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

International GTTP Curriculum – Passport to the World

PASSPORT TO THE WORLD was developed by GTTP country directors and teachers. The course provides students with a basic understanding of tourism as a global industry. The curriculum is “teacher friendly” and is designed in such a way that basic concepts and information are combined with activities that focus the students on their own community or region.

In some countries, like Russia, PASSPORT TO THE WORLD, is the officially-approved introductory curriculum. In Ireland, PASSPORT TO THE WORLD was incorporated into Ireland’s new national curriculum. In other member countries, like Hungary and Canada, PASSPORT TO THE WORLD is used to supplement existing curriculum. In Brazil PASSPORT TO THE WORLD was adopted by the federal government of Brazil as part of its drive to expand tourism education in state and municipal schools throughout Brazil. In Kenya PASSPORT TO THE WORLD was approved by the education ministry and is used to introduce learners to this subject. For countries that are just starting to offer this subject, PASSPORT TO THE WORLD can be used as the introductory curriculum and provides a basis for understanding the industry and for going on to further study.

Learners 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, learners 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’s leading travel professional society, and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have endorsed this certificate.

Responsible Tourism Handbook

Responsible Tourism Handbook

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Training & Empowerment Opportunities

Check back regularly for latest updates & training opportunities.

Teacher Training Workshops:

  • GTTP has trained more than 900 Tourism Teachers since its inception in 1996.
  • We works in partnership with the Provincial Education Departments to organise and deliver these workshops.
  • Business has also played a pivotal role by delivering guest lectures on a variety of topics at the workshops, distributing resources and inviting teachers into their businesses on site visits.
  • Tourism teachers are trained on both subject specific knowledge as well as on the methodology needed to deliver tourism effectively in the classroom

Useful Links

NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

www.tourism.gov.za

The Department of Tourism South Africa aims to fulfill the national government’s role towards creating the conditions for responsible tourism growth and development by promoting and developing tourism, thereby increasing job and entrepreneurial opportunities and encouraging the meaningful participation of previously disadvantaged individuals. The focus will be on facilitating the growth of the tourism industry

SA TOURISM

www.southafrica.net

This is the site for international travellers to plan their visit to South Africa. The aim of the site is to get the broadest exposure to South African travel products via their platform, and the goal of all their marketing spend is not just to get a user to the site but to drive them all the way through to making an actual trip.

GLOBAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM PARTNERSHIP (GTTP)

www.gttp.org

The GTTP is a multi-country educational program that introduces students to career opportunities in Travel & Tourism. Currently they have more than 557,000 students in ten countries. School systems provide teachers and classrooms; local and international companies provide financial and in-kind support

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

www.education.gov.za

The vision of the Department of Education is of a South Africa in which all our people have access to lifelong education and training opportunities, which will in turn contribute towards improving the quality of life and building a peaceful, prosperous and democratic society. Their mission is to provide leadership in the construction of a South African education and training system for the 21st century

CATHSSETA

https://cathsseta.org.za

Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Sector Education and Training Authority.

CATHSSETA was formally known as the Tourism and Hospitality Education and Training Authority (THETA) until 1 April 2012, when we became the Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority. CATHSSETA’s mandate is to facilitate skills development within sub-sectors through the disbursement of grants for learning programmes and monitoring of education and training as outlined in the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS).

This SETA operates in the following sub-sectors:

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Conservation
  • Gaming and Lotteries
  • Hospitality
  • Sport, Recreation and Fitness
  • Travel and Tourism

TOURISM BUSINESS COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA:

https://tbcsa.travel/

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) is the voice of the tourism business sector involved in tourism. The TBCSA was established in February 1996 by leading tourism businesses. Its primary purpose is to engage with all stakeholders in developing macro strategies that create an enabling environment for tourism development. The TBCSA does not replace the trade associations. Trade associations, representing their members interests are members of the TBCSA.

