About GTTP

Our Mission:
To inspire and enable young people to build careers in Travel & Tourism.

To date, almost three million students have participated in GTTP programs around the world.

our goals

  • Raise awareness of Travel & Tourism the world’s largest and fastest growing industry as:

    - A great place to grow a career

    - A force for good, both in terms of economic benefits (employment, local development) and also as a force for peace.

  • Provide relevant curricula, work-experience and links to the global community.

  • Reach underserved communities and youth.

geographic focus

Having established our programs in developed countries like the UK and Canada, our focus is now on those countries/regions where Travel & Tourism is an increasingly vital part of the economy, and where young people need to be part of a high-quality educational program emphasizing experiential learning.


The GTTP is a Travel & Tourism industry-supported program to foster future talent and tackle the global skills shortage. The strategy is to start new programs in countries/regions that need and deserve it, help the programs become government supported and part of the established national curriculum, and then step back in a supporting role to the national and local educational systems.

The GTTP’s basic funding policies are as follows:

Help fund operations, curriculum development, teacher training and participation in global student-teacher activities. The GTTP’s introductory curriculum, PASSPORT TO THE WORLD, is provided to new members, who may translate it into their own language. The text is currently translated into Russian, Hungarian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Chinese.

Provide supplemental support for teacher training, operations and for participation in global student-teacher activities.

Support for participation in global student-teacher activities.

Fund projects that help the GTTP’s country/region Directors and the Executive Director share best practices and collaborate on the design of new teaching materials and teacher training programs.

Fund curriculum projects like PASSPORT TO THE WORLD, which all members are entitled to use. Help students develop key competencies in areas such as critical thinking, problem solving, team work, written and oral communication that are critical to success not only in Travel & Tourism but also other technology and service industries.

Fund teacher training in assessment methodologies and the GTTP Certification program, endorsed by the Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), that certifies those GTTP students who have successfully completed the PASSPORT curriculum.