Cultural Tourism: Impacting Communities Worldwide
This course explores the tenets of cultural tourism, one of the fastest growing tourism segments, and its relevance to community and cultural planning. By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of the relationship between cultural assets, the tourism industry, the local community, and guests engaging in cultural experiences; learn how to contribute to sustainable and authentic cultural tourism practices by focusing on developing and enhancing the cultural assets of your community; learn from cultural tourism practitioners; and receive specific instruction on how to develop and implement successful cultural tourism practices and plans.
"The knowledge I have gained from the course will help me have a more holistic approach not only in my work as a consultant on cultural planning but also in the development of new programming initiatives. The tools and resources provided will remain 'go to' texts when developing any future projects. I look forward to learning more from future courses and would recommend this program to anyone in the tourism or cultural community."
-Vicky Jones, Consultant, Clearly Cultural Consulting - Princeton, BC
Instructor: Cheryl Hargrove
Standard Fee: C$800
This course can be taken individually for professional development, or applied to earn the UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning - an international professional learning program offered by the University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Cultural Planning and Development.
The format of this course is 100% online. Courses are structured to provide a positive learning environment for participants to engage and interact with the content and class discussions. In an online course, additional time for individual study and reading is required to review the course material for assignments. Instructors facilitate throughout the course and are available to provide feedback via email and through discussion forums. This course involves an average of 10 to 12 hours of study per week.
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