• Length:
    9 Weeks
  • Effort:
    6–8 hours per week
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    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
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Prerequisites

This course is especially valuable if you have a background in either the social sciences or tourism/hospitality studies, but everyone is welcome to join (you might want to consider taking TOUR01x first to learn the basic concepts used in this course)

About this course

Are you aware of the sheer size and rapid development of tourism? And do you like to engage in meaningful debates about these developments as they appear today and/or tomorrow? If so, this course is for you!

Learn more about different social science perspectives to tourism. Implement these perspectives to a tourism case , and share your insights in a professional team environment including practitioners, visionaries, and/or tourism entrepreneurs joining this course.

Learn and work on promising and new tourism developments, including Digital Nomadism, Urban Overtourism, Accessible Tourism, or Ecotourism. .

In this course, you'll explore these and other inspiring developments currently observed in the tourism industry. You'll make use of interdisciplinary insights to rethink the status quo of tourism. Alternatives can only become real if we allow for an open space for continuous discussion and the generation of new tourism narratives.

Not only do we provide space to connect ideas into new narratives for change, we will also challenge you to remain engaged after completion of the course. As a verified learner, there will be lots of opportunity to exchange ideas with tourism scholars from the Wageningen University who are happy to discuss the future of tourism with you. 

What you'll learn

  • How to implement insights from various tourism disciplines to current developments in the tourism industry
  • Become familiar with, and share, inspiring tourism developments across the world
  • Recognize and co-create future narratives as a tool to compose new business cases and/or project proposals in your professional context
  • Ways to become part of ongoing dialogues on developments for the future of tourism

Meet your instructors

Arjaan Pellis
Lecturer Cultural Geography
Wageningen University & Research
Joost van Heiningen
Teaching assistant
Wageningen University & Research

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Learner testimonials

"Thank the teachers and team advisors because it has been a very educational course and will undoubtedly serve me well in the future and more, now that we are increasingly realizing the importance of sustainability and the repercussions". Former learner (2019)

"Even though we were (thousands of) miles apart, it felt like we were a team with the same ambition to work on the case. The diversity in (professional) background helped us to see the different sides of the coin, which makes this way of collaboration very interesting. Some of us were already very invested in the topic, which made them come up with good references, ideas and information. Others like me were new to the topic, which made it easier to think out of the box and come up with alternative solutions". Former learner (2019)