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UK College of Holistic Training

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Diploma
in Ecotourism
A distance learning course

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   College accreditation:  International Association for Distance Learning.
   Course accredited by the Institute of Hospitality Management Ireland www.ihmi.org.uk


 

Total recommended period of study: approx. 3 to 4 months or less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.

Cost: 250.00  (250 Pounds Sterling - for currency conversion see www.xe.com )

(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.)

Kindle Textbook 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 email.

Course overview

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 holidaymakers.

There are special sections studying the ecotourism industry and its impact on the local environment and economy in the following areas:

The Galapagos Islands,

Costa Rica,

Tanzania,

Zanzibar,

Kenya,

South Africa

the United States.

 

The course uses a core textbook of over 500 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.

Required Text:

Honey, Martha, Ecotourism and Sustainable Development. Second edition. Island Press (Washington, Covelo, London) 2008.

Entry 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.

 

Qualification

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 Distance Learning.

This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality Management Ireland (www.ihmi.org.uk) 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 a degree.

International Advanced 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 350.

 

Further information

Please see our FAQs page for general information.

We reserve the right to change the syllabus and other details of any course at any time.

To apply for this course now, go to our Application page


 

 

 

 AMAZON UK KINDLE BOOKS ON ECOTOURISM

 

 AMAZON UK KINDLE BOOKS ON ECOLOGY

 

 AMAZON UK KINDLE BOOKS ON GREEN ENERGY

 

 AMAZON UK KINDLE BOOKS ON GREEN BUSINESS

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