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Environmental and Social Responsibility within Tourism and Hospitality (5 ECTS)

In order to understand the importance of environmental management and socio-cultural responsibility within the field of tourism, it is essential to understand the big picture of sustainable tourism. The course starts with an introduction to sustainable tourism, after which the focus will be on the environmental and social impact of the tourism industry. We will also go through different management tools for managing the impacts in a responsible way. 

This course will give you the tools to understand the facts and frameworks of environmental and social responsibility. You will gain an increased knowledge of the current challenges within the field of environmentally and socially sustainable tourism. 

Course contents 

  • Sustainable tourism 
  • Enviromental impacts of tourism 
  • Environmental responsibility 
  • Social and cultural impacts of tourism 
  • Socio-cultural responsibility 

This course can be taken entirely online, with optional campus attendance for workshops if desired. You can choose to take it as a single course or as a part of the larger educational package “Tourism in a changing world” (30 ECTS). Make sure you maximise your knowledge of the latest in tourism and check out our website for more information.

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Free for those who are laid-off or unemployed. For others: 75€


Arcada University of Applied Sciences

Entry requirements:

Understanding of the basics of tourism and/or marketing.

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Questions? Please contact:

Stig Blomqvist

Stig Blomqvist

Further Education Planner

+358 294 282 501