A distance learning course
available on KINDLE™
College accreditation: International Association for Distance Learning.
Course accredited by the Institute of Hospitality Management
recommended period of study: approx.
to 4 months or less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.
£250.00 (250 Pounds Sterling - for currency conversion see
(A FREE textbook will be sent to UK students. Non-UK students will normally have to purchase the book on-line
from an internet bookstore.)
discount for UK students: We will give UK
students a discount of £20 if they purchase the
Kindle edition of the textbook from the link in
the left-hand column of this page, instead of
the free hard copy.
Method of study
Textbook study. Written assignments based on
textbooks and exercises. Assignment questions are issued by email and
students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by
Ecotourism is about the joys
of visiting unspoilt places in various beautiful
and inspiring parts of the world, leaving as
little environmental impact as possible and in
doing so, helping to contribute to conservation
and the local economy. This course asks
whether the travel and tourism industry is
really as "green" as it appears when it comes to
sustainable tourism, and seeks to define what
true sustainable development in tourist hotspots
means for business, local people and for
There are special sections
studying the ecotourism industry and its impact
on the local environment and economy in the
The Galapagos Islands,
the United States.
The course uses a core textbook of over
pages. Students will need to write
essays/reports based on the textbook, and to do
a final essay/mini-project on any aspect of
ecotourism or sustainable development, based
upon either fieldwork or literature research.
Honey, Martha, Ecotourism and Sustainable
Development. Second edition. Island Press (Washington, Covelo, London)
criteria and suitability
No particular qualifications are required for entry.
This course will appeal to people involved in
the tourism, hospitality and travel industries,
travellers themselves (both actual and
armchair), those considering an investment in an
ecotourist venture, those interested in wildlife
management, those wishing to know more about the
infrastructure, financing and politics of the
ecotourism industry, and people with a lively
interest in geography.
Successful graduates will receive the Diploma in
Ecotourism awarded by UK College of Holistic Training which is a private UK
qualification. The college is accredited by the International Association for
This course is accredited
by the Institute of Hospitality Management
and graduate are eligible to apply for membership.
This diploma is accepted by
Calamus International University (a
non-UK, private distance university with private accreditation) for credit towards
Diploma in Holistic Tourism
The International Advanced
Diploma in Holistic Tourism is for holders
of both Diplomas in Ecotourism and Health &
Wellness Tourism only, and is achieved by
researching and submitting an independent
study paper of at least 5,000 words on any
aspect of ecological or mind-body-spirit
tourism. The cost of the International
Advanced Diploma in Holistic Tourism is GBP
Please see our FAQs page for general information.
We reserve the right to change the syllabus and other details of any course at
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