What Tourism Management offers
Our tourism management programme is leading with its focus on sustainable tourism. It means you study the effect tourism has on the local culture and the environment as well as explore the economic interests that play a role. And as the programme also covers policy-making with respect to sustainable tourism and responsible tourism, you gain a better understanding of the processes and the factors involved. You then use this understanding to make well-grounded decisions as a professional in tourism management. With the Tourism Management programme, you get to experience the industry through the eyes of a consumer, understand the theory through the eyes of a specialist and receive feedback directly from the field. It makes the programme so much more than its inspiring guest lectures, excursions and international field trips.
Tourism management in practice
Right from day one, you get to work for clients in the tourism sector, working in small groups on developing new tourism products and creating unique experiences for different types of destinations and tourists. This method of working (Design-Based Education) means you learn to draw on feedback to adapt your ideas and become more flexible, while also developing your teamwork and leadership skills. You could be developing an innovative product, finding ways to promote a tourist destination, greening a holiday park, making a tourism attraction appealing for a particular target group, or developing an effective online marketing campaign – or all of the above! It all adds to you developing your insights into the sector and learning to create solutions for real-world situations in the tourism industry.
In your final year, you bring your knowledge and skills in tourism management with a paid internship in the tourism industry. It not only gives you the opportunity to invest in your personal development but also offers an excellent chance of employment after graduating.
Gain international experience
During the Tourism Management degree, you get to put your passion for travel into practice with field trips, minor subjects and internships abroad. Our participation in RUN-EU means you can join Short Advanced Programmes and carry out projects with partner institutions in Europe. You can also go to one of the NHL Stenden’s Grand Tour locations in South Africa, Bali or Thailand in your third year. Or you can go on an exchange to a partner institution and delve into a totally new way of studying. With over 100 different minors on offer through NHL Stenden and held at locations all over the world, you're sure to find the perfect specialisation, whether it’s focusing on Heritage Experience Management, Outdoor Leadership and Adventure Tourism or Community-based Tourism (to name just a few). It all helps prepare you to work anywhere in the world when you’ve graduated – and gets you thinking about how you can travel sustainably and responsibly.
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