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WTFI provides a global learning platform for continuous and accredited professional training Build a creative, international, regional, and sectoral curriculum Development of criteria, best practices, and rising qualification frameworks by a network of academic and other participants.

Global tourism has been picking up growth again during the post-pandemic period, providing new chances and new challenges. The chances are to invest in the tourism sector and to create quality jobs and regional development. The challenge is that many countries, including the host states of the Global Tourism Forum, a brand of World Tourism Forum Institute, need educated and trained staff members, managers and administrators who can meet changing and diversifying market demands to boost the competitiveness and sustainability of tourism destinations and to increase quality and satisfaction of all stakeholders involved by providing Meaningful Tourism.

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HATT Business School
HATT Business School Institute is the professional training and education platform of WTFI
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HATT BSI

HATT® Business School Institute offers a global learning platform for continuous and accredited professional trainings based on the cooperation with relevant partners, providing creative, global, regional and sectoral curriculum development. It caters for the needs of the construction of a network of academic and other lecturers, participants, supporters and alumnis.

Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of WTFI and former Secretary General of UNWTO, named four major fields for the development of global tourism in post-pandemic times:

  • Higher levels of attention for domestic tourism
  • Increased utilization of technology and digitalization
  • High levels of safety and environmental protection
  • Increased levels of education and training
Need for Human Capital
The need for more education and professionalism in tourism and hospitality is undisputed and has been stated by many thought leaders before and during the pandemic.

Why is Human Capital important for the development of Meaningful Tourism?

Long-term benefits for destinations of a sustainable include business development, poverty reduction and sustainability. It helps the development of entrepreneurship, since it offers opportunities for SMEs that provide tourism products and services.

The effect of tourism for the local agriculture and fishing industry, the craft industry and the construction industry are particularly strong in light of its economic ties. This is why tourism is recognized as a precious resource to reduce poverty, because jobs, which cannot be exported, can provide income and experience in the field and thus contribute to social inclusion, the survival of local cultures and the growth of individuals. It also contributes to the long-term survival and profitability of destinations, which hire and train local people and directly contribute to local business.

Impact

  • Creating a global framework to shift learning content and mechanisms to more closely reflect the needs of the future and of the developing world
  • Shaping advanced teaching models and competent teachers as the key player that adapts to the next generation.
  • Creating a marketplace to connect schools and school systems worldwide to collaborate and learn.