One week Courses - Managing Urban Tourism: Planning and Monitoring for Sustainability

Managing Urban Tourism: Planning and Monitoring for Sustainability

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

The FEBT Summer School Managing Urban Tourism: Planning and Monitoring for Sustainability delves into the operation of tourism in urban settings, examining its effects on the economy, culture, and local communities. It is designed for students who want to develop skills to implement sustainable tourism practices, striking a balance between environmental responsibility and community well-being. Participants will refine strategic planning abilities to create integrated plans aligned with sustainable development goals. The course also equips students with practical tools for planning, monitoring, and managing urban tourism, emphasizing community engagement and data analysis.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of how tourism operates within urban environments, including its impacts on the economy, culture, and local communities

  • Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, implement, and manage tourism activities in urban areas in a sustainable manner that respects both the environment and local populations

  • Learn to create integrated strategic plans for urban tourism that are aligned with sustainable development goals and the unique characteristics of urban settings

  • Acquire the ability to analyze, formulate, and advocate for effective urban tourism policies that foster sustainability and positive community outcomes

  • Develop strong communication skills to effectively convey policy decisions and advocate for sustainable urban tourism initiatives

  • Foster abilities to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, including local authorities, community groups, and industry professionals, to achieve sustainable urban tourism objectives

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Graduate students in economics (or in social sciences, technical sciences or science related fields) who intend to round out their knowledge in the field and use it in the proces of preparing dissertations.
  • Holders of undergraduate degrees or students in the last year of ther studies in economics or the social sciences who wish to study the field.
  • Researchers and professionals working in the field.

 

CREDITS TRANSFERS (ECTS)

The FEBT Summer School program provides participants with an evaluation process which includes both online and onsite components, aimed at facilitating official credit transfers (ECTS).

Evaluation Procedure:

Participants obtaining 3 ECTS credits will undergo evaluation based on consistent and active attendance throughout the course, as well as completion of an online assignment in the form of a take-home essay (cca 10,000 words).

The objective of the essay is to demonstrate critical thinking skills regarding the challenges of managing urban tourism.

 

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

Participants not interested in credit transfer will instead receive the Certificate of Attendence, stating the course completed. These students will be neither evaluated nor graded.

 

COURSE FEE

The price of course includes lecture and practical hours. More details about fees find here!

 

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