GTTP is a multi-country educational program to introduce high school learners to career opportunities in Travel & Tourism

2019 Research Competition

Win an international trip to Europe in 2019

Remember you have to work as a team of THREE: 2 grade 11 learners and their Tourism teacher.
Study the four documents below before you start your research.

The topic for 2019 is  “Events Tourism”

The Framework document will tell you exactly what you should do.


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Deadline for submissions is 26 July 2019

Download all the documents needed to enter this competition. 

Click on the blue text to download.

History Of The Research Competition.

Every year, the GTTP is running a Research Competition for Tourism learners in South African High Schools.
An endowment established in honor of Aldo Papone, former president of American Express Travel Related Services Company, helps fund the competition. Mr. Papone was a strong believer in tourism education and learner creativity. When he retired, a fund was established in his name to support excellence and innovation in tourism education. The GTTP’s share of the fund is used to support the research competition.

The Purpose of the Competition

The purpose of the competition is to provide learners the opportunity to conduct research on a topic determined by the GTTP directors from all participating countries, write a case study and present their topic to fellow learners and teachers from 13 other GTTP countries.

All high schools in South Africa offering Tourism can research the topic and enter the competition. Each GTTP member country selects a winner of the GTTP Research Award. The winning school sends two students and their teacher to an international conference in France.

In 2019 the conference will be held in Nice, France.

At this meeting, winning teams will present their findings and meet students and teachers from all GTTP-member countries. There will also be a tour of Amadeus’ technology enter in Sofia Antipolis, and sightseeing in Nice, France and Monaco. There will be a gala dinner  where students and teachers will have an opportunity to meet the GTTP Global Partner Advisory Board members.

Be sure to read the article on How to Write a good Case Study in the Guidelines for the Research Award.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Do not borrow images from the Internet unless the website states clearly that you may use the images. Taking images without permission is called “copyright infringement” and can result in expensive financial penalties. GTTP will remove images from case studies if it believes there may be a copyright problem.