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2016 Travelport / Travel With Flair Tourism Teacher of the Year Award

On 3 October 2014 during the Gala event at the National Tourism Careers Expo in East London, the  Deputy Minister of Tourism,  Thokozile Xasa announced the brand new and exciting…     TRAVELPORT / TRAVEL WITH FLAIR TOURISM TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD    

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Deputy minister Thokozile Xasa

BACKGROUND

During the opening ceremony of the NTCE on Wednesday, we saw how the young people from different provinces were awarded for their achievements in Tourism.  They could have not have achieved this without the dedicated guidance and support from their teacher.  Teachers spend hours of their free time to ensure that these learners grow and develop beyond the normal scope of a classroom.  However, very often, this type of dedication is  overlooked, unnoticed and unrecognised. The focus is often on blaming the teachers for everything that goes wrong. If learners do not perform – blame the teacher; if learners are rude – blame the teacher; if the learners are late for class – blame the teachers; if the learner becomes a doctor – praise the learner.

It is high time the dedication and excellence get awarded by giving teachers the recognition they deserve.

Ladies and gentlemen, tonight I announce the birth of the

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Tourism Teacher-of-the-Year-Award


THE COMPETITION OVERVIEW

The competition aims to identify excellence in Tourism teaching.  Deserving teachers can be nominated  in three categories:

  • Tourism teachers who make a difference in the lives of his/her learners
  • Tourism teachers who make a difference in the school where he or she teaches
  • Tourism teachers who make a difference in his/her community.

A teacher can be nominated  and entered by anyone: the learners, the school principal, a member of the community, a subject adviser etc.

Shortlisted teachers will then be invited to submit supporting evidence of his/her achievements in Tourism.

 THE PRIZES

First Prize:  an overseas trip for 5 days + specialised advanced training in Tourism

Second prize: A  4-day trip in South Africa for 2 people + specialised advanced training in Tourism

Third Prize:  A weekend away for 2 people  + specialised advanced training in Tourism

 THE PARTNERS

  • TRAVELPORT SOUTH AFRICA
  • TRAVEL WITH FLAIR
  • THE NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM
  • NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  • CATHSSETA
  • THE GLOBAL TRAVEL & TOURISM PARTNERSHIP – SOUTH AFRICA
  • THE NATIONAL TOURISM CAREERS EXPO

We are looking forward to giving recognition to three excellent Tourism teachers next year on this NTCE platform.

After all:

IT IS NOT WHERE WE TEACH, BUT WHAT WE DO WITH WHAT WE HAVE.

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