SATSA

www.satsa.com

In the inbound tourism industry, Southern Africa Tourism Services Association is member-driven, non-profit association representing the private sector. They offer the inbound tourism industry unequalled opportunities for networking and represents: Transport providers, Tour Operators, Destination Management Companies, Accommodation, Suppliers, Tourism Brokers, Adventure Tourism Providers, Business Tourism Providers and Tourism Services providers.

ASATA

www.asata.co.za

The Association of South African Travel Agents, ASATA, was formed in 1956 and its founders created a representative forum in the industry to promote professional service with security for both Members and their clients. Membership of ASATA is entirely voluntary and extends to South African Retail Travel Agents, Travel Management Companies and Wholesalers. Currently the Membership represents more than 85% of the industry including the head offices of most of the major brands.

FEDHASA

www.fedhasa.co.za

Since 1949 Fedhasa has been representing the South African Hospitality Industry on a local, provincial, national and global level to protect the interests of all stakeholders of the industry, thereby enabling members to achieve their objectives.

UNWTO

http://unwto.org/

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation is a specialised agency of the United Nations and the the leading international organisation in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how. UNWTO plays a central and decisive role in promoting the development of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism, paying particular attention to the interests of developing countries.

WORLD TRAVEL & TOURISM COUNCIL

www.wttc.org

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is the forum for business leaders in the Travel & Tourism industry. With Chief Executives of some one hundreed of the world’s leading Travel & Tourism companies as its Members, WTTC has a unique mandate and overview on all matters related to Travel & Tourism. Their aim is to raise awareness of Travel & Tourism as one of the world’s largest industries, employing approximately 220 million people and generating over 9.4 per cent of the World’s GDP.

TOURISM SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

South Africa may have one of the worst unemployment rates in the world, but the tourism industry might just be the light in the dark for those affected. The sector contributes significantly to employment, supporting one in 10 jobs worldwide and one in 22 locally – representing 4,5% of the total workforce.

With South Africa being a top tourist destination, we need to be giving more people opportunities to enter this job-generating industry by equipping them with relevant skills.

Click on the links below to read more.

www.tourismskillsinitiative.co.za

https://www.iol.co.za/travel/tackling-unemployment-through-training-in-tourism-14193388

THE IEB

www.ieb.co.za

The IEB’s vision is to be recognised nationally and internationally as South Africa’s premier learner assessment agency. Their mission is to make a significant, on-going contribution to human resource development through the design, delivery and promotion of a wide range of high quality, affordable assessment products and services to all sectors.

Approved Textbook Catalogues

Open the links below and click a few times to enlarge, then search for Tourism text books.

2015 LTSM Catalogue Grades 10

2015 LTSM Catalogue Grade 11

2015 LTSM Catalogue Grade 12

 

Webinars

Please note: Content contained in webinars were developed prior to the CAPS, and may contain information that is not aligned to the CAPS.

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WHAT ON EARTH IS A WEBINAR ???

A webinar is a live lecture presented over the internet to anyone who wants to attend them. Webinars provide us with an opportunity to reach tons of people around South Africa who want training on specific topics but may not be able to travel in or to attend face-to-face training.

You can download the webinar recordings, the presentations and the Learning and Teaching Support Materials (LTSM) below free of charge.

WEBINAR PRESENTATION LTSM
INTRODUCTION TO TOURISM Download Webinar Download Presentation Download Lesson Plan
SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM Download Webinar Download Presentation Download Lesson Plan
RESPONSIBLE TOURISM Download Webinar Download Presentation Download Lesson Plan
INTRODUCTION TO TOURISM Download Webinar Download Presentation Download Lesson Plan
FOREIGN EXCHANGE Download Webinar Download Presentation Download Lesson Plan
CULTURE AND DIVERSITY Download Webinar Download Presentation Download Lesson Plan
HERITAGE Download Webinar Download Presentation Download Lesson Plan
TIME ZONES Download Webinar Download Presentation Download Lesson Plan
MAP SKILLS Download Webinar Download Presentation Download Lesson Plan
CAREERS Download Webinar Download Presentation Download Lesson Plan
CUSTOMER SERVICE Download Webinar Download Presentation Download Lesson Plan

