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Developing and Monitoring Sustainable Tourism Indicators

Consider ways of managing sustainable tourism and develop procedures and practices for monitoring sustainable tourism indicators.

Developing and Monitoring Sustainable Tourism Indicators
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study8 hours

Explore the effectiveness of sustainable tourism indicators

This course examines the development process of destination-specific sustainable tourism indicators and their use in tourism policy and planning at different destination types (eg coastal, urban, small communities). You will consider a range of case studies from around the world, to help you learn and understand comprehensive ways of managing tourism.

What topics will you cover?

  • Growth of tourism in the new millennium
  • Sustainability tourism issues, ranging from the management of natural resources, satisfaction of tourists and host communities, preservation of cultural heritage, seasonality, and economic leakages
  • Sustainable tourism destination-specific indicators, their use in tourism policy and planning at different destination types (eg coastal, urban, small communities)
  • Range of case studies experiences at local, national and regional levels from around the world

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop an understanding of the importance of managing the impacts of tourism, and the development of sustainable tourism indicators
  • Explore and apply the development process of sustainable tourism indicators for different destination types (eg coastal, urban, small communities)
  • Develop an understanding of monitoring indicators and implementing sustainable tourism policies

Who is the course for?

This course will be of interest and relevant to students who have a background in social sciences, arts and humanities, business studies, tourism and hospitality, and/or those with a background in sustainable development.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Vijay Reddy is an Associate Professor in Tourism & Marketing. Dr Reddy has been invited by policy organizations including UN Secretariat, UNEP, UNESCO and UNWTO to comment on sustainability issues.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry