UNWTO Students’ League
Youth is a priceless asset
The high need for specialized human capital to meet the requirements of national tourism agencies and private companies is one of the main challenges that Tourism Destinations are facing nowadays.
This explains the relevant role currently taken by national tourism agencies to incorporate into their management the design of tourism education policies and strategies that contribute to expanding the specialized workforce, improving the quality of tourism service provision and also generate greater knowledge and information for decision-making. In short, promote competitiveness and sustainability throughout the production chain at the national, regional and local levels. The relationship between Governments, the Industry and the Education Institutions is therefore key to obtain these synergies.
The UNWTO World Tourism Students League, run within the UNWTO Academy, seeks to create an innovative environment to empower and motivate travel & tourism students to get involved within the industry and participate in this world students tourism league getting real-time experience from the sector by creating and presenting innovative solutions for the challenges that the sector is facing nowadays. Challenges will be aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, placing an emphasis on Goals 8,12 and 14, in which tourism is featured and will match the SDGs requirements.
Tomorrow's Tourism Leaders wanted... This is a call to all Tourism Students!
- A 5 month Global League where teams of students from the different participating Institutions compete against each other to come up with the best innovative ideas to resolve the challenges set by UNWTO and the public and private sector Partners.
- The solutions given by the students will be evaluated by a jury month-by-month thus creating a League competition.
- The top 4 teams with the highest score will fight out the best position in an onsite Final Competition - The Final Four.
Participating Institutions, Teams, Stakeholders to present the challengesStudents’ League - Who
Every month, 1 different tourism case study (to be solved by teams) will be uploaded to the intranet of the mentioned online platform.Students’ League - Methodology
Education and Training Institutions interested in presenting teams, and public bodies or private companies interested in participating by providing monthly challenges to be solved by the students must submit the official request form to UNWTO AcademyApplication Process
Prizes & awards
All students taking part in the WTS League will automatically be honored as official members of the UNWTO Students Network, a UNWTO Academy network created to connect passionate travel & tourism industry students worldwide to share, comment and give opinion about the future of tourism and their needs and vision.Prizes & awards