Educational Tourism Committee                                     


The Educational Tourism Committee was established in 2017.

The main purpose is to raise and maintain professional standards throughout the travel industry and to provide Members with support and guidance.

The Educational Tourism Committee works closely with universities and VET colleges. All educational institutions have the signed Memorandums of understanding with GTA, to support future Cooperation, increase the quality of the Studying process, as well as help to improve career prospects.

By the support of GIZ- The Private Sector Development and TVET in the South Caucasus, Georgian Tourism Association is implementing the project “Support to the Development Dual TVET in the Tourism Sector".

Since 2017, the Program PSD TVET SC (Private Sector Development and Technical Vocational Education and Training South Caucasus) has been supporting and accompanying the implementation process of dual programs for professions in the hospitality industry. Currently, more than 20 companies, 6 vocational colleges, and up to 130 students are involved in this process.

In 2019 GTA has joined the process and started supporting the implementation of the Dual Education in Tourism in cooperation with the GIZ PSD TVET and other stakeholders in the following areas:  Mobilization of new training companies; Support engagement of new colleges in the dual education (promotion, consultation, etc); Carrying out relevant measures for raising awareness regarding dual education; Monitoring of the educational process; Preparation (content and procedure) and implementation of interim and qualification examinations for the relevant groups of students in coordination with sector experts, training companies, and colleges;

Dual VET programs in the hospitality sector:  “Culinary Art", "Confectioner “, ‘’Hotel services’’ and ‘’Restaurant service’’.

GTA is intensively monitoring the implementation of the programme and identified several gaps and challenges, defined concrete activities in order to support the implementation of the programme and establishment of the dual TVET system in Georgia.

Main activities of Educational Tourism Committee:

  •  Increase the qualification of members, through trainings and Seminars;
  • Organize B2B meetings, trainings, seminars, workshops;
  • Participation to the educational project and reform, announced by donors and Ministry of Education;
  • Communicate with Universities and Colleges, support to sign MOUs.

Head of Educational Tourism Committee- Nino Kekelidze  (+995 592 128 282)

GTA Members