Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Project on the Largest Tourism and Travel Portal in the Baltic States

Project on the Largest Tourism and Travel Portal in the Baltic States

Information on the Project Multiplier event held in Riga on June 2, 2016 and the project outputs has been published on the largest Tourism Portal in the Baltic States Travelnews.lv.

Tourism media group BalticTravelnews.com began its activities in 2003 with launching tourism business website TurismaBizness.lv (Eiropa.lv). Today it offers several tourism news websites for Internet users in Latvia (Travelnews.lv, TurismaBizness.lv), Lithuania (Travelnews.lt, TurizmoVerslas.lt), Estonia (Travelnews.ee) and Baltic tourism news website BalticTravelnews.com (in English, German and Russian languages).Since 2003, more than 400 Latvian and foreign enterprises, organizations and societies have become BalticTravelnews.com partners. http://www.baltictravelnews.com/

The information on the project with certain suggestions for the industry on how to access the project end products and how to actively use them has been published on its Latvian site and it is accessible both for tourism and hospitality industry professionals as well as for tourists and anyone searching for the information on travel and tourism in Latvia.

The article is available on:  http://travelnews.lv/?m_id=18273&i_id=5&pub_id=100765&Apgusti-svesvalodas-interaktiva-veida

 

Prof. Ineta Luka

Manager of Turiba University team

Project Presentation at Liepaja, Latvia

On June 3, 2016 the project team member Valerija Malavska presented the project at Liepaja University.

Liepaja University is the largest university in Kurzeme region of Latvia. The higher educational establishment was founded in 1954 on the basis of Teacher Training Institute. For long years the educational establishment offered education in educational science. Concurrently with teacher training study programmes a broad spectrum of non-pedagogical study programmes has been offered since 1990. It has four Faculties and among them the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences provides education in Tourism management and recreation as well.

The project objectives and outputs were presented to the university language professors, focussing on language aspects and intercultural aspects.

Dr.paed. Ineta Luka

Professor

Turiba University project manager

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Information on Dissemination at Turiba University Faculty Council

The Faculty Council is the highest collegiate body of the Faculty of University which gives suggestions on how to improve the study process so that it corresponds to the industry requirements. The Council is formed by 1/3 of the Faculty professors, 1/3 ot tourism and hospitality industry employers, 1/3 of students.

On June 3, 2016 the project outputs were presented at the Faculty Council and some useful suggestions on how to introduce the modules into regular curricula were received. The employers also indicated that the project outputs are significant for improving employees’ language competence, especially the third and fourth language competence.

Dr.paed. Ineta Luka

Professor

Turiba University project manager  

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.