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Tourism and Peace

Analyse one of the most current and fervent discussions in the field of tourism management at a global level.

  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Do you think tourism can ever be a driver for peace?

The course dissects one of the most current and fervent discussions in the field of tourism management at a global level. The historical roots of the debate, its progress and the implications for international and national policies of tourism development will be analysed, and you’ll immerse yourself in the practical and theoretical through case studies and the presentation of international projects.

What topics will you cover?

  • The debate about tourism as an ‘industry of peace’
  • Declaration of Amman
  • Critical aspects of the debate on tourism and peace
  • Culture, tourism and peacebuilding
  • Supranational bodies for policies related to tourism and peace

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Explore and understand the different perspectives that make up the complex debate around the causal relationship between tourism and peace
  • Investigate the institutional implications at the supranational level of the debate
  • Actively reflect on the possible progress of the debate, in theory and in practice

Who is the course for?

Students who have a background in social sciences, arts and humanities, business studies or tourism and hospitality, or those with a background in sustainable development will be interested.

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?

Lecturer in International Tourism Management and research fellow (Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations) at Coventry University.

Lecturer in Event Management

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
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