Tourism is already one of the world’s largest industries and it's still experiencing incredible growth. Industries of major importance worldwide, Travel and Tourism directly contribute $1.4 trillion (U.S.) to the global economy. One in ten of the world’s total jobs are in travel and tourism and that number is growing.
Join this Sustainable Tourism - Society and Environmental Aspects course at Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX, part of this Professional Certificate Sustainable Tourism if you want to learn where this growth is coming from and what the effects will be on the social and natural environment. You’ll be challenged with more critical reflections of an industry steeped in comfort and enjoyment.
You’ll also discover that tourism is more than just a powerful economic force. Tourist activities affect the environment of travel destinations and influence cultures worldwide. Tourism is very sensitive to global transformations such as changing consumer behavior, economic developments, climate change, epidemics, or acts of terrorism. Tourism is in fact a complex phenomenon.
To explore the development of the tourism phenomenon and begin to build your own reflections on the industry, you'll be exposed to a variety of weekly insights throughout the course. These include historical backgrounds, a variety of social science approaches, common theoretical constructs, related systemic observations, and exposure to environmental, social and economic implications of tourism.
What you'll learn
- How to view tourism as a complex social and environmental phenomenon
- An overview of global tourism development in its historical context
- Ways to distinguish differences in the social study of tourism
- How to conceive of the sheer size and systemic development of tourism
- To analyse mutual relationships between tourism and its environment
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- Module 1: Introduction & Overview
- Module 2: History of global tourism development
- Module 3: Scientific approaches and systemic observations
- Module 4: Key theories and global flows
- Module 5: Environmental impacts of tourism
- Module 6: Synthesis and looking forward
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- 42 days
- 6 hrs/week
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Level: Introductory
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