Free Online Course: The Impacts of Tourism

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Discover the cultural, economic, and environmental impacts of tourism and have the opportunity to explore sustainable tourism.

SUMMARY
👨‍💼 Sponsor: Coventry University
📚 Field: Tourism
🌐 Host: FutureLearn
🎓 Mode: Online
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Learn how alternate forms of tourism contribute to sustainability in the sector

On this course, you’ll look at tourism’s global impact in relation to the world’s environmental, economic and cultural issues.

You’ll be given the chance to evaluate the complex political, social, and environmental contexts in which tourism operates as you explore the policies and management strategies that exist to control the impact of tourism.

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You’ll discover corporate social responsibility and environmental impact assessments and auditing.

You’ll also have the chance to discover carrying capacity and how to evaluate the effectiveness of different forms of responsible and sustainable tourism.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Social, environmental, economic and cultural impacts of tourism
  • Ways of measuring impacts
  • Alternative forms of tourism
  • Analysis of the extent of which of these forms effectively address tourism impacts

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for students who have a background in social sciences, arts and humanities, business studies, tourism and hospitality, and 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.

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