10th IFTM-UNWTO Training Programme for the Greater Mekong Subregion
The Global Centre for Tourism Education and Training of the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM) will organize the 10th Training Programme virtually on “Capacity Building for Sustainable Tourism and Reviving Tourism” in collaboration with UNWTO on December 1, 3, 9 and 11, 2020.
This will be the 10th edition of the Training Programme. This edition is designed mainly for the UNWTO Member States in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (Cambodia, China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam) and participants from the Greater Bay Area by invitation.
This Training Programme began in 2015 after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between UNWTO and the Macao SAR Government to enhance the cooperation between the two parties to improve the quality of human capital and increasing the competitiveness of tourism destinations in order to achieve sustainable tourism development. Through this collaboration, more than 200 participants from UNWTO Member States were trained, strengthening Macao SAR's position as an international tourism training hub.
The 10th Training Porgramme will include lectures, case studies analysis, experience sharings, presentations and technical visits. The lectures will be delivered by IFTM professors and scholars.
Established in 1995, the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM) offers the most extensive selection of tourism and hospitality related bachelor degree programmes in Macao, and about twenty thousand participants attend its vocational and professional training courses annually. IFTM collaborates with 104 universities and tourism organisations around the world, and builds strong links with 500 leading tourism and hospitality corporations to offer internship opportunities to its students. Being the first institution accredited by the UNWTO.TedQual Certification System for tourism education, IFTM has now 8 bachelor degree programmes with the Certification. Currently, the Institute has the most number of bachelor degree programmes certified under the System of any tertiary education establishment worldwide. In 2017, IFTM became the world’s first higher education institution to pass International Quality Review(IQR) from the UK's Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). IFTM has been highly ranked by QS World University Rankings in the subject area of Hospitality and Leisure Management. In addition, IFTM has received the Medal of Merit in Tourism from the Macao SAR Government, and twice won the Gold Award in ‘Education and Training’ from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).
Training Coordinator from IFTM
Professor John Ap
Global Centre for Tourism Education and Training
Macao Institute for Tourism Studies
Colina de Mong-Há Macau, China
Tel: (853) 8598 1254
Training Coordinator from UNWTO
Ms. Orianne Derrier
Regional Department for Asia and the Pacific
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
C/ Poeta Joan Maragall 42, Madrid 28020, Spain
Tel: +34 91 567 8100