Did you know the tourism industry is one of the largest industries worldwide? It faces many challenges, especially in taking on responsibilities to become more sustainable.
The societal importance of tourism has grown significantly in recent decades. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, tourism represents over 9% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and accounts for nearly 8% of global employment. But tourism is more than just a powerful economic force. It is also closely linked to major global changes in culture, politics, technology and the environment. It affects the quality of life and well-being of individuals and regions and plays an important role in community, regional and urban development. Bringing sustainable tourism into practice benefits the whole community.
Join this programme and learn about the developments in tourism and the interrelationships between tourism, the economy, society and the environment. You will learn about the different types of sustainable tourism practices, like ecotourism.
- It’s one of the largest industries of the world!
- There are just over 12 million people employed in the European Union in economic activities related to tourism and the demand is increasing.
- While Travel & Tourism is one of the largest economic sectors, there is always need in skilled gamechangers.
Content of the Professional Certificate Programme 'Sustainable Tourism'
This Professional Certificate Programme consists of two MOOCs who can be taken in any desired order. Your time investment will be about 6-8 hours per week per course, and the average length is 5-6 weeks per MOOC. Of course, you can study in your own time, at your own pace, so you can adjust the duration.
How to enrol
Interested? Read more about this programme on EdX and enrol.