Sustainable Tourism. Gain the skills and knowledge to drive sustainability in the largest industry worldwide: tourism!

This is a series of 2 courses that can be taken in any order.

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 the tourism phenomenon has grown significantly in recent decades and its contribution to the global economy is well documented. 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 is 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.

In this program, you will learn about the developments in tourism and the interrelationships between tourism, the economy, society and the environment. Contribute to the largest growing economy worldwide and making it greener!

What You’ll Learn:

  • Understand tourism as a social and environmental complex phenomenon
  • Gain an overview of global tourism development
  • Learn about the latest tourism developments across the world
  • Become part of ongoing dialogues on developments for the future of tourism

https://www.edx.org/xseries/wageningenx-sustainable-tourism

 

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