It is anticipated that Icelanders will travel more around their own country next summer than in previous years in light of the economic situation and tourism companies are therefore urged to prepare for an increased number of tourists.
Traveling in Iceland. On Snaefellsnes peninsula in the west. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.
“It is important to react to an increased number of tourists with better services and higher quality,” said María Gudmundsdóttir, information and education representative of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association (SAF). Fréttabladid reports.
SAF estimates that around 38 percent of all employees of the Icelandic tourist industry do not hold any formal education in the industry.
On the Day of Education in Tourism, held at Grand Hotel in Reykjavík on Thursday, a project on training in tourism was presented as part of a new basic and management course in tourism.
At the occasion, Minister of Industry and Tourism Össur Skarphédinsson presented Icelandic Farm Holidays with SAF’s occupational education award.
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