Preparing Students for the New Normal

The first edition of the Tourism Students Festival 2020, will be held on October 16 and 17, bringing together students, academia, and stakeholders on a single platform to discuss the future of the industry, while preparing to be more resilient.

Tourism Students Festival – TSF’20

In an effort to build a new ecosystem for tourism education and skilling by bringing together students of the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry on a single platform with industry stakeholders, a virtual conclave is being organized by New Tourism Foundation.

The inaugural edition of Tourism Students Festival (TSF’20), to be held on October 16 and 17, intends to achieve the larger goal of bringing industry, academia and students of tourism into the mainstream for accelerating growth of tourism in the country. The event, through these engagements, aims to find solutions for new skill sets, which will help create more job opportunities and rebuild the confidence of tourism students and young professionals in the industry.

During the event, Indian and foreign tourism students will engage with stalwarts from the government, industry and academia, providing the students with a platform to discuss their ideas of reviving the industry, while preparing themselves to be more resilient to deal with the new global order

Some of the relevant topics that the sessions will cover include Skilling for the New Normal, Community and Sustainable Tourism, Leisure Tourism, Technology in Tourism, MICE Tourism, Destination Marketing, Tourism Journalism, Tourism Research, Adventure and Sports Tourism, Heritage Tourism, Gastronomy Tourism, Entrepreneurship and Startups.

Speaking about the event, Vinod Zutshi, Former Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India, who is also President, New Tourism Foundation and Chairman, TSF’20, said, “The event will be an apt platform, to help students of the sector to deal with their new challenges, to find solutions for their new skill requirement and to create more job opportunities through government-industry-student-academia interface”.

As the industry prepares for the new normal, Jyoti Mayal, Co-Chairperson TSF’20, and President TAAI, says that events like TSF’20 are a much-needed initiative. “A student academia led interface with the industry will help empower the travel professionals of tomorrow”.

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