Travelport reports it has joined the Global Travel & Tourism Partnership (GTTP), a multi-country educational program introducing students to career opportunities within the travel and tourism industry. Travelport says the move is a strategic partnership to support global education in travel and tourism.
Gordon Wilson, president and CEO, Travelport, and Dirk Vande Beek, senior vice president, corporate and government affairs, Travelport, have been named to the GTTP Advisory Board.
“As a worldwide provider of travel services, we recognize that in order to support the continued growth of the travel sector and its critical role in the global economy, it is vital to expose students, their parents and their teachers to the industry. Through this partnership, we can encourage students to look at the industry as a source of worthwhile and rewarding careers,” said Wilson.
To date, more than 1.5 million students in twelve countries have benefitted from the GTTP program, with school systems providing teachers and classrooms and companies providing financial and in-kind support, Travelport says.