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UNWTO and Bellavista to Open Tourism Education Hub in Switzerland

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UNWTO and Bellavista to Open Tourism Education Hub in Switzerland - TRAVELINDEXAltdorf, Switzerland, December 21, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / UNWTO is to work with the Bellavista Institute of Higher Education on a new International Centre associated to the UNWTO Academy for tourism training in Switzerland.

Under the terms of a new agreement signed between the United Nations Specialized Agency and its Affiliate Member, the new International Centre will be associated with the existing UNWTO Academy and focus on providing research and training in a number of key areas. These include health tourism, mountain destinations management, exhibitions and conference management, and regional tourism promotion and management.

The partnership will go beyond empowering tourism professionals through giving them the knowledge to advance in their careers. The new International Centre associated to the UNWTO Academy will also provide governments, destinations and businesses with the right tourism human capital to meet current and future market demands and, ultimately, enhance levels of competitiveness and sustainability across the sector.

The new International Centre associated to the UNWTO Academy in Switzerland will further advance UNWTO’s goal of expanding its presence on the ground, with a particular focus on the country and regional levels. As an Affiliate Member of UNWTO, Bellavista Institute of Higher Education is a leading research and development centre for international programs, curricula, and textbooks, applied to tourism management and travel business.

First published at TravelCommunication.net

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SUNx Announcing the Winners of Strong Earth Awards

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SUNx Announcing the Winners of Strong Earth Awards - TRAVELINDEXValletta, Malta, December 1, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / SUNx Malta and Les Roches, together with Earth Charter International recently announced the winners of the inaugural Strong Earth Awards which were presented at the ShiftIn’ Festival at Les Roches and broadcast to a global audience.

The awards were launched at the Strong Earth Youth Summit in April for students focussed on a future advancing Climate Friendly Travel – low carbon: SDG linked: Paris 1.5. Seven awards of 500 Euro each, donated by Les Roches, were given for the best 500-word “thought paper” on:

“Why the Earth Charter is even more important now than when it was introduced by Maurice Strong and Michael Gorbachev in 2000”

The winners were selected from students around the world, predominantly from developing countries, and the calibre of entries was extremely high. The competition has been designed to draw attention to the important sustainability messages contained in the Earth Charter, as well as the vision of the late Maurice Strong and its increasing relevance in today’s Climate challenged world.

The seven winners are:
Mbugua Kibe, Clintone Ojina, Osman F. Yong, Daniela Castro, Seyed Samir Rezvani, Ngoni Shereni, Caroline Kimani.

Professor Geoffrey Lipman, President SUNx Malta said:
“We are delighted to once again be partnering with our friends and colleagues at Les Roches on the ShiftIn’ Festival and to present awards to the winners of the first Strong Earth Awards together with Earth Charter International in Costa Rica. The standard of entries was extremely high, and the winners all articulated the relevance of the Principles of the Earth Charter in the context of today’s existential Climate Crisis. This is an event which we will continue annually to honour the Earth Charter and the vision of Maurice Strong for a better, fairer, more inclusive sustainable world.”

Mirian Vilela, Exec Director, Earth Charter International said:
“I want to express my appreciation for the organizers, as well as the participants of this event and project. I trust the launch of the Strong Earth Awards will spark interest and imagination amongst youth to work collaboratively and apply the principles of the Earth Charter in their journey and efforts to put our world on a sustainable path! The Earth Charter which was first launched in 2000 can serve as an ethical compass for decision making and as an educational instrument that could guide humanity to a more sustainable and a peaceful world.”

Joceline Favre-Bulle, Director of Operations, Les Roches said:
Riding on the wave of COP 26, ShiftIn’ 2021 could not have been timelier! This 3rd edition of ShiftIn’ attracted over 700 global attendees & 27 of the world’s top experts in environmental & sustainability matters! However, without the knowledge, support, guidance, and good humour of the SUNx Malta team, this would not have been possible; we are honoured to be part of such a precious partnership; thank you.

A heartfelt congratulations to the 26 students who took part in the inaugural Strong Earth Awards; well done, all the submissions were exceptional! Moreover, compliments go to the seven prize winners whose papers were recognizably outstanding; it was an honour to read all the papers.

At Les Roches, we are already looking forward to the 2022 edition of both the Strong Earth Awards and ShiftIn; watch this space.

About SUNx Malta
SUNx is an EU based, not-for-profit organisation, established as a legacy for Maurice Strong, climate and sustainability pioneer and partnered with the government of Malta. SUNx Malta created the ‘Green & Clean, Climate Friendly Travel System’ which is designed to help Travel & Tourism companies and communities transform to the new Climate Economy. The programme is based on reducing carbon, meeting Sustainable Development Goals, and matching the Paris 1.5C trajectory. It is action and education focused – supporting today’s companies and communities to deliver on their climate ambitions and encouraging tomorrow’s young leaders to prepare for rewarding careers across the travel sector. Its co-founder and President is Professor Geoffrey Lipman.

