December 9, 2020 a Roundtable on training tourism experts and creating the St. Petersburg center of tourism competences under UNWTO. SUAI was represented by the Vice-Rector for International Affairs and the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities Konstantin Losev. The Tourism faculty-based educational program saw excellent recruitment rates even in 2020.
The Round Table talked on challenges in tourism education, synchronization of industry-based educational programs at different levels and building a linear educational process using new technologies.
The participants discussed creation of the St. Petersburg center of tourism competences under UNWTO, determining its tasks and operation processes. In addition, the experts and professors in tourism, economics, management, law together with city administration agreed to promote cooperation between St. Petersburg and other Russian regions in tourism education.