What is GTTP?
The Global Travel and Tourism Partnership supports Travel & Tourism Education programs in twelve countries. The first countries that were sponsored by the GTTP now have fully developed educational programs in Travel & Tourism. They serve as “Program Partners” or mentors for the “Member” countries that are still developing their educational programs. Program Partners participate in the GTTP’s global activities; Members receive funding to develop their curricula, provide teacher training, and maintain their organizations.
GTTP programs emphasize activities inside and outside the classroom, especially out-of-the classroom research activities involving teams of students.
Some schools research GTTP-assigned topics and compete to present their findings or‚ case studies‚ at an annual student/teacher conference in Germany at the corporate conference center of Amadeus. Local members of the Travel &Tourism industry provide work-study opportunities or internships.
About 3,000 Travel & Tourism companies and organizations support the GTTP at the individual country level with work-study opportunities, funds and other assistance. The GTTP has cross-border financial support from major members of the Travel & Tourism industry. These GTTP ‚ Global Partners‚ are Amadeus, American Express, HRG (Hogg Robinson), Hertz, Lufthansa, Starwood and the World Travel & Tourism Council. The Global Partners provide funding, expertise and guidance. Some of these Global Partners compete strenuously with each other on a daily basis but put aside their differences to support the GTTP.Why do companies contribute?
The GTTP is a good way to give back to the communities where the companies operate, and they know it is a proven way to help develop skilled future employees.