SUNx Malta is calling for a DASH-2-Zero for the influential Travel & Tourism sector. Pushing for further action faster. Yes, to Net Zero Carbon, but by 2030 and a commitment to NO Greenhouse gases by 2050. DASH means Declare & Act with Support & Hope. SUNx Malta is training 100,000 young Strong Climate Champions across all UN States by 2030. Together with our Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-17) partners we are offering a UNFCCC linked Registry of Accelerated Ambition and support for Climate Friendly companies and communities.

About Les Roches
Three international campuses, more than a hundred nationalities studying with us… when we say “Global Hospitality Education” we really mean it. Whether you’re looking for undergraduate or graduate programs, Les Roches serves up academic rigor with a twist of innovation and entrepreneurship. Our campuses are uniquely compact and caring environments, while our commitment to Swiss-style, hands-on learning and small class sizes means you’ll make the most of every minute of your study time.

First published at TravelCommunication.net

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Responding to Code Red, SUNx Issues Climate Friendly Travel Report

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Responding to Code Red, SUNx Issues Climate Friendly Travel Report - TRAVELINDEXValletta, Malta, October 21, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / SUNx Malta has today issued its second annual report on Climate Friendly Travel ahead of the Glasgow COP 26 Climate Summit. SUNx is an EU-based NGO established as a legacy for climate and sustainability trailblazer, Maurice Strong.

The SUNx Report, which can be accessed at calls for a DASH-2-Zero supporting the recent Glasgow Tourism Declaration.

Based on curated research data, the Report shows the intensifying of climate driven global disasters and how this impacts the vital Travel & Tourism sector of the world economy

The Report also:

1. Endorses the Glasgow Tourism Declaration and urges a DASH-2-Zero to take the commitments made further and faster suggesting targets of net zero carbon dioxide emissions for 2030 and zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

2. Calls for climate resilience now for Travel & Tourism activities, as well as clear emission reduction and sustainability plans, based on the science, the weather & demands of youth

3. Identifies a range of support services available to help companies and communities stay on track for a climate friendly travel future

4. Offers its Climate Friendly Travel Registry linked to the UN Global Climate Action Portal to help tourism stakeholders register climate and sustainability ambitions and show progress

5. Recognises the central interest and role of youth in dealing with the existential climate crisis and how young people are helping to promote positive change across the Travel & Tourism sector

Professor Geoffrey Lipman, President of SUNx Malta said, “We are not only pleased to support the Glasgow Declaration, but we hope that our Climate Friendly Travel Report will spur real action and positive response to UN Secretary General Guterres’ call for a Code Red for Humanity, underscored by the recent IPCC 6th Assessment Report. Our concept of Climate Friendly Travel and our call for a DASH-2-Zero can act as a catalyst for rapid change and a conduit to the UN led 2030/2050 Green and Clean Roadmap for a better future.

“SUNx Malta has also laid out its own Decade Vision, which targets 10,000 registered companies and 1000 communities by 2030, as well as 100,000 Climate Champions to support the transformation”

To download the report:

About SUNx
SUNx is an EU based, not-for-profit organisation, established as a legacy for Maurice Strong, climate and sustainability pioneer half a century ago. It is partnered with Malta’s Ministry of Tourism and Consumer Protection and Tourism Authority

SUNx Malta created the ‘Green & Clean, Climate Friendly Travel System’ to help Travel & Tourism companies and communities transform to the new Climate Economy. The programme is based on reducing carbon, meeting Sustainable Development Goals, and matching the Paris 1.5C trajectory. It is action and education focused – supporting today’s companies and communities to deliver on their climate ambitions and encouraging tomorrow’s young leaders to prepare for rewarding careers across the Travel sector.

First published at TravelCommunication.net

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Climate Friendly Travel Summer School Launched

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Climate Friendly Travel Summer School Launched

Valletta, Malta, September 4, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / SUNx Malta is launching the first Climate Friendly Travel Summer School – a week-long, online course featuring world class lectures and interactive learning. The sessions will provide an intensive introduction to Climate Friendly Travel – low carbon: SDG linked: Paris 1.5, which will be the future path of the global Travel Industry. It will mean increasing career opportunities in Sustainability and Climate Resilience and the course will prepare attendees for a continuing role in SUNx Malta’s national resilience programs around the world.

