Education and Employment in Tourism

On 12 September, the Ministerial Debate on the theme “Education and Employment in Tourism, realizing SDG 4 and SDG 8” will discuss the challenges of the Future of Work in Tourism and how the sector can adapt to contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goal at the national and global levels, more specifically, SDGs 4 and 8.

Tourism is expected to continue growing in the coming years. This presents both an opportunity and a challenge: the opportunity to invest and create quality jobs and opportunities in the tourism sector and the challenge of investing in highly qualified and motivated human capital that meets current and future market demands. Such human capital will ultimately enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of tourism. To do so, it must adapt to the emergence of new businesses models, products and services, to digitalization and robotization and constant change, which requires different competencies, knowledge, personal skills and attributes.

At a moment where creating opportunities for young people is a common challenge to all, the Ministerial Debate on ‘Education and Employment in Tourism, realizing SDG 4 and SDG 6’ will bring together Ministers of Tourism to share their vision and experience to set a common roadmap for the common quest of building more and better jobs for all.

Contact information

For any enquiries about the Ministerial debate on Education and Employment in Tourism, please contact: Ms. Maria Soledad Gaido ( 

Programme and presentation

Programme (English)

Programme (Spanish)


Presentation on Education and a New Enlightenment:

Mr. Diego del Alcazar, Executive Vice-President, IE University