An educational project for the preparation of specialists for work in the tourism industry “School of Caucasian Hospitality” will be implemented in the North Caucasus. The memorandum of cooperation in the creation of the “School of Hospitality” was signed on Thursday by the heads of “The Resorts of the North Caucasus” JSC (RNC), the North Caucasus Federal University (NCFU) and the Hague School of Hospitality.
The parties have agreed to train personnel for work in tourist-recreational special economic zones of the North Caucasus. According to the project, the school will be integrated into the training network of NCFU – to the Institute of Service, Tourism and Design located in Pyatigorsk. In their turn, the experts of the Hague school will help their Russian colleagues with the program development.
Pyatigorsk is a small town hidden in the Northern Caucasus Mountains. Pyatigorsk is located in the South of Stavropol region in the middle of the Caucasian Mineral Waters area. The name of the town means "Five Mountains Town". This place is a famous Russian mineral water resort and even during the time of the tsars the nobles would come to drink, bathe and relax in mineral waters of Pyatigorsk and recover their health. Pyatigorsk is one of the oldest spa resorts in Russia. The city was founded at the foot of Mt Mashuk in 1780. The health resort provides unique medical resources, and its underground wealth supplies 50 different mineral springs of 5 different types. One of the most effective spas of Russia, it has been developed on the basis of the local curative springs, medical mud taken from Lake Tambukan located 10 km from Pyatigorsk, and the mild climate of the area. It is one of 116 historical towns of the Russian Federation. The history of Pyatigorsk is rich with bright, significant events, and now it is the cultural center of Stavropol region as this land preserves the memory of one of the greatest poets of the world – Mikhail Lermontov.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina