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INCOME Tourism / NTG webinar on tourism education, employability and industry

Our key partner ATLAS – Association of Tourism and Leisure Education and Research organized the first INCOME Tourism / NTG webinar last September. There were 15 participants that joined the special track on Tourism Education, Employability and Industry with 5 presentations from 5 different perspectives/countries via the online webinar. The presentations focused on questions of how HEIs can foster employability of tourism students by addressing the right skills and on effective methods of teaching and training in close cooperation with the tourism industry and HEIs.READ MORE

Careers Wales holds 1st Skills Proofing our Young People for the Future Event

On October 19, Dr Sheena Carlisle from the Next Tourism Generation Alliance partner, Cardiff Met, participated in a timely panel discussion on “Skills Proofing our Young People for the Future”. This stakeholder event was organised by Careers Wales, the Careers department of the Welsh Assembly Government in the Department of Education. This inaugural event was opened by Ken Skates, Minister of Economy and Transport, (see above photo) with Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education.   READ MORE

Employment in tourism in the digital age – Impact Hub Madrid

“Employment in tourism in the digital age” was the central theme of the conference organised by SEGITTUR on World Tourism Day at the Impact Hub Madrid on 27 September. Our Next Tourism Generation Alliance key partner CEHAT presented the efforts of the Alliance.

The aim of this conference was to analyse how employment is evolving in the tourism sector, which has been undergoing a digital transformation in recent years, making it necessary for staff to develop new skills to respond to the needs of the sector.READ MORE

Silvia Barbone represents NTG at the OECD Meeting

The Next Tourism Generation Alliance project leader Silvia Barbone from Federturismo Confindustria will be present at the OECD get together in Paris on Wednesday 2 October. The OECD is the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. During this meeting, Silvia will give an update on the progress of the NTG project at the “Preparing the tourism workforce for the digital future” session. Furthermore, the emphasis will be on the explanation of the preparation of the European Commission’s Blueprint for Sectoral Co-operation on Skills. READ MORE