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.
About the online programme Sustainable Tourism
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 (eco)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 online programme 'Sustainable Tourism'
This online programme consists of two MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, who can be taken in any desired order. Your time investment will be about 6-8 hours per week per online 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.
The effects of Corona virus on the tourism industry
There is no doubt that the (eco)tourism industry is being affected by the Covid-19 corona virus outbreak. How will we recover, and will we fully recover? How does corona effects the tourists and their behaviour? And how can we pick up after this? How do we take it from here? Since it’s so relevant, we will address these questions in our Tourism MOOCs and make room for this on our discussion platform and case studies.