2020 has been the most difficult year in the history of tourism. International arrivals fell by 72% in the first ten months of 2020, with travel restrictions, low consumer confidence and the global struggle to contain the COVID-19 virus all contributing to the worst year on record. Tourism is an important driver of inclusive socio-economic development, and tourism generates many jobs in fragile segments of society. Migrants, refugees, indigenous populations have been heavily affected by the economic impact of COVID-19. While news of the vaccine has boosted tourist confidence, there is still a long road to recovery. This road to recovery is also an opportunity to guide the sector towards greater sustainability and inclusiveness and to show its immense potential to generate lasting development. The distance learning course "Building a sustainable, responsible and inclusive tourism post-Covid 19" offers participants the possibility to explore concepts, strategies, ideas and their practical application of sustainable, responsible and inclusive tourism to respond to the impacts and challenges due to the COVID 19.
The course is offered to participants who represent: - Private sector operating in the tourism sector - Ministries of Tourism; Local and regional governments - Employers' and workers' organizations - Non-governmental organisations promoting tourism
It consists of three modules. Each module contains texts, exercises and questionnaires. Participants can learn from any location, at any time of the day or night, as the course is delivered via distance learning. Participants will be asked to comment on specific topics and to complete questionnaires and tasks related to the different modules.
In addition, three live sessions or webinars will be held (one for each module). These interactive sessions will focus on key issues of interest to participants and the presentation of practical group work. The live sessions and webinars will be conducted via videoconference.
Participants will have access to a collaborative platform on the ITC-ILO eCampus where they can access the course material and interact with tutors and participants.
The course consists of the following three modules:
Participants will improve their knowledge: