BBI & UNESCO Launch the Innovation Tourism Hub

Bethlehem Business Incubator at Bethlehem University launched the new “Tourism Innovation Hub” on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022. Tourism Innovation Hub – TIH is a new project led by Bethlehem Business Incubator – BBI in partnership with UNESCO within the TVET4Future project, funded by ENABEL – Belgium development agency. This new Hub focuses on youth, women, and people with disabilities.

The opening ceremony with opening remarks by Fr. Iyad Twal, Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University, Ms. Noha Bawazir, UNESCO Representative in Palestine & Head of Office, Ms. Christelle Jocquet, Enabel Resident Representative, and H.E Kamel Humeid, Bethlehem Governor. Following the official opening, participants visited the premises of Bethlehem University and the working space of the Tourism Innovation Hub with the presence of various partners and stakeholders to meet and exchange ideas about the project and the future of youth in Palestine.

With a focus on entrepreneurship, culture, and digitization, this hub will develop into an encouraging co-learning and co-working environment for TVET in the tourism sector. In order to support the growth of cultural and creative industries and positively affect tourism in Palestine, starting in Bethlehem, this innovation hub aims to become a shared workspace and a location for sharing knowledge and networking where youth, women, and youth with disabilities from the TVET track can take advantage of a variety of services and programs.

A 3-day bootcamp on Tourism Innovation also kicked off during the launch.

Tourism Innovation Hub – TIH is a new project led by Bethlehem Business Incubator – BBI in partnership with UNESCO within the TVET4Future project, funded by ENABEL – Belgium development agency.

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