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2017 Travelport/Travel With Flair Tourism Teacher of the Year competition

                                                      2017  –  Travelport/Travel With Flair  Tourism Teacher of the Year award

Download the competition overview and Nomination form here. 
Overview – Tourism Teacher of the Year Award 2017
Travelport Tourism Teacher-of-the-Year Nomination form 2016

Nominations close on 22 July 2016.


                                                                                     THIS COULD BE YOU!

Are you an exceptional Tourism teacher who goes beyond the call of duty to assist and help improve the results and standing of the subject in your school? Are you the kind of teacher who cultivates a love for the subject and motivates learners to enter the industry and make a difference? Has your hard work and dedication ever  been acknowledged and rewarded?  Now is your chance.

 The GTTP-SA,  in collaboration with Travelport & Travel With Flair will be rewarding deserving Tourism teachers for their hard work, commitment and dedication.

Total luxury and relaxation

Total luxury and relaxation

Magical Mauritius

Magical Mauritius


                                                                                                           

PRIZES

WINNER

2nd position

3rd position

A 7 day trip for TWO to Mauritius, including R5 000 spending money.

Prizes include return flights and 6 nights’ accommodation (DBB).

Two domestic flight tickets, car hire and 3 nights’ accommodation (DBB) in South Africa, including R3 000 spending money.

Two domestic flight tickets, car hire and 2 nights’ accommodation (DBB) in South Africa, including R2 000 spending money.

Specialised training opportunities

Specialised training opportunities

Specialised training opportunities

Industry exposure opportunities

Industry exposure opportunities

Industry exposure opportunities

2015 Research Competition

WIN THESE PRIZES

Two learners and one teacher can win an all-expenses paid* 5-day trip

to France in November 2015

*excluding spending money

Every year, the GTTP is running a Research Competition for Tourism learners in South African High Schools.

The purpose of the competition is to provide learners the opportunity to conduct research on a topic determined by the GTTP directors from all participating countries, write a case study and present
their topic to fellow learners and teachers from 11 other GTTP countries.

All high schools in South Africa offering Tourism can research the topic and enter the competition. Each GTTP member country selects a winner of the GTTP Research Award. The winning school sends two students and their teacher to an international conference in France.

In 2015 the conference will be held in Nice, starting Monday, 30 November and ending
Wednesday, 2 December.

At this meeting, winning teams will present their findings and meet students and teachers from all GTTP-member countries. There will also be a tour of Amadeus’ technology enter in Sofia Antipolis,  and sightseeing in Nice, France and Monaco. There will be a gala dinner on Tuesday, 1 December and students and teachers will have an opportunity to meet the GTTP Global Partner Advisory Board members.

The topic for 2015 is
“Sustainable Adventure Tourism”

Destinations work hard to differentiate themselves.  Can adventure tourism be a way for your country to attract more tourists? What kind of travellers are interested in adventure tourism? Do those travellers come to your country?

Read the document “A little more help on the topic” below to help you get a better understanding of the topic.

Deadline for submissions is 24 JULY 2015

Enjoy the research!

The GTTP-SA team


A little more on the topic

Adventure Tourism and Sustainability

Destinations work hard to differentiate themselves.  Can adventure tourism be a way for your country to attract more tourists? What kind of travellers are interested in adventure tourism? Do those travellers come to your country?

Sustainability is a goal for most Travel & Tourism destinations and enterprises. But sustainability has to be planned for; it doesn’t just happen. It is the result of policies and actions.

When a destination is popular, it risks having too many visitors, or having so much development that the natural beauty of the place, and the environment, are harmed. Most destinations, if not all, want to continue being a place worth visiting. Sustainability means people have employment, environments are protected, and visitors have a positive impact on the destination they are visiting. Sustainability involves actions on the production and on the consumption side of Travel & Tourism.

 Include in the research…

  1. An explanation of adventure tourism
  2. An explanation of sustainable tourism.
  3. What makes an Adventure Tourism business sustainable?
  4. How does an existing Adventure Tourism business incorporate sustainable tourism practises in its daily operations?
  5. What are the problems associated with sustainability in an Adventure Tourism business?
  6. How can technology help an Adventure Tourism business in its sustainability efforts?

To help you get started on your research about sustainability, visit this website, http://destinet.eu/demo-design/topics/destination-management-good-governance

DestiNet is a website, partnered with the United Nations,  which brings together the global community of people and organisations working to make tourism more sustainable. This website will link you to reports, research papers, and other information that can help you in your project.

