TEA300 - Sustainable Tourism

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Subject Title
Sustainable Tourism

Subject Description
This subject introduces the importance of responsible travel and environmental sustainability. Students learn to identify the difference between eco-tourism and adventure tourism, and how to market this growing segment of the industry. An understanding of what makes a destination and tourism business eco-friendly, along with the ecotourism principles, will also be studied.

Credit Status
One professional option credit towards the Tourism and Travel Diploma and the Hospitality Management - Hotel & Restaurant Diploma.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Define the policies and procedures of nature and ecotourism as defined by governing bodies.
2. Analyze the impact of ecotourism and adventure travel with regards to socio-cultural, economic and environmental issues along with stewardship of the land.
3. Distinguish the markets and profiles of tourists interested in ecotourism and adventure travel.
4. Assess ecotourism/adventure travel as a business through local tour operators and eco-lodges.
5. Develop a research profile on destinations throughout the western and eastern hemispheres that specialize in ecotourism and adventure travel.
6. Identify the various careers, opportunities and certification processes available.
7. Use correct business etiquette and adhere to professional standards of dress, hygiene and grooming.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.