Sustainable Tourism Destination Management Online Course

If you read the 2019 report we published with Cornell University and EplerWood International Destinations at Risk: The Invisible Burden of Tourism, you will be aware that many of the world’s most treasured destinations are increasingly at risk of becoming degraded.

As well as identifying the issues that need to be addressed, the report also highlighted a skills gap: new competencies are needed in areas such as data monitoring and impact management, climate action planning and financing, risk profiling and scenario planning, governance and community engagement.

That’s why we supported Cornell University’s Sustainable Tourism Asset Management Program (STAMP) to develop a new online course for tourism professionals: the Sustainable Tourism Destination Management program.

It is a comprehensive 8 week, 8 module (40-hour) fully-online course that will equip destination leaders and practitioners with new knowledge and skills to enable a sustainable destination management approach. It was developed with financial support from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work.

It is perfect for:

  • National and local government tourism officials
  • Staff at Destination Marketing and Management Organisations (DMOs)
  • Anyone public, private, and non-profit fields related to tourism destination management and stewardship.

After completion of the course, you will receive a Sustainable Tourism Destination Management Recognition of Achievement from Cornell’s SC Johnson College of Business.

The course is now live. If you would like to find out more and register your interest, please visit eCornell.

At least 1,000 participants, from target countries where affordability might otherwise be a barrier to enrolment, will be granted free access to the program.

You can apply for a fully-funded place until 31 July on the Cornell website.

The process of allocating funded places will be supported by the Travel Foundation and the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations (UNWTO). To find out more about the funded places scheme, please fill out the form below and we, or one of our project partners, will contact you when there are updates:

The development of this course is implemented by the Travel Foundation and Cornell University’s Sustainable Tourism Asset Management Program (STAMP) in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).



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