The 30 finalists will be eligible for full scholarships in 15 different programmes in Hospitality, Culinary and Pastry Arts Management, (Bachelors, Masters, MBAs) offered in the world-class academic institutions of Sommet Education: Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland and London, Les Roches Crans-Montana in Switzerland, Les Roches Marbella in Spain and École Ducasse in France.
Among the 30 winners, the top three most innovative entrepreneurial projects will be granted funding to support their initial development by Eurazeo, leading global investment group from which Sommet Education is a portfolio Company.
Facing up to the toughest times of a generation, the World Tourism Organization and Sommet Education share the conviction that this unprecedented challenge also entails the opportunity for the Hospitality industry not only to come back, but to grow better and hence stronger.
It is a unique opportunity to restart tourism in a more balanced, innovative and sustainable way, with Hospitality as one of its driving forces. The time is right to foster new ideas, offer a new industry paradigm and shift consumption habits.
World trade, travel and leisure can grow back while respecting limited natural resources and engaging deeper with local communities and businesses.
To this end, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Sommet Education present a hospitality challenge which aim is to collect fresh ideas, to foster new approaches in the sector and a shift towards sustainability and innovation.
This Hospitality Challenge is the result of the partnership between UNWTO and Sommet Education, global leader in Hospitality education. This call for applications to the challenge aims to reach the most disruptive startups, entrepreneurs and innovators to drive impact on Hospitality sector in 4 different categories, taking a step forward for Sustainable Development in the recovery efforts.