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Travel Congress 2019 | keynote Jeremy Smith

Transforming Travel – case studies in the travel industry


The first edition of the Travel Congress began with an impressive keynote from Jeremy Smith, author the of the book ‘Transformative Travel’. During his keynote, Jeremy took us through the transformation of various sub-sectors in the tourism industry. The Next Tourism Generation aims to create transformative cooperation in five key tourism sub-sectors: hospitality, food and beverage operations, travel agencies and tour operators, visitor attractions and destination management. The keynote of Jeremy reflects upon many of those sub-sectors and led to many interesting insights and are helpful for the progresses of the Sectoral Skills Development of NTG.

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NTG: social skills for future tourism

Growing numbers of tourists from Asia


The first – desk research – phase of the NTG Skills Alliance project came to an end in October 2018 with a report composed under the supervision of Breda University of Applied Sciences. This report reviews the current skills situations in the partner countries involved and analyses some trends that will impact future skills for tourism. In this blog, we will take a closer look at one of these trends: growing numbers of tourists from China.READ MORE

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NTG Skills Survey

A future-proof tourism industry by 2030

The NTG project needs to prepare the next generation of entrepreneurs, educators and workers in tourism for upcoming changes and opportunities in the tourism industry. Developments in previously separate areas such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, 3D printing, and blockchain technology are now joining forces and amplifying one another. The impact of this will be visible in the coming years and affect European societies, industries, jobs, and amounts of free time. The NTG desk research has been completed and is now followed-up by the distribution of the NTG Skills Survey.

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Business conference ATHE

The Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference, December 6th-7th 2018

Insights from the conference

The 25th annual conference of the Association for Tourism in Higher Education had as its theme: Creativity & Transformation in Tourism Education: REF, TEF, and Collaboration with Industry. Seeking to investigate diverse methodologies of engagement between tourism education and industry, the event focused on areas such as project-based learning (PBL) and establishing alliances with industry, particularly in relation to graduate employability and labour market transformation. This blog, written by Rose de Vrieze-McBean, shares relevant insights from the conference. READ MORE

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