Tourism Online Academy

Tourism Online Academy

Education is a universally recognized human right, with which it aims to combat inequalities, social exclusion and global illiteracy.

The digital age has made formal academic studies no longer enough to keep you up-to-date. Organizations face volatile markets that require evolution in all skills. For this reason, constant training has become a requirement that the labor market brings, in search of professionals with greater skills, which are acquired in the shortest possible time.

Online AcademyIn this sense, online education is postulated as fundamental thanks to its ability to adapt to diversity, overcoming spatial, temporal and personal barriers.

One of the strongest priorities of UNWTO is to digitalize education, to become more accessible and useful for everyone. In this regard, UNWTO Tourism Online Academy, in partnership with IE University, one of the most prestigious educational entity in the world,  was created and officially presented at the framework of the UNWTO 23rd General Assembly 9 September 2019.

“Our vision is to provide global opportunities to people interested in the tourism sector and to break barriers between work, skills and training” -. Zurab Pololikashvili at Saint Petersburg's 23 General Assembly

The Tourism Online Academy is an online learning platform which provides self-paced online courses from the best universities in the world that mainly focus on concepts, areas of interest and fundamental principles related to the tourism, hospitality and destination management industries.

This high-quality learning experience is available for everyone at an affordable price and caters to those who are looking to improve or supplement their current skillset in order to adapt to this fast-growing and evolving sector. Through these first programs, participants will acquire managerial skills in digital marketing, finance, strategy, operations, innovation and digital transformation.