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Sustainable Tourism Education

Study Sustainable Tourism Education

The Blue Community offers a variety of sustainable tourism opportunities with a focus on the connection to the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

Opportunities include courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, and experiential learning.

The sustainable tourism education enables students to understand the relationship between tourism, society, culture and sustainability. Students will develop the skills necessary to design a successful sustainable tourism strategy and development plan that is beneficial to business, coastal and marine habitats, and the local community.

Program highlights setting us apart from others include:

Adoption of GSTC Criteria – our program has adopted the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC) that is fast becoming the global standard for sustainable tourism. This focus will prepare students for careers anywhere in the world using the new global standard

Global Partnershipswe have established partnerships around the globe to provide unique experiences in sustainable tourism. They include but, are not limited to: Institute for Peace through Tourism, UNEP Major Stakeholders Group, the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization), and the Blue Community Consortium.

Emphasis on Coastal Habitat & Ocean Protection – in cooperation with the International Ocean Institute Waves of Change campaign, we have developed an emphasis on coastal habitat and marine protection. This has included collaboration with companies such as Walt Disney World to identify key cost effective strategies to protect coastal habitat and marine environments. As the majority of tourist destinations around the world are located near coastal environments, our program is perfectly placed to lead industry standards.

Located in Prime Tourist Destination – our program is located in Florida where the tourism industry is central to the economy. 


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