In 1953 Willy Scharnow established the „Foundation for international destination knowledge of the youth“ to grant better professional opportunities to the new generation in tourism by an improved vocational and advanced training. In honour of the founder it is nowadays named „Willy Scharnow Foundation for Tourism“.
Objectives of the Foundation:
Support of dedicated touristical employees
Achievement of above-average responsibility and by thus additional motivation to work in tourism
The 6 business segments of the Foundation are Educational tours and seminars, Scholarships for practical trainings in foreign countries, Language courses – national and abroad, Top score apprenticeship recognition, Willy Scharnow Award and the Historical Archive for Tourism (HAT)