Sustainable Tourism Destination Management
"If you are a tourism expert or consultant who has wondered why entrance fees need to be increased or have worked with destinations that are facing an unsustainable future, you will get a lot out of this course. If we wish to cultivate regenerative culture, it has to be place-based and people-centered, and we must shape tourism to help places and people flourish, socially, environmentally and economically." - Do Phuong, Course Partipant, Slow Travel Hue, Vietnam- Do Phuong, Course Partipant, Slow Travel Hue, Vietnam
- Tourism Industry Overview
- The Invisible Burden of Tourism: Measuring Unaccounted for Impacts
- Managing the Invisible Burden of Tourism
- Managing Climate Impacts of Tourism
- Defining and Achieving Key Economic Development Goals
- Equitable and Inclusive Management of Tourism Shared Assets
- Developing Dedicated Destination Management Capacity
- Developing Long-Term Destination Management Plans
- How the global tourism economy is structured, the role of destinations in securing long-term value, and the absence of efficient sustainable destination management programs.
- Which social and environmental impacts cause the “Invisible Burden of Tourism” on destinations and how to begin to measure these impacts.
- How to document water, waste, energy and natural capital management needs for the long-term well-being of residents and visitors, as well as review key components of a sustainable finance strategy.
- How to protect a destination’s natural and cultural capital via participatory master planning and introduce assessments to identify how tourism can support essential economic development goals that secure economic health and achieve long-term benefits to local societies.
- How to design a climate action plan for a tourism destination that is linked to science-based targets, local climate planning, and broader destination management goals.
- How to track essential economic development goals that secure long-term economic health and develop systems to retain destination value in the long term.
- Methods to facilitate an inclusive process where communities co-develop positive economic outcomes from tourism in a range of destination development settings which reach a broad range of society.
- Transform destination governance by promoting public-private partnerships, data-driven decision making, and innovative financing to increase financial benefits from tourism, protect destination assets, and allow the private sector to benefit from sustainable destination management.
- How to synthesize sustainable destination management tools and concepts to create a holistic destination management plan and provide opportunities to apply them to critical real-life case studies from the tourism sector.