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Sustainability Practices for Tourism Leaders

Sustainability Practices for Tourism Leaders

Provides relevant and practical learning material to enable participants to actively contribute to destination sustainability in their tourism destinations. It also allows participants to have a comprehensive understanding of good sustainability practices for destination management as to fully integrate lessons learned in a practical manner throughout their daily work.

This course provides relevant and practical learning material to enable participants to actively contribute to destination sustainability in their tourism destinations. It also allows participants to have a comprehensive understanding of good sustainability practices for destination management as to fully integrate lessons learned in a practical manner throughout their daily work.

Course Tracks
After an introductory module the course is divided into two strands. Strand A is Tourism Destination Management, designed for public sector destination managers. Strand B is Sustainable Tourism Enterprise Development designed for private sector service providers. Course applicants will need to choose the preferred track in the registration form according to his/her professional profile.

Objective: The objective of the overall course is to build local capacity of destination managers,
owners and operators of tourism businesses, MSMEs, women entrepreneurs, community-based tourism leaders, tourism decision-makers and practitioners to implement good sustainability practices and projects.

Methodology: The course will be delivered online through the Virtual Classroom of the Educational Portal of the Americas. This online course is delivered under the academic and technical supervision of tutors who guide participants throughout the duration of the course. There is no live activities and participants can enter the Virtual Classroom when is most convenient for them.

Expected results: The desired results are for participants to have a comprehensive understanding of sustainability good practices for destination stewardship and to be able to fully integrate lessons learned in a practical manner through their daily work.
 

  • Destination managers
  • Owners and operators of tourism businesses
  • Micro, small, and medium-sized tourism enterprises (MSMEs)
  • Women entrepreneurs
  • Community-based tourism leaders
  • Tourism decision-makers and practitioners

 

Sustainability Practices for Tourism Leaders course

Week 1

Introduction to Sustainable Tourism - Tourism Impacts and the Triple Bottom Line

Week 2

Sustainable Tourism Tools and Strategies - Sustainable Tourism Standards

 

Strand A: Tourism Destination Management

Strand B: Sustainable Tourism Enterprise Development

Week 3

Introduction to Sustainable Destination Management - Tourism Inventory, Vision and Goal Setting

The Tourism Business Plan

Week 4

Auditing the Visitor and Resident Experience - Establishing Partnerships for Effective Destination Management

Analyzing the Market

Week 5

Developing Destination Marketing and Positioning Strategies

Sustainability Planning - Sustainable Operations

Week 6

Final assignment: SWOT analysis for your destination

Executive Summary about your business

Cost:

• This course offers scholarships of up to 50% for students who fulfill all the requirements and are selected to receive the financial aid provided by the GS/OAS.
• The tuition cost for the course, without the financial aid, is USD $350 (Three hundred fifty dollars).

Payment Options:

A) International credit or debit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

B) Payment to a local OAS Country Office: (Click the following link to know if the OAS has a national office in your country and its address: http://www.oas.org/en/about/offices.asp
1. To pay through an OAS Country Office first you have to contact us at portal@oas.org to receive payment authorization and instructions.

C) International Wire Transfer:
1. To pay through an international wire transfer please contact us at portal@oas.org and we will send you our banking information.
2.International wire transfers result in extra costs for the participant due to bank fees. Wire transfer fees must be paid in full by the course participant, who must add these fees to the cost of the course.
3. If you are in the United States the only available payment option is through credit or debit card. Deposits or transfers to the Bank of America account will not be accepted.

4. Please note that we do not accept wire transfers from the “Banco de Crédito del Perú” due to extra costs caused by elevated charges.

Requirements to be selected for the course:

  • Comply with the course target group profile
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • English fluency
  • Internet access

Requirements to receive the partial scholarship:

  • All of the previous
  • Apply for the scholarship in the course application form
  • Possess citizenship or permanent residency of any OAS member country.

Evaluation: Participants will be evaluated throughout the course through their participation in the forums and the activities assigned to them in each module

Certification: Participants who successfully complete the course requirements will receive a digital certificate from the SG/OEA.

Closed enrollment*

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Modality: Virtual

Duration: 6 week(s)

Weekly dedication: 6 hours

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