Over 800 places available for students globally on this online course which we were involved in creating.
Cornell University and the Travel Foundation are pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for over 800 students to take the online eCornell course, Sustainable Tourism Destination Management with full financial support, thanks to the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
“This course has been designed to deliver vital tools to address a global skills gap in destination management that Cornell and the Travel Foundation first highlighted in their 2019 report “Destinations at Risk: the Invisible Burden of Tourism,” states Mark Milstein, academic director of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise and co-faculty lead.
From today, June 27, the application process is live on Cornell’s Sustainable Tourism Asset Management Program (STAMP) website, and will be open for just one month. To be eligible, applicants must reside in one of 154 qualifying countries, be proficient in English, and commit to completing the comprehensive, 40 hour course over 8 weeks (equivalent to about half a day of study per week).
To meet the urgent need to address the growth of tourism worldwide, this self-paced course is designed for students and working professionals in both public and private workplace settings, with tools and exercises directly applicable to the needs of tourism ministries, destination management organizations, protected areas, municipal governments, and NGOs.