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Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free


Explore global tourism development trends and its sustainability

Globally tourism is one of the fastest-growing industries with one out of eleven jobs being created by the travel and tourism industry (World Travel & Tourism Council, 2016).

On this course, you will explore global tourism development since the end of World War II in 1945.

You will explore a wide range of subjects, including tourism development in China since 1978, China’s Belt and Road Initiative and its implications for the global tourism industry.

You’ll also consider the sustainability of tourism development, and look at current tourism trends like medical tourism and smart tourism.

What topics will you cover?

  • Tourism Development: Past, Present, And Future
  • The Belt and Road Initiative: Building A New Pattern of International Tourism
  • Tourism Development in China
  • Sustainable Tourism Planning and Tourism Impacts
  • Medical Tourism
  • Perception of Risk and Travel Decisions
  • Smart Tourism
  • Regional and global case examples

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone interested in global tourism trends. Experience in the hotel or tourism industry isn’t necessary but might be useful.

Who developed the course?

Nankai University

The college of Tourism and Service Management occupies its own building with a hotel nearby. It has about 500 undergraduate and 185 postgraduate students with 38 academic staff and 38 support staff.

The Global Travel and Tourism Partnership (GTTP)

GTTP is a project of Global Initiatives, Inc. a non-profit organization established in 1996.