The GTRCMC was established in 2018 by the Hon. Edmund Bartlett and Dr. Taleb Rafai (Former Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization) as a global think tank that focuses exclusively on building resilience and managing crises that disrupt tourism. George Brown College will become the first Canadian partner of the Centre and establish a Satellite Centre focused on research and development, policy advocacy and communication management, program/project design and management, and training and capacity building in various areas.
This partnership announcement between the GTRCMC and George Brown College comes at a critical time for the industry as it recovers from a global pandemic and deals with economic fallout from the ongoing war in East Europe. The Centre also focuses on research and anticipating the next inevitable crises and tourism disruptors so that global tourism destinations can better prepare themselves and ensure tourism resilience and ability to recover from these disruptors … read more