Bermuda Tourism Authority and International Air Transport Association (IATA) launch partnership
07.11.2023 Bermuda Hamilton City, Bermuda   130
Bermuda Tourism Authority and International Air Transport Association (IATA) launch partnership

The Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which accounts for 83% of global air travel, are pleased to announce an innovative partnership to ignite passion for aviation careers and create a vibrant community of first-class air transport navigators . This sought-after initiative expands professional skills to meet the rapidly evolving needs of the travel and hospitality industry, and embodies our unwavering commitment to delivering on the promise of our National Tourism Program.


BTA has carefully selected nine courses from a wide range of professional and development programs, offered by IATA. These courses have been specially selected to meet the needs of our industry. They cover important topics such as airline customer service fundamentals, diversity and inclusion, and more. These courses are now available through our online learning platform BTA+. This platform was introduced by BTA to provide industry training and education opportunities for people who want to improve their careers in the hospitality industry. IATA training is designed to be the first point of reference worldwide for aviation professionals, students and businesses seeking standard aviation industry practices and needs. A full list of available courses can be found on the BTA+ website.


“As a professional pilot and aviation safety regulator, ongoing training is required to develop and maintain competency in the relevant functions,” said Tariq Lynch-Wade, Director of Operations for the Authority. civil aviation Bermuda. “This philosophy of continuous learning underpins the industry's high level of safety. It also strengthens the partnership between BTA and IATA, supporting efforts to facilitate Bermudians' access to entry into and further education in the aviation industry,” added Mr Lynch-Wade.


The courses will provide professionals with the opportunity to understand the mutually beneficial relationship between aviation and the larger tourism industry, highlighting the important role of aviation in shaping travel experiences. This development is timely as it coincides with the historic launch of Bermuda's first airline, BermudAir. This marks an important milestone for our industry and opens the door for those considering this as a career option. Involving residents as the initial point of contact with our visitors is a great way to collectively elevate Bermuda.


“Bringing IATA expertise into our education ecosystem is a wonderful step forward for us and the tourism industry,” said Davida O' Brian, Tourism Standards and Training Manager, Bermuda Tourism Authority. “For students who may have once thought becoming a pilot or flight attendant was just a dream, partnerships like these demonstrate that it is truly achievable. We have seen many people from our community succeed in their aviation careers, and we are committed to fostering more similar connections across our island,” concluded Ms O'Brien.

Te , who are currently working in the tourism industry, or anyone who wants to start a new career in the tourism industry, can benefit from this collaboration and are encouraged to register with BTA+ to access aviation and tourism courses.

Source: gotobermuda

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