World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Sommet Education launched the Hospitality Challenge

LAUSANNE, Switzerland,  In June 2020, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Sommet Education launched the Hospitality Challenge to perceive thoughts and humans succesful of accelerating the recovery of the tourism quarter in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative has received almost 600 applications from all round the world. The 30 top finalists will be granted a full-board scholarship in 30 specific Hospitality, Culinary and Pastry Art applications hosted with the aid of Sommet Education's internationally famend institutions: Glion Institute of Higher Education, Les Roches, and École Ducasse.

The three most entrepreneurial initiatives among the 30 winners will obtain seed cash from Eurazeo, the main world investment crew to which Sommet Education belongs.

Out of the 600 applications, around 40% have been submitted from the Americas, observed through Europe (30%), Africa and the Middle East (both 20%), and Asia and the Pacific (10%).

Putting People and Planet First

The Hospitality Challenge focused on four categories. The Hotels and Hotel-Related Operations class was the most popular, receiving round 40% of all applications, followed via the Luxury Travels, Goods and Services class (35%), the Food and Beverage class (15%), and ultimately the Smart Real Estate class (10%). The breakdown of the one of a kind categories demonstrates a strong activity in enhancing the operational facet of motels via its social impact, with many projects aiming to minimize unemployment and the higher administration of resort staff.

Almost 50% of the initiatives tackle Sustainable Development Goal 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth.

Top 3 Winners to be Announced in March 2021

UNWTO and Sommet Education would like to thank all the individuals for their enthusiasm and contributions to the Hospitality Challenge, and to congratulate the 30 selected finalists.

UNWTO Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili said: "The tourism of the next day must embrace new ideas, new voices and the full variety the area has to offer. This opposition highlights the fine international tourism and hospitality has to offer. It indicates how innovators from round the world can hold tourism, hospitality and travel at the very forefront of sustainable development and nice exchange for all."

Benoît-Etienne Domenget, Sommet Education CEO adds: "We are extremely joyful to welcome so many assorted abilities in our establishments subsequent year. The variety of backgrounds and profiles will be supply of creativity and bring fresh views to all." 

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