Sustainable Tourism Development
- No prerequisites are required
The course is intended to introduce students with the concepts of sustainable tourism development, it's patterns, principles and their practical application in tourism management. During the course students will gain an understanding about the strengths and challenges of tourism as a tool for sustainable development. Course helps to form a systematic knowledge about the impacts of the tourism industry on destinations and local communities. Environmental, sociocultural and economic impact including multiplier effect and tourism leakage will be analysed. Students will be introduced with the key actors in the sustainable tourism, their impact and interaction within each other. Students also will be able to understand how sustainable tourism works within different type of tourism sectors and types of tourism. Course will discuss the challenges and impacts of coastal tourism to the sustainable development of the area. During the course students will look into the concept and dimensions of ecotourism, main principles, types of ecotourism and the role of each stakeholder in it.
Who this course is for:
- Persons involved Tourism Sector
- 16:11Historical Background and the Nature of Sustainable Tourism
- 15:32The Environmental Dimension of Sustainable Tourism
- 19:52The Economic Dimension of Sustainable Tourism
- 20:07The Social Dimension of Sustainable Tourism
- 9 questionsQuiz of Module 1
The project involves five partners from Lithuania (2), Sweden (1), Poland (1) and Denmark (1). The partnership is composed of the universities and a business college. The partners are supported by associated partners (biotechnology association, association of distance and e-learning as well as tourist information organisations). The project is led by the Klaipeda University from Lithuania.
The overall idea of the project is to enable the exchange of knowledge and transfer of good practice from R&D sector to practitioners in marine biotechnology, marine/coastal tourism sectors as well as to students searching for education in a given field.