GTTP-SA National Director, Elsabé Engelbrecht recently published the first Tourism Dictionary/Encyclopedia for all South Africans working in Travel and Tourism. The writing of this 400 page book took her 7 years to complete and was inspired by the need for her Tourism learners to enhance their tourism vocabulary. The Dictionary is a must-have for anyone and everyone working in Travel & Tourism.
To page through the book or place orders, visit the Tourism Dictio-Pedia website: www.dictiopedia.co.za
Watch the video of the interview on SABC News in July 2019, shortly after the book was launched.
Tourism Teachers Sparkle at Northern Cape Conference
The first ever Tourism Education was held in the Northern Cape in 2018. The conference themed, “Geared for Tourism – Meeting the human capital demands of a changing workplace and society” focused on a fast-changing tourism industry and the demand for a well-trained workforce with very specific skills. The conference ran from 2 – 5 October 2018.Fifty Tourism teachers from across the province and other interested parties attended the four-day conference at a local conference centre. The Northern Cape Tourism Education Conference (NC-TEC) aimed to broaden Tourism teachers’ understanding of the Tourism sector through presentations, discussions and training sessions by champions of the industry. The knowledge and skills gained at the conference helped teachers to produce the kind of talent needed by the industry.
The conference was given international flair with a presentation by Ms. Angelica Mkok, Head of Industry Affairs, Southern Africa (Amadeus Integrated Solutions). Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry with its headquarters in Spain and Ms. Mkok shed more light on the digital behaviour of Generations X, Y and Z. Mr. Salman Khan, the academic head of The Hospitality Trainers and Associates (HTA) School of Culinary Art in Johannesburg gave a jaw-dropping perspective on Tourism Education In A Digitally Divided Society.
The conference has been made possible by the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism, the Northern Cape Tourism Authority, The Global Travel and Tourism Partnership-South Africa and the Northern Cape Department of Education.
Mr. Christo Fieland studied Tourism as a grade 12 subject at Alexander Bay High School and after having qualified as a teacher, he accepted a post as a Tourism teacher at Carnarvon High School. This is what he has to say about the conference: “I learned so much at the conference and I know I will go back to school as an empowered, motivated teacher.”
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
Click here to download an electronic (pdf) version of the handbook.
Changes to curriculum content for grade 11:
2018 – Grade 12 NSC Question Papers
2017 – Grade 12 NCS Question Papers
2016 – Grade 12 NSC Question Papers
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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
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.
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
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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