Be sure to read the article on How to Write a good Case Study

 

2015 Travel Writing Competition

WIN THESE PRIZES

Winner: R2 000,00 + Certificate + Publication on our website

Runner-up: R1 000,00 + Certificate + Publication on our website

Teachers: One year subscription to a travel magazine of your choice

Every year, the GTTP is running a Travel Writing Competition for Tourism learners in South African High Schools.

The purpose of the competition is to provide learners the opportunity to write a travel article through which they communicate with other people.

The theme of the travel writing competition is:

SECRET TRAILS OF MY COUNTRY

The objective of the competition is to showcase something unique and special in the area that will attract tourists to visit that part of South Africa.

You can write about anything – a historic area, a natural feature, a tourism event or a tourism activity. The sky is the limit as long as you take your readers on a journey with you to expose them to a secret trail in your area or province.

Remember to ask yourself the question:

Is this unique and special to my area and will my article attract tourists to our village, town or city?

Great cash prizes are up for grabs, so get WRITING!

Rules:

  • Only ONE article per learner
  • Maximum length: 500 – 800 words
  • Article must be typed (Arial 12 on A4 paper)
  • Maximum of 3 photographs (optional)
  • Written permission from the photographer to use his/her photos if you did not take them yourself.
  • The competition is ONLY open to Grade 10, 11 or 12 Tourism learners who are studying Tourism as a high school subject in South Africa.

 GTTP ownership of your article:

All photos that are submitted become the property of the GTTP, and if used in print or electronic media, the student photographer will be credited.

 Deadline for submissions is 29 May 2015

2015 Digital Photograph Competition

WIN THESE PRIZES

3 X R1 000,00 cash + International Certificate + Publication on local and international websites

Every year, the GTTP is running a Digital Photo Competition for Tourism learners in South African High Schools.

The purpose of the competition is to provide learners the opportunity to practice using visual tools to communicate with other people.

The theme of the digital photo competition is:

SOMETHING UNIQUE and SPECIAL IN MY COMMUNITY

The objective of the competition is to showcase something unique and special in the area that will attract tourists to visit that part of South Africa.

You can take a photo of anything – a historic building, a natural feature, an animal, a tourism event or a tourism activity. The sky is the limit!

Remember to ask yourself the question:

Is this unique and special to my area and will my photograph attract tourists to our village, town or city?

Great cash prizes are up for grabs, so get snapping!

Rules:

  • Only ONE photo (.jpeg) is permitted per learner.
  • Maximum size: 4MB.
  • The competition is ONLY open to Grade 10, 11 or 12 Tourism learners who are studying Tourism as a high school subject in South Africa.

What equipment to use:

You may use a digital camera or a cell phone camera.

GTTP ownership of your photos:

All photos that are submitted become the property of the GTTP, and if used in print or electronic media, the student photographer will be credited.

Deadline for submissions is 11 May 2015

2015 Competitions

South African entry wins 2014 international Digital Photo Competition

Chanté Robinson’s entry (“White Lion Yawning”) for the Digital Photo Competition was selected overall  winner in the international photo competition.  She wins an additional  R6 000 in prize money on top of the R1 000 she has already won when her photo was selected one of the three top entries in South Africa.   Chanté is a grade 11 learner at Northern Cape High School in Kimberley in the Northern Cape.  Congratulations Chanté!

INTERNATIONAL WINNING PHOTOGRAPH  –  WHITE LION YAWNING

South Africa 1 - White Lion yawning2

Chanté says, “The photograph was taken on 24 May 2014 on our farm in the Free State.”

Noordkaap 2

2014 Digital Photo Competition Winners

WINNERS OF THE DIGITAL PHOTO COMPETITION IN RANDOM ORDER
These photographs will be entered into the international competition



“WHITE LION YAWNING” “BIG HEART AFRICAN POT” “KING OF THE ANIMALS”
South Africa 1 - White Lion yawning2
South Africa 2 - Big heart African pot
South Africa 3 - King of Animals
CHANTE ROBINSON
   Noordkaap High School
Kimberley
Northern Cape
DHUVA LIPADSI
Thambatshira Scondary School
Thoyohandou
Limpopo
BIANCA FABER
 Noordkaap High School
Kimberley
Northern Cape
Noordkaap 2 Limpopo photo competition 2 Noordkaap 1
Teacher: Ms U van Rooyen Teacher: Ms R Mutshekwane Teacher: Ms U van Rooyen
Una

Limpopo photo competition

Una

2014 Travel Writing Competition Winners

RUNNER-UP:  THE SEAVIEW GAME AND LION PARK
Landon Coleske
Brandwag High School
Uitenhage
Seaview Game and Lion Park
Port Elizabeth

