BU MSc Tourism Management and Marketing student Rachel Lao has been awarded an UNWTO.Themis Foundation internship. The Foundation – a United Nations associated institution – is responsible for implementing the work programme on Education and Training of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
The UNTWO.Themis Foundation undergoes annual recruiting drives to select the best young professionals looking to gain professional experience in the world of international tourism. The internships last six months, with the participants required to speak two languages and have a tourism-related education as they support the Foundation on their various pursuits.
Rachel, originally from Macau, has previously studied Heritage Management at the Institute of Tourism Studies in her home city.
Lorraine Brown, the MSc Tourism Management and Marketing Programme Leader is proud of Rachel’s achievement. “It is a great achievement for one of our postgraduate students to secure an internship with the UN World Tourism Organisation, given that our tourism programmes are accredited by this body. Rachel worked hard to win her place in this prestigious organisation, which will undoubtedly help her in a future career in the tourism industry”.
The UNWTO.Themis Foundation was founded on 3 June 1998 with the signing of an administrative agreement between the Principality of Andorra and the World Tourism Organisation at the 58th meeting of the Executive Council in Lisbon.