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.
These endorsements are important for GTTP students.
Dr. Attila Horvath, Director, GTTP Hungary:
An ITT-endorsed certificate will provide the students from Hungary with new opportunities for learning and working abroad in the EU. It also offers employers an internationally approved basic qualification based on a well established and quality assured educational program.“
Essie Gardner, Director, GTTP Jamaica:
“Tourism is the lifeblood of the Jamaican economy, and Jamaican students are always looking to improve their knowledge and skills to enable them to meet and exceed international standards of service excellence. Certification from an organization like the ITT means a lot to the Jamaican learners as both industry and academia will further value the skills honed through PASSPORT TO THE WORLD. ITT certification will provide a fillip to these learners in a highly competitive field, whether to enter the workforce or higher education.”
Dr. Nina Kuznetsova. Director, GTTP Russia:
“While Russia‚ becoming a part of the global economy it‚ important that Russian youth is encouraged, inspired and prepared to successfully participate in the dynamic and emerging Travel & Tourism industry according to world standards. Being certified by internationally established institutions and entities is opening their potential and allowing them to gain skills and attitudes needed in a modern society.”