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Tourism in a Contemporary World (5 ECTS)

In this course we look at tourism both as a societal phenomenon and as a global industry. We focus on the definitions, concepts and frameworks that underpin the study of contemporary tourism, keeping in mind the importance of sustainable development. We will also review the latest reports, studies and estimations regarding tourism during and after COVID-19.  

If you wish to deepen your knowledge of the tourism industry, then this course is definitely for you! The aim is to give you a broad perspective on tourism by answering questions such as: Which actors are involved in the tourism industry? What are their responsibilities? How do these actors interact with each other? You will learn to identify different types of tourism and understand current challenges, opportunities, trends and ethical issues related to modern tourism.

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.

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Questions? Contact:

Stig Blomqvist

Stig Blomqvist

Further Education Planner

+358 294 282 501