Training & Professional Development


One of the Institute of Travel & Tourism’s principal objectives is to raise and maintain professional standards in the industry.
ITT provides support and guidance, together with guidelines for the formal recognition of individual progress.

Continuous Professional Development is important to individuals as well as to the future of the travel and tourism industry. ITT works with partner organisations and industry professionals to provide training courses and seminars at reduced rates for Members.

OPen University

Open UniversityITT has an agreement with the Open University to provide web-based learning and development courses ideal for CPD for members. In working with the OU, ITT has negotiated for members a special discount of 10% off for these courses.

Details are available at where Members will be linked with the Course registrations at the discounted prices. What’s more, successful completion of any of these courses can be counted towards your CPD requirements for the year.

You can view a sample of the materials at The courses are designed for busy professionals and feature the distinctive strengths of the OU from its years of expertise in work-based learning, normally condensed into approximately 20-30 hours of study and offering:

  • The convenience of accessing clearly presented and sequenced materials and activities and the support of an expert learning adviser whenever it suits you and wherever you have access to the protected course web-site.
  • A work-based activity submitted and assessed as an assignment to help you connect a course to your learning and organisational context and needs. 
  • An OU Certificate of successful completion to demonstrate your CPD to your employer and/or professional bodies.

Initial courses include professional skills such as Managing Performance Through People, Effective Leadership Skills, Managing Organisation Performance and Applying Strategic Thinking.

There are also some specialist courses in IT and Travel Planning. New Courses are being added regularly so look out for further information in upcoming communications or keep checking the links above to see what’s new.

For more information contact: The Open University Centre for Continuing Professional Development, The Open University, Walton Hall MK 7 6AA Phone: 0870 900 9577 Email: Web:

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