Teacher: Ms C von Willigh
Brandwag High School
Uitenhage
Landon 3 Seaview Game and Lion Park Ms C von Willigh 2
Publication of essay pending


WINNER OF FIRST PRIZE:   DOWN OXFORD STREET
Cikizwa Kentane
Beaconhurst High School
East London
Oxford street
East London

Teacher:  Mr Grant Collocot
Beaconhurst High School
East London
Cikizwa Kentane

Oxford street pic

DOWN OXFORD STREET
A travel writing article by Cikizwa Kentane

As well known as it is, most people would see less than what it is and what it once was. The history alone speaks for itself. From magnificent railway tracks, to concrete roads, between districts to  where we can find our homes.

Oxford Street, once flanked along its mile long length by single and two storied buildings, is now being taken over by
multi-storied structures. After all, East London has the fourth largest harbour in the country. Seeing the geographical position of East London gives it certain advantages over other seaports. The City Hall in itself has a time span of its own. With the surrounding buildings , Oxford Street has never once in a normal day stopped being busy. From the upside of Oxford Street, the Guild Theatre is one of three theatres. In all its popularity, the venue hosts all forms of live stage entertainment.

To have to convince a stranger about how Oxford Street is different, I would start from random strangers on the way for every moment somehow making your day. Do not get me wrong. I am one of the most rare you could find. From the past to new beginnings, not every turn has a brighter day. Oxford Street has its fair share of downfalls, yet today it still remains, Oxford Street. The title given could portray a much bigger picture than walking down a street. Many have done it. Some have jogged around it, and many others may as well enjoy the view of it.

From the mini boutique shops, to the dramatic salons along the way. Again, East London has flourished more than what many had expected. Finding myself along broken roads and every sign facing better days. From cappuccino moments that filled every centre without words, having to describe my Oxford Street…. A place where within the last five years I have lived. I then realise that with its downfalls somehow calculating every idea of why I chose Oxford Street, is somehow a difficult sum. Every day seems to be the same, from the cars, to the taxis, to the people  that find a way to your money. And, by this, I mean it is either you are paying for it or they just take it! How loud could it get? Oxford Street alone has been a foundation of religion and culture. With its olden day churches, with different textures and structures . And what would they be without the people?

Coming to the negatives facing Oxford Street, I myself am not happy to mention. The crime is yet still high and increases exponentionally. Car accidents caused by alcohol users and a few terrible roads. Yet, at the same time I do not and will not forget the beauty, the great history, the amazing people who you see and as always will greet with a smile.

As much as I have heard and to what I have seen, Oxford Street is not your ordinary street down the block. As part of a small town and the inspiration of people within it, this is one path, worth taking. 

2014 Research Competition Winners

    

THE 2014 RESEARCH COMPETITION – TOURISM AND SUSTAINABILITY

NATIONAL WINNERS:  PUNT HIGH SCHOOL, MOSSEL BAY, WESTERN CAPE

Johan Venter
Punt High School
Mossel Bay
Western Cape

Marizaan Beukes
Punt High School
Mossel Bay
Western Cape

Teacher: Ms M Bester
Punt High School
Mossel Bay
Western Cape

Johan Venter Marizaan Marinei

FIRST RUNNERS-UP:   DIAMANTVELD HIGH SCHOOL, KIMBERLEY, NORTHERN  CAPE

Janel Blaauw
Diamantveld High School
Kimberley
Northern Cape
Chinelle Calitz
Diamantveld High School
Kimberley
Northern Cape
Teacher: Ms J Hattingh
Diamantveld High School
Kimberley
Northern Cape
jANEL

Chinelle

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SECOND RUNNERS-UP: TIGER KLOOF HIGH SCHOOL,  VRYBURG, NORTH WEST

Loabile Thuli
Tiger Kloof High School
Vryburg
North West
Kgalaletso Leburu
Tiger Kloof High School
Vryburg
North West
Teacher: Mr Jacob Baloyi
Tiger Kloof High School
Vryburg
North West
Vryburg 3

Vryburg  girl 1

Mr J Baloyi

     

   

2017 Digital Photograph Competition

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WIN THESE PRIZES!!

  • 3 X R1 000,00 cash
  • International Certificate
  • Publication on local and international websites

Every year, the GTTP is running a Digital Photo Competition for Tourism learners in South African High Schools.

The purpose of the competition is to provide learners the opportunity to practice using visual tools to communicate with other people.

The theme of the digital photo competition is:

SOMETHING UNIQUE and SPECIAL IN MY COMMUNITY

The objective of the competition is to showcase something unique and special in the area that
will attract tourists to visit that part of South Africa.

