Dr. Eng. Mincho Polimenov, Assoc. Prof.
Prof. d-r Asen Zlatarov University 8010 Burgas, Bulgaria
Abstract. The article seeks to draw the attention of government institutions, schools, universities and the tourism business so as to link educational policies in such a way that young people would be motivated in the profession they choose and would have a guaranteed job in tourism. The aim is to innovate educational systems in order to improve the quality of knowledge and skills and increase competencies and competency models. The possibility for validation of knowledge and skills in the work environment has been considered and a constructive differentiated system, star class qualification for a specific position has been proposed. Education is focused on market demand and the possibility of establishing a link between secondary and
higher education, credit recognition in certain disciplines, and creating opportunities
for upgrading in the profession and certification of knowledge and skills. We are
looking for an opportunity for freedom in education, duality and class in business
training, which will materialize in adequate financial remuneration for the work
Keywords: tourism policies; tourism education; competencies; incentives and competitive advantage; competence and quality