“Tourism human capital development is a strategic priority for the UNWTO” – Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili @UNWTO
It was at the prestigious 24th UNWTO General Assembly (UNWTO General Assembly 2021) where the Secretary General for the World Tourism Organization Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, signed an agreement with Mr. Rui Zhou managing director of the Bella Vista Institute of Higher Education Switzerland (BVIS), agreeing to the creation of the International Center associated to the UNWTO Academy in Switzerland.
“The creation of the UNWTO International Centre in Switzerland is an honor we at the BVIS Group will take onboard with both hands. We are proud to play our part in several key tourism industries, that create human capital solutions to sustain and grow for future tourism and society needs” – Mr. Rui Zhou
The UNWTO Academy promotes solutions now and in future developments, to through education, academic and business collaboration and technology focus assets and resources on human capital needs. Therefore, tourism development in UNWTO Member States require a human capital base that is:
Abundant: the right volume of human capital available at all skill levels and in all sub-sectors and job families of tourism.
Highly qualified: human capital with the right type and level of education, training, and experience available at all skill levels and in all sub-sectors and job families of tourism.
Highly motivated and with the right attitude: to deliver exceptional experiences to visitors.
Able to gain the economic benefits from tourism: it is also imperative that UNWTO Member States and their local communities can fully benefit from the growth of the tourism sector through meaningful, quality jobs with clear and visible career path opportunities in the sector. (source: UNWTO Academy)
By David Hailstones - Vice President, BVIS Group, Switzerland.