On May 18, professional and public discussions of the draft professional standard for the tourism industry – “Specialist in the formation, promotion and implementation of the tourist product” were held.
Professional standard is not only an element of regulating the work of the industry as a whole, but also the basis for the development of vocational education programs for students of colleges and universities.
Travel Business School is the initiative developer of the professional standard. At the moment, the professional standard has already been submitted to the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, the notice is posted on the official website of the authorized body, and the authors of the professional standard have moved to the stage of public discussions.
The public hearings were attended by representatives of tour operators and travel agencies – Anex Tour, ICS, Vedi Group, 1001 tour, Madison Travel; specialized public organizations, SEC Hospitality and the Russian Union of Tourism Industry (PCT); and of course, representatives of secondary vocational (SVE) and higher education who train specialists for our industry: Moscow State University, Talalikhin IOC.
Agenda of the meeting: update and approval of professional standard qualification levels. The participants in the discussions unanimously decided the need for a variety of educational programs both in secondary vocational education and in universities.
Public discussions were held at the Institute of Hotel Business and Tourism of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University).