You can take a photo of anything – a historic building, a natural feature, an animal, a tourism event or a tourism activity. The sky is the limit!

Remember to ask yourself the question:

Is this unique and special to my area and will my photograph attract tourists to our village, town or city?

RULES

  • Only one photo (JPEG) may be permitted per student.
  • Maximum size is 4MB.
  • Competition ONLY open to Grade 10, 11 or 12 Tourism learners who are studying Tourism as a high school subject in South Africa.

What equipment to use:

You may use a digital camera or a cell phone camera.

GTTP ownership of your photos:

All photos that are submitted become the property of the GTTP, and if used in print or electronic media, the student photographer will be credited.

Deadline for submissions is 2 MAY 2017


Some more reading about taking good photographs

As we said before, your task in this competition is to create one photo that can be used to introduce a visitor to your community.

The image should communicate “what is unique or special about my community.”

A word of warning: capturing this image will not be easy.

Preparing for the competition.

Introduction

One big challenge facing people creating images is that their audience judges their efforts very, very quickly. According to one study by Google, it takes just 0.05 seconds for an image to make a first impression on a person, and sometimes even less. First impressions, especially bad ones, rarely change. This is important information if you are designing a website, for example – or entering a photo competition.

A second challenge is that now everyone seems to be a photographer, which means everyone is also a photo connoisseur and critic.

By one estimate, 880 billion photos will be taken in 2017, mostly by people with camera-phones and digital cameras. Some estimates are higher.

The enormous number of photos available to be viewed online provides you with an opportunity to explore good and bad photography and to learn from that investigation before you submit your own photo.

So how should you prepare for this competition?

We suggest you take the following two steps.
Step 1: Make sure you understand your camera.

First of all, it does not matter whether you have a big expensive camera with many lenses or a small, inexpensive point-and-shoot. Skill and a good eye for a picture are more important. Both can be learned. Think of a sport you like: what is more important? Skill? Or equipment?

Your camera-phone, digital or film camera is just a tool in the same way that a wood chisel is a tool. Anyone can use a chisel, but only after practice can you use a chisel to make it do all that you need. So practice a lot before you choose a photo to submit.

Like any tool, it helps to know what your camera can and cannot do well. You know how to take pictures. However if you are like most people, you may not have invested much time investigating all the controls of your equipment. You can do this by taking many pictures at different camera settings. This will help you learn its strengths and weaknesses, and teach you to work with your camera’s strengths and avoid its weaknesses.

Reading books or online articles about photography and how to be a better photographer are always useful, and also fun, no matter how experienced you are. But the most useful thing you can do – as we said before — is take out your camera and practice, practice, practice.

Step 2: Look at other people’s photos.

We suggest looking at some of those 880 billion images.

Of course many of the images will be of interest only to the people taking the photos and not to anyone else. For those people, the quality of their photography is less important. You can learn from their efforts.

Billions of images also mean that many people are taking the same kinds of photo. For example, the artist Penelope Umbrico researching camera-phone photography in 2006 for one of her art projects found that the most common image tag or label was not “mother” or “baby” but “sunsets.” We have seen a lot of sunset photos submitted to this competition. None were memorable. Beach photos also are popular, and hard to do well.

So we suggest looking at as many travel photos as possible. You will be looking at pictures of sunsets, beaches, buildings, streets, houses, people, animals, planes, trains, boats. As you do, start thinking about which ones you like, and why. Think of yourself as a judge at a photo competition

We hope that after you review some of those 880 thousand billion images that you will know what travel photos engage you.

There are websites that share travel photos. For example, if you have a camera-phone, start by looking at www.flickr.com/groups/travelphonegraphy/ There are many other sites. Some online sites have groups that post images from specific brands of camera-phone, digital camera, and film camera.

And here is a quick tip: a carefully planned photograph is by definition is unlikely to be spontaneous. So include in your planning enough time to experiment taking the photograph from just the right position, and if possible experiment with different times of the day in order to get the light just right. Also pay attention to technical competence, which includes images being in focus, correctly exposed and not blurred because you could not hold the camera steady. If there is a horizon in your image, it needs to be level.

Then take your photos. Then pick the best one to enter in the competition.

A final word:

You may not realise it, but you are an experienced consumer of images. You see images on social media, TV, in advertisements, in newspapers, magazines, brochures, on computers, camera phones, billboards, noticeboards, and emails. Some of those images engage your attention, many do not. Whether you win or not, this competition can help you understand better how one visual medium functions, and this knowledge will help you in your career.