Our Curriculum Development
Each GTTP member country is different. Educational requirements vary. Some programs target students at age 14; others are directed to students in their last year of secondary school. For more information contact individual directors.
To ensure that students have a global perspective, the GTTP has developed an introductory global curriculum, PASSPORT TO THE WORLD; An Introduction to Travel & Tourism. PASSPORT’s development was funded by our Global Partners and GTTP Directors and teachers contributed to its development. This new program gives students a basic understanding of the global industry.
This curriculum is very “teacher friendly” and is designed in such a way that basic concepts and global information are combined with activities that focus on the students’ community or region. Students learn global concepts and how to apply them to their local communities. GTTP-member schools can contact the GTTP Director in their country for information on how to obtain PASSPORT.
PASSPORT is the basic curriculum in Russia, and has been introduced in Kenya. It is used as a supplemental curriculum in those of our member countries that have a national curriculum in place. PASSPORT has been translated into Russia, Magyar, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and is being translated into Chinese.
Students who master the material in PASSPORT TO THE WORLD are eligible to receive the PASSPORT TO THE WORLD CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT. To earn this certificate, students must complete a portfolio of work that demonstrates competencies, including knowledge of the subject matter, skills, and a professional work ethic.
The Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT), the UK‚ leading travel professional society, and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have endorsed this certificate.
PASSPORT TO THE WORLD
An Introduction to Travel & Tourism. It comes with three modules: a module for use by instructors; a module for use by students, which includes a guide to information resources; and a module with a comprehensive schedule of student activities. It is available in English, Russian, Magyar, Portuguese, French and Spanish. It is being translated into two versions of Chinese.