Modern challenges and trends of professional tourist education
Olena Mikho, Tatiana Sokol
In response to the exponential rise in COVID-19 infections, many countries across regions are implementing lockdowns, travel restrictions, social distancing policies, and workplace and school closures. These necessary measures aim to slow the spread of the virus, minimize lives lost and avoid catastrophic outcomes for national health systems, but they also have a sudden and drastic impact on workers and enterprises. Labour markets were disrupted on a historically unprecedented scale. In 2020, 8.8 per cent of global working hours were lost, equating to 255 million full-time jobs, four times the number lost during the 2009 financial crisis.
Keywords: tourism industry; higher education; professional training; program; Bachelor's Degree; Master’s Degree; Hospitality, Leisure and Sports; online and blended learning program