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Travelport and GTTP join hands to create opportunities in Travel and Tourism

March 7, 2014 Tech No Comments Email Email

Travelport, the leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, will work together with the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership (GTTP) in Southern Africa this week, to launch training sessions to develop Tourism teachers in the field of technology in the travel and tourism industry. This is the first initiative of its kind in the region.

GTTP, a multi-country educational program to introduce high school learners to career opportunities in Travel & Tourism, in association with Travelport in Southern Africa have launched the pilot for ‘Technology used by the global travel industry and travel professionals’ with a two day ‘Train the Teacher’ course in Cape Town and Johannesburg.  Approximately twenty five high school Tourism teachers will be given the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the technologies applied in the travel and tourism sector over two consecutive sessions.

“Travelport is proud to sponsor this important travel and technology curriculum for the Tourism teachers and learners of South Africa,” said Robyn Christie, Travelport, General Manager, Travelport Southern Africa. “We wanted to develop a thought-provoking and relevant teaching tool that will inspire the learner to investigate the many wonderful career choices in the travel and tourism industry.”

“We offer this online training program for the teachers of South Africa that will educate and engage their learners,” said Elsabé Engelbrecht, Director, GTTP South Africa. “The debate and interaction that will follow is set to create superb foundation to expose the group to the trade as well as the significant employment opportunities within the sector.”

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