Kathmandu: Winning GTTP students presented research findings on how to build a resilient workforce for a sustainable future in Travel and Tourism at the annual Student Travel Research Conference held in Dubai. More than 1,000 schools globally participated in the event, now in its 24th year. A pair of winning students from each participating county was invited to attend the global conference and present their research to an audience including students, teachers, directors and representatives.
Anne Lotter, Executive Director at GTTP said, “I was so encouraged by the passion and enthusiasm shown by our students and speakers. The teams’ diverse and interesting research highlighted what our students are looking for while considering travel and tourism as a career, including how sustainable a company is, and the importance of using social media channels to communicate to young people.” Catherine Dalton, Chief Sustainability Officer at IHG Hotels and Resorts, said: “We want to give back to and support the communities we serve, and skills training is a key component to that. Partnering with charity organizations is one of the ways we help people learn important skills that will help shape and grow their careers.” “The hospitality industry is a great place to work, with a wealth of incredible opportunities and we know IHG has a role to play in developing the next generation of talent, so we’re pleased to support GTTP with their annual competition once again,” he further said.
Students were invited to take a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the Holiday Inn, learn from Amadeus about the future of travel tech, visit the trade floor to speak to businesses about a career in the sector and hear from IHG Hotels & Resorts about their Skills Academy which is helping to inspire the next generation hospitality professionals.