"Sometimes I wonder why I do this to myself", says hanne dittmar and laughs. The hotel specialist, a master craftswoman in the hospitality industry and lecturer at the chamber of industry and commerce (IHK), has been traveling the world from aschach for decades, teaching professional practice in namibia, tanzania and egypt, in jamaica, china, tibet, bulgaria, turkey, serbia, zanzibar, ukraine and lebanon. In april, she will be working in ukraine again for a few weeks, on behalf of the GIZ, the german society for international cooperation.
"The german vocational training system is appreciated all over the world", says dittmar. The international demand for german trainers, also in the hotel and restaurant sector, is growing steadily. "More and more countries want to profit from tourism." This presupposes a professionalism in the service to the guests. "It's my job to set up these service structures in many countries first. In some countries, I often have to work with minimal resources at the beginning, says the 59-year-old. To start a practice-oriented education when you have even less than the bare essentials, let alone no money, is a rough challenge, he says.