Two of Kingston College’s HNC students recently came first in the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership Innovation in Tourism competition and were chosen to represent the UK at the annual GTTP student teacher conference in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Angeli Lopez and Kristine Agraan are studying a HNC in Tourism Management and did a fantastic job at presenting their case study on disabled access in UK hotels and gathered inspiration from the phenomenal 2012 Paralympics. The students presented their findings to eleven other partner countries including, Hong Kong, Canada and South Africa. Based on their presentation they have been approached by external companies who are interested in developing a website they outlined.
The students had a fantastic time and developed a range of new skills, whilst also making new friends. The students would like to offer their extended thanks to the GTTP and their partners for providing them with this wonderful opportunity. “The overall experience has been one of the highlights of our year, as it gave us the chance to travel to Monaco but most importantly meet new friends from different parts of the world. We truly enjoyed the days out and presentations from other countries which made us understand more about each other in terms of our personalities and where we come from,” they said.
Martin O'Brien, Programme Leader – Service Industries at the College, added: “The Service Industries department is extremely grateful to the GTTP organisation for providing our students with this fantastic opportunity. It has allowed the college to build links with other colleges and organisations around the world and to further improve our reputation as a leading provider of Travel and Tourism in London. The department will now look forward to submitting an entry for next year’s competition.”