Introduction to the tourism industry (online)

Open studies

Date: 01.08.2022 - 04.09.2022
: Free of charge
: 24.07.2022
: English
: Pamela Gray

Are you interested in gaining basic knowledge of the tourism industry, both globally and locally in Finland? In this online course you will learn about various tourism actors and activities, and get a theoretical base about the industry, in order to continue with more advanced courses in tourism.

About the course

This course gives a good base and theoretical understanding about the principles and practices of the tourism industry. The learning outcomes of this course will help the student to proceed with more advanced tourism courses, and work in the field.

The course activities include reading the course literature, online quizzes and individual written assignments. All course materials open 1.8. and all deadlines are 4.9. The student can proceed with the course in own pace. The course will be graded passed/failed, and in order to pass the course all tasks needs to be submitted and minimum 50% of the points gained.

About the course coordinator

Mia Halmén is a lecturer at Arcada, with previous work experience within destination management of the City of Helsinki. During her career Mia has focused mainly on sustainability and ethical issues within the tourism industry and has been a chairman for the Finnish Association of Fair Tourism, and works as a judge in the national panel for the tourism ecolabel Green Key.

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