“Digital Tourism” project nominated for the most important Hospitality Education Award in Portugal
“Digital Tourism”, an Erasmus+ KA3 “Support for Policy Reform” project, developed by an international consortium under EACEA – European Education and Culture Executive Agency “Joint Qualifications in Vocational Education and Training” initiative, has been chosen as one of the finalists for “Best Educational Project”, under “Hospitality Education Awards”, the Tourism Training awards that cover from VET To Higher Education.
The consortium includes six VET providers and one European VET Association, coming from Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands.
Since 2018, these organisations developed the training course for the new occupational profile – Digital Tourism Technician – based on the “European Hospitality Companies’ Needs Analysis Report” and on its “Job Profile and Job Description”, previously designed by the consortium. The curricula and training modules are very flexible and can be adapted to different concepts. Hence, it can be offered as an entire course or adapted to existing courses at European level, by adding a new component related with digital tourism. The modules can also be delivered independently, as there is no interdependence between them. This is particularly interesting when thinking of micro-credentials and upskilling pathways for professionals already working in the sector. All the information can be reached and downloaded at https://digitaltourism.wixsite.com/digitaltourism.
The results will be announced on September 27, World Tourism Day, and the jury gathers Turismo de Portugal (national Tourism Board), ANESPO (National Association of VET Schools), Network of Polytechnic Higher Education Institutions with Tourism courses, IEFP (Employment and Professional Training Public Office) and UNWTO – World Tourism Organisation.