Within the framework of the EU’s Erasmus Knowledge Alliance programme, the EuropeanECOTRANS Network for Sustainable Tourism Development has teamed up with leading universities and businesses with core ICT and tourism interests to create an innovative European wide collaborative online learning delivery system for Higher Education Institutes to offer quality tourism sustainability training to destination administrators, SMEs and workforce individuals linked to tourism activity in Europe’s protected areas.
At the heart of the Alliance will be a collaboratively-managed ICT Portal - the TOURISM2030 platform - containing online training tools for b2b or b2c use, including:
A knowledge alliance of universities wishing to manage their sustainable tourism offers in a collaborative framework.
A collectively-managed tourism knowledge base configured as an applications database engine, supporting:
A Competence in Sustainable & Responsible Tourism Certification online course (graduate level with ECTS credits)
A Sustainable Tourism Development Handbook and Online course
A Travel Green Europe Mapping App for certified tourism businesses to reach out to responsible consumers
A Certification Quickfinder to help businesses choose the most suitable certification process
A Tourism Sustainability Best Practice Browser for evidenced-based decision taking
A Europe-wide student intern placement system offering in-situ and online certification & auditor skills training.