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BARIG Partners With Schule Für Touristik to Support Prospective Employees in the Aviation Industry

The Board of Aviation Representatives in Germany (BARIG) has today announced a new partnership in their ‘Academic & Consulting’ section with Schule für Touristik to help support the development of new employees in the aviation and tourism industries.


Left to Right: BARIG’s Secretary General, Michael Hoppe and Schule für Touristik’s Principal, Petra Weigand-Datz – Courtesy BARIG/Claasen Communication

On Monday (February 21, 2022), BARIG, the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany, announced a new partnership with Schule für Touristik (School of Tourism), an important educational institution in the travel industry in Germany, to support future aviation and tourism professionals. Within BARIG’s ‘Academic & Consulting’ section, the new partnership will help promote vocational training of employees in preparation for processes in passenger, cargo or flight handling. During their vocational training, continuing education or studies, students can choose various fields from the aviation and tourism sectors, as well as fields of office administration or design and media technology. The new initiative will support the need for professional personnel as the aviation industry continues its post-pandemic recovery.


In Today’s announcement, BARIG’s Secretary General, Michael Hoppe, said,


“Working within various fields of the aviation sector is particularly challenging in these difficult times, however, it also holds many opportunities for the next generation with their innovative approaches and creative ideas. We are looking forward to cooperating with the School of Tourism and supporting students and prospective employees in the aviation industry with practical professional experience and networking opportunities within the airline community.”


Also commenting on the new partnership, Schule für Touristik’s Principal, Petra Weigand-Datz, said,


“In recent years, and especially in the course of the corona pandemic, it has become clear that digitization is playing an increasingly important role in the economy and in tourism. We at the School of Tourism have therefore also started to concentrate on digital expertise. We offer our students a comprehensive training or study program with focus on aviation and tourism, as well as interesting continuing education courses related to digital applications and services.”


Die Schule für Touristik Wiegand GmbH & Co. KG is based in Frankfurt and is one of the most renowned institutes in Germany for the fields of aviation and tourism. Since 1988, the school has offered a wide range of vocational training and continuing education courses and study programs. For more information, please click here.


Founded in 1951, Frankfurt am Main-based BARIG (Board of Airline Representatives in Germany e.V.) represents over 100 national and international airlines in the scheduled, charter, low cost and air cargo sectors. The association works to improve conditions in the aviation industry in Germany and is the key industry contact for politics, authorities, industry and media.



Source: BARIG/Classen Communication