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Sustainable Tourism: Development, Principles and Policies

This course looks at the evolution, principles, policies and pitfalls surrounding the development of sustainable tourism.

Sustainable Tourism: Development, Principles and Policies
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study8 hours

Can we really make sustainable tourism a reality?

This short course will help you to critically understand and debate on the practices and challenges related to sustainable tourism management at local, national and global levels. We will consider the changing dimensions of tourism, and the evolution, principles, policies and pitfalls of its sustainable management and development.

What topics will you cover?

  • The evolution and principles of sustainable management and development of sustainable tourism
  • The global importance and changing dimensions of tourism
  • Theoretical frameworks, concepts and policies related to sustainable tourism
  • Opportunities and challenges for achieving sustainable tourism at local, national and global levels

What will you achieve?

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

  • Explore the changing dimensions of tourism and the challenges in managing the impacts of meeting alternative principles
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the evolution and principles of sustainable management and development of sustainable tourism
  • Develop an understanding of the theoretical frameworks, concepts, policies and pitfalls related to sustainable tourism management at local, national and global levels

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