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Online Course

Sustainable Tourism: Rethinking the future

Wageningen University via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate $99 Certificate Available
  • Effort 6-8 hours a week
  • Duration 9 weeks long
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Overview

Are you aware of the sheer size and rapid development of tourism? And do you like to engage in meaningful debates about these developments as they appear today and/or tomorrow? If so, this course is for you!

Learn more about different social science perspectives to tourism. Implement these perspectives to a tourism case , and share your insights in a professional team environment including practitioners, visionaries, and/or tourism entrepreneurs joining this course.

Learn and work on promising and new tourism developments, including Digital Nomadism, Urban Overtourism, Accessible Tourism, or Ecotourism.

In this course, you'll explore these and other inspiring developments currently observed in the tourism industry. You'll make use of interdisciplinary insights to rethink the status quo of tourism. Alternatives can only become real if we allow for an open space for continuous discussion and the generation of new tourism narratives.

Not only do we provide space to connect ideas into new narratives for change, we will also challenge you to remain engaged after completion of the course. As a verified learner, there will be lots of opportunity to exchange ideas with tourism scholars from the Wageningen University who are happy to discuss the future of tourism with you.

The effects of Covid-19 corona virus on the tourism industry

There is no doubt that the tourism industry is being affected by the Covid-19 corona virus outbreak. How will we recover, and will we fully recover? How does corona effects the tourists and their behaviour? And how can we pick up after this? How do we take it from here? Since it’s so relevant, we will address these questions in our Tourism MOOCs and make room for this on our discussion platform and case studies.

Taught by

Arjaan Pellis and Jonas Skutka

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Reviews for edX's Sustainable Tourism: Rethinking the future Based on 13 reviews

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The dates and deadlines should be little more flexible. As course is ending on march 5th but certain deadlines are over by feb 25th and its really difficult to get attention and mingle through this platform with our team mates. I was irregular due to my regular studies so i strongly recommend this course should have a timeline of completion in summer and during christmas break so that all have ample time to finish it. It was overall good learning experience and live cases of here will be surely enriching in post en-devours of mine. Thanks and Regards
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This course offers a vision of tourism from different points of view: psychology, sociology and geography. The classes can be easily understood and the teachers give master classes that are enjoyable and easy to follow. I recommend it above all to those people who think that tourism needs to adapt to a more innovative approach in order to respond to the environmental and social problems that we face today and thus one day be able to change the future of tourism.
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It was an amazing journey towards the practice of sustainable tourism development. The course will enlighten you of specific concepts in Sociology, Geography, and Psychology that are directly related to the practice of tourism. You get to study in a diverse, multicultural environment. You will encounter unique ideas from your fellow learners. You will come up with case studies and personal visions that can help you grow professionally and personally as well.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Fantastic course. learned a-lot from the instructors virtually. requirements were straight to the point and clear. quizzes were very insightful. Also sharing ideas in the discussion form was interesting. Over all the moderators use of examples was useful to help understand the theory behind this subject. As a first time online user i found the edx very user friendly.

Thank you and i will be looking further into more courses.
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Anonymous completed this course.
The course instructors within the videos have a lot of positive energy. However, I believe we needed a better guide or coach in the teamwork section. The learning material and order of the course outline flowed. But as we what I stated in my review in for the first course in sustainable tourism, more resources and links to trends, current events or even job libraries should be given
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I enjoyed this course very much, it was more The complex that I was expecting and even more difficult than I expected, I also scared that I may not pass, as I did very bad in the first exam... But fingers crossed. I learned a lot about tourism, sustainable tourism, all organisation system... And even about myself. Thank you guys!!!!
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I think it's definitely a bit more time consuming than what we might think, and not as self-paced as some might like it. I do think it's worth it though, the information they provide and the tools they provide make it worth your time and effort.
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I registered for the free version and was extremely disappointed. Unless you upgrade for the paid/verified version, you are unable to access the majority of this course' materials and resources, so utterly worthless.
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Really good, interesting and different. Even thought I did not have the certified version I could learned many terms and topics that event am a hotelier I've never heard of them. Thank you so much
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excellent course, the material and information were very helpful and resourceful, sadly im only a audit learner so i didn't have much opportunity to participate but it was great
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This course was structured well with specific modules, assignments and team work. It presented theories and examples on how to use the coursework in real tourism cases.
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interesting course and gives hope and options for a future in which tourism can help preserve culture and bend the actual impact on our environment.
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Sustainable tourism approached from different disciplines in science, and a very interactive learning course with hands-on case studies and examples.
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