Training area: Responsible tourism

Responsible Tourism is about making better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit. It requires that operators, hoteliers, governments, local people and tourists take responsibility, take action to make tourism more sustainable.

Principles for responsible tourism self-study material. Assignments to be carried out independently

The course is an independent study of responsible tourism from different perspectives. It examines what ethical tourism means in practice, both for the tourist and for the service provider. The course consists of both PowerPoint presentations and a variety of virtual materials.

Content :
Ethical tourism, Means of minimize negative cultural, environmental and social impacts,

Concepts of sustainability and responsibility in tourism and UN Sustainable development goals

The student 
* is aware of the principles of sustainable growth and understands their significance for future social development and the tourism industry
* understands the importance of the principle of responsibility in everyday business life
* understands the importance of ethics in the tourism industry
* is able to look for more information about the trends of responsible business models

Created by: Karelia University of Applied Sciences/ Principal Lecturer, Dr. Tarja Kupiainen.