indicator of times…
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  • Nov
    18

    GTTP Alumna Profile: Sumey Cabello Le Roux from South Africa

    Sumey Cabello Le Roux was a South African Winner of the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership Research Award in 2002 while a student at Duineveld High School in Upington in the Northern Cape Province.  She and her fellow South African winner Leandra Brand presented their research on the Nama people, a vanishing culture, at the GTTP’s annual student/teacher conference, which…
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  • Oct
    28

    Ten Years On: Profile of Maria Bykova,
    GTTP alumna from Russia

    Maria Bykova is 25 with a job that is a little like a car: lots of moving parts.  Her role is “Sales Manager, Groups & Events” for the Hotel Baltschug Kempinski, a Five Star hotel in the center of Moscow. The establishment is part of the Kempinski group, which owns or manages 75 luxury hotels, mostly in Europe…
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