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Seminars on Sustainable Tourism

Tourism is an extraordinary opportunity for both the wellness of people and the planet. Sustainable tourism may be defined as a form of tourism that “satisfies the needs of travelers and the hosts while protecting and improving opportunities for the future.”

The course illustrates opportunities that the sector offers and discusses the need to enact policy that addresses challenges posed by increasing influxes that threated the environment, local communities and artistic patrimonies.

The course presents cases from Italy and around the world. Students participate in lectures, hear testimony from professionals and work on group projects.

The course is separated into 10 four-hour modules:

1) Introduction to sustainable and responsible tourism (economy, ethics and environment.).

2) Tourism in Italy, current and future prospects.

3) Characters and sustainability in Italy’s major art capitals.

4) Culture and territory: artistic patrimony and the role of UNESCO.

5) Culture and territory: literary parks.

6) Culture and territory: Montale and Cinque Terre.

7) Nature and landscapes: environmental tourism as a vehicle of development.

8) (Re)build the future: territory as a resource.

9) Rio de Janeiro, the rebirth of the "comunidade" through tourism.

10) Nicaragua: responsible tourism as a motor for growth.

The course runs for a total of 40 hours. In order to receive credit, students must participate in70% of the lessons, or 28 hours, and have obtained a positive evaluation of their final project.

The course is only offered in English (50 students).

The course calendar will be available in January.