GTTP Ireland supports an introductory online course, Tourism Insight, which allows students to inform and explore social, economic and geographical aspects of tourism and to recognise Ireland’s unique culture and heritage.
Launched in September 2016, Tourism Insight, which incorporates elements of the GTTP, signals an initiative in tourism education involving key stakeholders that include the Department of Education, Department of Tourism, Failte Ireland, Irish Hospitality Institute, Irish Hotels Federation and several businesses.
Course completion certificates, which are endorsed by industry partners, are attained by students who successfully complete the programme.
Schools and colleges offering the programme receive support from the travel and tourism industry in the form of lectures from industry professionals, opportunities for work experience, and a detailed guide to teaching resources.
The project aims to develop students’ inter-personal skills, to promote the national importance of tourism to the economy among young people and to highlight the career opportunities in the sector.
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The Irish Hospitality Institute is a professional membership body that represents over 1,000 Hospitality Professionals throughout Ireland. Our role is to assist and encourage our members to take responsibility for their own development, to facilitate networking, recognition and career advancement and promote excellence in our Industry.
Mission: “To lead and encourage hospitality professionals to generate knowledge, to take responsibility for their own development and deliver world class service”.
Institute of Technology Tralee who developed this online programme also offers a TMDP programme. This programme offers those currently employed in the Hotel Industry the opportunity to pursue a degree in Hotel Management while simultaneously working with their sponsoring employer. Each year of the programme will comprise of the delivery of 60 credits of study through a blended learning approach.