 

SBA booklets for grades 10 -12

2017 SBA Booklet with projects for grades 10-12  (CAPS compliant)

2014 Grade 10 Tourism Self Study Guide  (CAPS compliant)

The Grade 10 Tourism Self Study Guide 1 was compiled by Ms Cheryl Weston, Chief Education Specialist for the Services subjects at the National Department of Basic Education and the generous contributions from Tourism teachers all over South Africa.
Download the full document:
Tourism Grade 10 Self Study Guide 1

PLEASE SHARE

If you have excellent Tourism projects, tests or question papers for grade 10 – 12 that is CAPS compliant and have been moderated, feel free to share with fellow Tourism teachers. It will be acknowledged and placed on this page of our website.

Email you contributions to:

gttpsa11@gmail.com

Lesson Plans

Please note: Content contained in lesson plans were developed prior to the CAPS, and may contain information that is not aligned to the CAPS.

 

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GTTP-SA’s Commitment to Support, Guide and assist Tourism Teachers

In line with GTTP SA’s commitment to support, guide and assist tourism teachers in the classroom, these industry-sponsored classroom resources and lesson plans are available for teachers to use in planning their lessons. They can be downloaded freely from this website by clicking on the title.

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An Introduction to Tourism

This lesson plan, sponsored by American Express Travel, supports the delivery of Assessment Standard 10.1.1. It introduces learners to:

  • The concepts of ‘tourism’ and ‘tourist’
  • The reasons why people travel
  • The sections, sub-sectors and role players in the tourism industry.

The lesson plan contains teaching ideas and activities, teacher guidelines, answers to all learner activities, a lesson plan and assessment rubric.

Download Lesson Plan


Understanding Time Zones

This teaching resource, sponsored by the National Business Initiative, will provide you, the educator, with information and tools to assist and enhance your teaching methods. At the end of the lessons, the learner should be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Time Zones
  • Daylight Saving Time (DST)
  • Jet Lag
  • The impact the above have on travel planning and travelling

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Map Reading

This teaching resource, sponsored by the National Business Initiative, will provide you, the educator, with information and tools to assist and enhance your teaching methods. At the end of the lessons, the learner should be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Maps in general and Maps in Tourism
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Types of Maps
  • Measuring Distance

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Careers in the Tourism Industry

This teaching resource, sponsored by the National Business Initiative, will provide you, the educator, with information and tools to assist and enhance your teaching methods. At the end of the lessons, the learner should be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Employment in the Tourism Sector
  • Careers in Tourism and Travel
  • Careers in Hospitality
  • Where to study and what to study
  • The Global Employee

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South African Tourism

This teaching resource, sponsored by the South African Tourism, will provide you, the educator, with information and tools to assist and enhance your teaching methods. At the end of the lessons, the learner should be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • The SAT Organisation
  • SAT’s objectives
  • SAT’s strategies
  • SAT’s operationa

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Foreign Exchange

Supporting the delivery of Assessment Standard 11.3.5, this lesson plan, sponsored by American Express Foreign Exchange, contains:

  • Information about foreign exchange
  • Case studies
  • Teaching ideas and activities
  • Teacher guidelines
  • Answers to all learner activities
  • A lesson plan
  • Assessment rubric

Learners are required to examine the buying power of the South African Rand in relation to other currencies and its effect on tourism

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Heritage Tourism

Supporting the delivery of Assessment Standard 11.2.4, this lesson plan is sponsored by the National Department of Tourism and contains:

  • Information about local heritage sights and their significance
  • Case studies
  • Teaching ideas and activities
  • Teacher guidelines
  • Answers to all learner activities
  • Lesson plans
  • Assessment rubric

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Customer Complaints

This lesson plan, sponsored by KLM and Air France, supports the delivery of Assessment Standard 11.4.2. It contains:

  • Information about the reasons for and types of customer complaints and how to handle them
  • Case studies
  • Role play ideas
  • Teaching ideas and activities
  • Teacher guidelines
  • Answers to all learner activities

Download Lesson Plan