High-grade training and serving tourists are some of the main conditions for improving the quality of integrated tourist product, the attractiveness and competitiveness of Russian tourism, which causes the relevance of the article. The purpose of this article is to present the results of the integration of business study and training system for the tourism industry through the establishment of a national system of professional qualifications, conducted within the framework of the research work "the Formation of the organizational-economic mechanism of creation of national system of professional qualifications in the hospitality industry" (registration number of RTD projects: AAAA-A16-116021510165-3). General scientific methods of cognition, including theoretical research (analysis, synthesis, aggregation), as well as methods of logical-determinant structure information, structural-descriptive method, and expert evaluation were used to study this problem. The approach to training for the tourism industry, proposed in this article is fundamentally different from existing approaches, those that see it as part of the national system of professional qualifications. The article substantiates that the basis of the mechanism of integration of business and education is the development of business representatives and professional standards activities. The authors note that professional standards are the basis not only of improving the system of personnel training for the tourism industry, but also the subsequent independent assessment of the qualifications of graduates of universities and colleges. The materials of the article are of practical value to educational institutions engaged in the training of personnel for the tourism industry and the companies in this sector.
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