The Macao SAR Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in 2015, aiming to further cooperate in the cultivation of tourism talents and the promotion of sustainable development of the tourism industry. In 2016, Macao Institute for Tourism Studies established the Global Centre for Tourism Education and Training to carry out cooperative projects with the World Tourism Organization to enhance the quality of human capital and increase the competitiveness of tourism destinations, particularly in the Asia Pacific Region.
According to the training and technical assistance needs of its member states, the World Tourism Organization provides the Centre with a list of nominated participants, for the Centre to arrange training and suitable activities. As of Sept 2023 the Centre has organised 15 training programmes in collaboration with the World Tourism Organization, with a total of 375 tourism officials and industry representatives participating, among which 296 participants were from countries and regions along the “Belt and Road”.
In addition, the Centre has also provided training to 278 government representatives and industry professionals from Mainland China, Macao SAR, as well as the Portuguese-speaking countries.
Overall, a total of 653 participants from 40 countries and regions have attended the Centre’s training activities. The countries and regions include:
Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, China (including Macao SAR), D.P.R. Korea, Fiji, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Guiné-Equatorial, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lao P.D.R., Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, Sao Tomé and Principe, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.
The two main types of programmes offered by the Centre are:
- Training Programmes:
- Technical – for technical and mid-level management personnel;
- Executive Management – for senior executive and director level personnel;
- Specialist – as per identified need and special requests.
- Technical Placement:
- Observing the management and operations of programme development, class delivery, industry partnership, and other areas of interest at IFTM;
- Attending relevant courses and activities;
- Performing internship at IFTM or partner organizations, subject to availability.
Other programme activities such as one-day seminars or workshops may be organized on a case-by-case basis.
The Centre is also tasked with conducting joint research projects, as identified by the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, the World Tourism Organization and its member states.
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