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NTG Blueprint Event – May 6

On May 6, delegates from different EU member states, tourism ministries, academics, educational institutes and other interests gathered for the first NTG Blueprint Event in Brussels. The event focused on exploring and discussing the opportunities to establish a Tourism Blueprint European network behind the NTG eight target countries (Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany) and with the participation of other countries. The NTG key partners Federturismo Confindustria, Breda University of Applied Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University, People 1st, Technological University Dublin, Eurogites and CEHAT were present during the event. READ MORE

NTG represented in Montenegro on 8 May 2019: 4th EUSAIR Forum

The 4thEUSAIR Forum jointly organized by Montenegro and the European Commission and with the support of the strategic project EUSAIR Facility Pointwill take place in Budva, Montenegro on 7 –8 May 2019. The event is organized back to back and in coordination with the 2ndForum of the Adriatic and Ionian Chambers of Commerce, Cities and Universities.READ MORE

NTG desk research infographic

The Next Tourism Generation (NTG) desk research report has been composed by Breda University of Applied Sciences, focusing on digital, social and green skills in the tourism industry in Europe. Furthermore, the most important trends, issues and challenges in digital and sustainability skills development for the tourism and hospitality sector were being reviewed in the partner countries involved in the NTG project (Bulgaria, Germany, UK, Spain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy and the Netherlands). Each partner completed a comprehensive analysis of the situation regarding digital and sustainability skill sets in their country across five tourism and hospitality sectors:READ MORE

European Vocational Skills Week 2019

The European Vocational Skills Week 2019 will be hosted in Helsinki in October 2019. This event focuses on discussing multiple stakeholder perspectives on the implementation of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and how this can be beneficial for the future of Europe. Furthermore, the very best of training and skills through thousands of events and activities across Europe will be highlighted in order to show why Vocational Education and Training is a smart choice for individuals and companies. NTG focuses on developing modules and learning methods that will be integrated into the current European VET system and Industry, providing a benchmark, tools and good practice for green and social skills to support sustainable development and digital and technological innovation within 5 sub-sectors operations. READ MORE

NTG at FiturtechY – Spain

In January 2019, The Next Tourism Generation Alliance (NTG) was represented at the FiturtechY. This is the specialized section for technology and tourism that FITUR – IFEMA and the Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero (ITH) jointly organize annually. This section of FITUR, the International Tourism Fair in Spain, has more than 12 years of history, through which it has become a benchmark for innovation in the sector. Covering a space of more than 2,000 square metres at Feria de Madrid, the section has four forums dedicated to business management, tourism destinations, sustainability and future trends in tourism – all connected by technology as the main theme. FiturtechY also has an exhibition space, in which visitors have the opportunity to see the latest developments in digital technology.

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Next Tourism Generation Alliance – Dissemination Event in Hungary

Digital Skills in Tourism: trends, partnerships and action

 

The Dissemination Event of the Next Tourism Generation Alliance will take place in Budapest, Hungary on 5th April. During this event, all the key partners of the NTG project will get together to discuss trends, partnerships and the following actions. See the topics that will be discussed during the event in the programme below.

Venue: Danubius Hotel Flamenco

Address: H-1113 Budapest, Tas vezér u. 3-7READ MORE

Reshaping tourism through sustainable investments in projects

The Next Tourism Generation Alliance will be represented by project leader Silvia Barbone during the free Live Session on ‘Reshaping tourism through sustainable investments in projects’, Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 3 pm CET (Berlin). Silvia will be one of the tourism and development experts explaining how the NTG project is aiming to achieve successful results, ensuring tangible and lasting benefits when it comes to projects in sustainable tourism. Sustainability in tourism has seen increasing recognition in the last years, but too often the expected results were not achieved. This live discussion will focus on the insights from the experts and their opinions on reasons behind project failures and how to actually achieve project success.

Attend the free Live Session by clicking the sign-up button below.READ MORE

Sustainable hospitality in the Balkan-Mediterranean

Building capacity of umbrella organizations to support sustainable hospitality

 

Next Tourism Generation (NTG) key partner Varna University of Management presented the NTG project during the workshop at the HELIX project on February 21, 2019. The HELIX project focuses on the potential of the Balkan-Mediterranean hospitality sector, in order to boost the regional and national economic growth. Furthermore, new employment opportunities are rising in this area as well.

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