Sustainable Tourism, Prof. Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 70 days
    Duration
EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Sustainable Tourism in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX. Gain the skills and knowledge to drive sustainability in the tourism industry, the largest industry in the world!
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About

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 Sustainable Tourism program at Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX 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.

Job Outlook

  • 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.
  • The United Nations has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. It marked the beginning of a visible awareness of making the industry greener.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 70 days
    • Intensity 6 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      6-8 hours per week, per course
  • Languages
    • English
    Schedule TOEFL® Schedule IELTS
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainable Tourism: Society & Environmental Aspects
  • Sustainable Tourism: Rethinking the future

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

  • Schedule a TOEFL® test
  • Schedule an IELTS test

Tuition Fee

  • International

    198 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 198 USD for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
  • National

    198 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 198 USD for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
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Funding

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