Course Outline
Explore key components of Climate Friendly Travel and acquire knowledge to encourage tourism companies and communities to become Zero GHG by 2050 through the Climate Friendly Travel System.

Become part of a global community of Strong Climate Champions to assist Travel and Tourism stakeholders find green and clean pathways to the future.

5-Day Online training 3 hours a day from 1300-1600 CEST*

  • 27 Sep – The UN 2030/2050 Green and Clean, Climate Friendly Travel Framework.
  • 28 Sep – The eXistential Climate Crisis.
  • 29 Sep – SUNx CFT DASH to Zero: Transformation & Resilience.
  • 30 Sep – Paris 1.5 It’s all about the Numbers.
  • 01 Oct – Strong Climate Champions: Action Agenda.

*Please check your local time.

Fee: FREE. Free doesn’t mean it has no value. The course is priced at EUR 120. We are able to offer it for free only for this very first course to support SUNx Malta’s vision to advance Climate Friendly Travel around the globe.

Limited spots available! Register today to not miss your place!

All sessions will be hosted through ZOOM. Stable internet connection is required to join. Zoom link will be emailed closer to the course date. Certificate of Participation will be endorsed on attending all sessions. We encourage interactions during the course.

Course Director Professor Geoffrey Lipman, President of SUN x Malta, said:
“This is not just another of the many Travel & Tourism courses and training programmes. We are focused on preparing graduates for a clean and green post-Covid future, helping Travel & Tourism companies and communities transform in line with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and 2050 Paris Agreement. We aim to create 100, 000 climate champions worldwide by 2030 and these programmes are designed to identify the core issues for the post–pandemic green and clean tourism sector, promote climate hope through youth awareness , education and empowerment, SUN x Malta is a legacy program for the late Maurice Strong, Climate and Sustainability pioneer,

First published at TravelCommunication.net

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UNWTO Jobs Factory Launched to Kickstart Tourism Jobs Recovery

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UNWTO Jobs Factory Launched to Kickstart Tourism Jobs Recovery - TRAVELINDEXBarcelona, Spain, June 19, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched the Jobs Factory, powered by Hosco, the global hospitality network. This innovative platform is designed to connect talent with employers across the sector, being the perfect solution for hospitality recruitment.

The Jobs Factory harnesses Hosco’s power of machine learning, algorithms, and deep learning to match candidates with suitable positions, both locally and internationally. Job-seekers are able to create a profile, search for positions that match their experience and skills, and set up job alerts to be informed of the latest opportunities. The platform also helps tourism businesses and organizations to find and recruit the best talent.

Read all the latest UNWTO News and Updates here.

All of UNWTO’s 159 Member States will be invited to use the Jobs Factory as their national tourism recruitment platform as will its more than 500 Affiliate Members, ranging from businesses to universities and think tanks. Additionally, through the Jobs of the Future Observatory, Member States can also monitor current and future skills development to analyse trends. This will allow them to forecast and identify gaps and mismatches and make data-driven decisions.

The Jobs Factory will be a great help to the millions of people who depend on tourism. It connects employers with the very best talent our sector has to offer

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili says: “The pandemic has hit global tourism hard. Up to 120 million jobs are at risk. However, tourism has a long history of adapting and embracing innovation. The Jobs Factory will be a great help to the millions of people who depend on tourism. It connects employers with the very best talent our sector has to offer. And it will help our Member States make important decisions based on the latest, trusted data.”

Olivier Bracard, Hosco’s CEO, added: “Hospitality is all about people, and since March 2020, its workforce has been terribly affected, thus the industry as a whole. Hosco’s purpose of making hospitality an exciting journey for talent has never been so challenging yet so crucial, and we’re thrilled to be joining forces with UNWTO to expand the impact of our technology and expertise to its Member States. We’re confident that UNWTO’s Jobs Factory, powered by Hosco, will become a critical asset for governments, employers, and hospitality professionals as we embrace recovery.”

Read all the latest UNWTO News and Updates here.

About Hosco
Hosco is a professional network specially designed for the hospitality industry. It was born in 2011 with one clear vision: to empower the industry by uniting all of its professionals, educational centres, and employers in one global network to connect, find or provide job opportunities, access tailored content, and career advice. The platform currently connects 1.5+ million hospitality students and professionals and 400+ schools with 7,500+ world-class companies worldwide.

First published at TravelCommunication.net

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UNWTO and IE University Partner to Accelerate Online Education

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Madrid, Spain, May 7, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization, in keeping with its firm commitment to democratizing online education; IE University, with more than 20 years’ experience in online training, and Sommet Education, global leader in higher education in hotel management and culinary arts are partnering to accelerate on-line education in the Hospitality sector.

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First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News