The USAID/Developing Sustainable Tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Turizam), in partnership with Solimar International and UNWTO Academy, organized a joint webinar entitled ‘Introduction to UNWTO TedQual for universities with tourism programs in Bosnia & Herzegovina Webinar’.
The virtual event was held on June 30th, 2021, providing expert insight on collaboration for enhancement of BIH’s competitive advantage by upgrading the quality of the tourism industry workforce through professional tourism training/ education. There were 11 higher education institutions (HEI) from Bosnia & Herzegovina invited to attend this virtual event.
Solimar is currently expanding and updating its benchmark data for 10 Bachelors programs and 23 Masters Programs in North America and Europe. Turizam Staff has been benchmarking HEI tourism related programs in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The benchmark data currently being updated include curriculum structure, study plans & courses offered, concentration/specialization options, tuition/fees, use of digital media, UNWTO Certification status, admission requirements, use of on line/remote learning, student and faculty characteristics, student retention rate, average salary of graduates, mandatory internships, use of advisory councils, and other relevant information, all of which will be analyzed and shared with all the institutions who are interested at pursuing the TedQual Certification.
The webinar featured a panel of speakers from different institutions and organizations. Solimar International is proud to have an active partnership with the UNWTO Academy to assist HEIs who wish to pursue TedQual certification.