Estonia, Mustjala municipality, Saaremaa Island

Sustainable Use of Natural and Cultural Heritage in Rural Tourism Innovation and Local Entrepreneurship

when 26 July 2015 - 4 August 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 900

The theme of the summer course involves a variety of disciplines, integrating topics such as sustainable tourism, visitor management, heritage interpretation, product innovations, creativity and networking in rural tourism, event management, experiencing local culinary heritage, etc.

The aim of the course is to provide an overview and understanding of the principles and guidelines necessary for developing tourism experiences appropriate for the locality of place. Excursions to local heritage attractions and tourism providers and suppliers will help to understand how the local tourist supply chain functions and to perceive the multi-facets and complexity of rural and cultural heritage tourism provision.

Course leader

Kuressaare College of Tallinn University of Technology. Course coordinators: Riia Nelis e-mail: riia.nelis@ttu.ee and Jana Raadik Cottrell email: est.jana@gmail.com

Target group

Tourism, Business and Cultural History students of different cycles (levels); rural tourism entrepreneurs or people employed /interested in rural tourism development

Course aim

To give an overview of the concept and principles of Sustainable Tourism and Sustainable Rural Tourism as well as of creative and innovative application of nature and cultural heritage in rural tourism. To facilitate and support developing of a nature and environment-friendly and sustainable attitude in learners by combining academic learning with fieldwork. To motivate learners to follow the principles of sustainable tourism in their professional work.

Credits info

6 ECTS
ECTS

Fee info

EUR 900: Early bird registration (before April 20, 2015): 900 EUR
The fees include: participation in the course (lectures, seminars, field trips, museum visits, workshops, etc.), study materials/resources; accommodation for 9 nights at the hostel and recreation farm booked by the organisers, all meals and coffee breaks.
Registration and fees:
http://www.ttu.ee/institutes/kuressaare-college/summerschool/registration-and-fees-2/
EUR 1000: Standard registration (from April 21 until May 20, 2015): 1000 EUR
The fees include: participation in the course (lectures, seminars, field trips, museum visits, workshops, etc.), study materials/resources; accommodation for 9 nights at the hostel and recreation farm booked by the organisers, all meals and coffee breaks.
Registration and fees:
http://www.ttu.ee/institutes/kuressaare-college/summerschool/registration-and-fees-2/