Travelport has signed a training partnership
agreement with Shanghai DongHua University.
Under the agreement, Travelport will provide all training materials
to students, including course manuals, access to the Galileo
booking software and Train-the-Trainer courses to assist in
planning and ensure educators deliver best practice training.
Established in 1951,
Shanghai DongHua University is one of the major universities
supported by the local government for future development.
The new Travelport training course is open to fourth
year students studying travel and tourism at the university.
Commencing last month, the course takes place over three weeks
and requires students to attend two classes weekly. Course topics
include Basic Reservation as well as Car and Hotel Training.
Students who successfully pass the examination for the course will
receive a certificate from Travelport. Around 50 students are
expected to complete the initial course, with more to follow when
the course becomes a compulsory core subject in the new year.
“We are delighted to work with Shanghai DongHua
University in offering a hands-on course that helps students
understand the inner workings of the travel industry as well as
the complex needs of today’s travellers,” said Li Kang,
Travelport’s Country Manager for China.
Yau WeiXin, Vice President, Glorious Sun
School of Business and Management, Shanghai DongHua University,
added, “This is an
exciting development in the delivery of travel and tourism courses
at Shanghai DongHua University, and provides students with a
hands-on approach to learning from a recognised leader in the
Learning and development is at the forefront of
Travelport’s key activities in the region. Last year, Travelport
partnered with UCSI University Sarawak Campus in Malaysia to
provide training resources to their hospitality and tourism
students. In Australia, Travelport issues 6,000 new certificates
every year to students, while in India, more than 100 institutes
offer Galileo training as part of their curriculum.
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