UNWTO Executive Education


UNWTO.ExecutiveEducation Initiatives seek to strengthen and develop the capacities and competencies of tourism professionals in their key action areas, as well as to share knowledge and tools in a practical and interactive mode.

These Initiatives are offered onsite, online and blended format, and are always tailor-made to the needs of the different target audiences. 

Such Initiatives are facilitated by UNWTO international experts from UNWTO, UNWTO partners’ organizations and/or UNWTO.TedQual certified Institutions, and co-organised with Tourism National Administrations/Organizations from UNWTO Member States.

Target Audience


The UNWTO.ExecutiveEducation Initiatives are for high-level tourism officials and professionals from UNWTO Member States’ public and private sector and civil society.






  • Familiarize participants with UNWTO’s vision and knowledge;
  • Build the capacities and competencies of Tourism officials and professionals in their key action areas;
  • Share knowledge and tools in a practical and interactive manner;
  • Develop abilities for the application of tourism management processes, techniques and strategies;
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration between UNWTO Membre States and UNWTO.

Who can request / co-organize UNWTO.ExecutiveEducation Initiatives?

UNWTO Member States and/or UNWTO/Themis Partners that wish to receive UNWTO’s support in launching UNWTO education, training and capacity building actions.



The UNWTO Academy also delivers the UNWTO Practicum aimed at:

  1. visiting UNWTO headquarters in Madrid (Spain) and its UNWTO Academy in Andorra la Vella (Andorra);
  2. familiarizing NTA officials with the different activities of the Programme of Work; and 
  3. giving a specialized workshop on the current areas of interest.


For further information, please contact us via capacity@unwtothemis.org 


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