GTTP Research Competition & Award
Each year the GTTP holds a competition for the best school research project. Research topics are selected by the GTTP Directors.
The topic for 2013 is "Culinary/Food Tourism: Traveling for Experiences."
Schools that are part of the GTTP can research the topic and enter the competition. Each GTTP member country selects a winner of the GTTP Research Award. The winning school sends two students and their teacher to an international conference. In 2013 the conference will be held in Monaco, starting Thursday, 20 November and ending Tuesday, 26 November. At this meeting, winning teams will present their findings and meet students and teachers from all GTTP-member countries. There will also be a tour of Monaco, and sightseeing in Nice, France. There will be a gala dinner on Monday, 25 November and students and teachers will have an opportunity to meet the GTTP Global Partner Advisory Board members.
In addition to their presentation, each winning team prepares a case study that can be used by students and teachers everywhere. Contact the GTTP Director in your country if you want to enter the competition.
An endowment established in honor of Aldo Papone, former president of American Express Travel Related Services Company, helps fund the competition. Mr. Papone was a strong believer in tourism education and student creativity. When he retired, a fund was established in his name to support excellence and innovation in tourism education. The GTTP's share of the fund is used to support the research competition.
The topic for 2012 was "Innovation in Tourism." You can read more about this topic in the students' research reports for 2012 which are posted on the GTTP web site along with case studies from previous years.