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Author : Kerstin Freudenthaler & Anja Hergesell
School/Work Place : Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria (Kerstin Freudenthaler) & MODUL University Vienna, Austria (Anja Hergesell)
Contact : kerstin.freudenthaler@wu.ac.at, anja.hergesell@modul.ac.at
Year : 2011

Education is seen as an important way to contribute to development. The World Bank finances educational projects with large amounts of money every year because it is convinced that improving education can help alleviate poverty by raising incomes, improving health and nutrition and reducing family size (World Bank, 2011). On a different yet similar level, tourism has been conceptualized as a tool for development (Telfer & Sharpley, 2008; Mowforth & Munt, 2009). The tourism industry is said to be an export industry creating jobs and generating income. On the downside, the destinations may not benefit much from tourism with a huge proportion of profit leakage and detrimental harm to the physical environment (Mathieson & Wall, 1982; Wall & Mathieson, 2006). In addition, almost all of the developing countries lack a skilled labor force, which leaves the skilled and better paid jobs to foreigners. Therefore, the sustainability idea has gained more and more momentum. One aspect of this idea is to enable the local population to indeed benefit from tourism by implementing educational programs for sustainable tourism development.


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3 Think Tank XI An introduction of the Global Sustainable Tourism Coun... file 2782 Oct 14, 2013

The purpose of this presentation is to introduce the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and Criteria, in an effort to encourage the Criteria as part of a framework for sustainable tourism education. The history of the GSTC and Criteria will...

Author: Kelly Bricker 

Year: 2011 

» Think Tank XI Identifying Critical Issues in Designing Educational T... file 2963 Oct 14, 2013

Education is seen as an important way to contribute to development. The World Bank finances educational projects with large amounts of money every year because it is convinced that improving education can help alleviate poverty by raising i...

Author: Kerstin Freudenthaler & Anja Hergesell 

Year: 2011 

1 Think Tank XI Sustainable Tourism Course Structure and Associated St... file 13680 Oct 14, 2013

The author has developed and delivered Sustainable Tourism (S.T.) related courses at Institutions of Higher Education in Paris, London, Helsinki, and Parnu, Estonia over the last 10 years. The focus of the presentation would be the S.T. con...

Author: James Holleran 

Year: 2011 

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