Since the establishment of its first European school in Greece in 1987,Global Education Alliance that is now known as Alpine Center, Switzerland is presently expanding to Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Alpine Center’s outstanding successful operation in Greece over the last 25 years has captured the interest of many investors in a number of countries where hospitality and tourism education is in great demand as a result of recent tourism developments. It goes without saying that quality higher education is paramount to the sustainable success of an emerging tourism destination.
The tourism industry in India has out-performed the global tourism industry in terms of growth in the volume of international tourists as well as in terms of revenue in recent years. The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has named India, along with China, as one of the fastest growing tourism industries for the next 10 to 15 years.
The good news is that tourism is not only a growth engine but also an export growth engine and employment generator. According to the Economic Survey 2011-12, the sector has capacity to create large-scale employment both direct and indirect, for diverse sections in society, from the most specialized to unskilled workforce.
It is therefore not surprising that Alpine Center, Switzerland has been invited to contribute its expertise in hospitality and tourism management higher education in a country where the tourism industry is booming and with it the need for highly qualified and educated professionals. On the other hand, the world economy is growing, and tourism continues to be one of the strongest vehicles in that growth, as it has usually been for about half a century. One billion tourists will be travelling in the year 2012, according to the UNTO Secretary General, thus creating jobs and stimulating the worldwide economy.
Alpine Center’s graduates are in leading positions all over the globe. Our rich portfolio of courses includes Hotel Management, Culinary Arts, Travel & Tourism Management, Spa Management, Events & Conventions Management, Hospitality & Cruise Ship Management, Yacht Operations Management, at the Certificate, Diploma, undergraduate & postgraduate levels. At the Goa campus, Alpine Center will commence by offering two programmes of study: a Swiss Diploma in Hospitality & Cruise Ship Management course, and a Swiss Higher Diploma in Hotel Management with a concentration in Events & Conventions Management. Students aspiring to continue their studies further may transfer to Greece to complete the requirements of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in International Hospitality & Tourism Management or International Hospitality & Tourism Leadership, respectively.
Alpine Center’s Swiss philosophy of education in the field of hospitality and tourism focuses on the Four Pillar Approach: practical skills, professional attitude, management competencies, and a commitment to lifelong learning. Industry placement or internships are integral parts of the curriculum and Alpine’s Career & Placement office takes pride in assisting students in finding appropriate placements in leading hotels or on cruise ships. Alpine Center, India will follow the same approach toward education and training based on the successful curriculum that has been designed and developed over the last 25 years by highly qualified industry professionals and academicians, yielding successful graduates.
As President of International Collaborations, my role will be to assist Alpine Center, India in realizing their mission to prepare individuals from India, and indeed from all over the world, for exciting and successful careers in the thriving global hospitality and tourism industry!
Sybil Hofmann FIH
President, International Collaborations
Global Education Alliance
Alpine Center, Switzerland
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