With a curriculum of four semesters and 52 academic credits, this postgraduate program aims to train professionals in the understanding of the tourism sector and the environment with a sustainable and regenerative approach. Through this Master’s Degree, the first microsite in Sustainable Tourism of Alma Mater, hosted on the Block 10 platform, is also born.
The University of Magdalena launched the Master in Sustainable Tourism Management with the support of the STOREM – Sustainable Tourism, Optimal Resource and Environmental Management Project, framed in the Erasmus + consortium, co-financed by the European Union, with the aim of strengthening the public management of the tourism, the ability to design tourism products and direct key investigations that allow the proper management of the environment through public policies.
The official launch of the program, which is offered through the Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences, was carried out by Doctor Pablo Vera Salazar, Rector of the Alma Mater, who, within the framework of this event, also participated as a guest in the Conversation on the importance of sustainable and regenerative tourism, together with Dr. Eduard Müller Castro, rector of the University for International Cooperation of Costa Rica.
In this space, which was moderated by the master administrator Humberto Calabria Arrieta, director of the Technology Programs in Hotel and Tourism Management, and Administration of Tourism and Hotel Companies – through propaedeutic cycles, the guests gave their opinion on how the tourist offer should be transformed in the post-pandemic scenario, and highlighted the relevance of this new Master’s Degree in the face of economic reactivation.
“A regenerative tourist destination design implies precisely looking for a balance, not making those mistakes that have been made in other spaces and other destinations, and that from the University we are able to work in that new culture (…) I think that part of the challenge we have from the Master’s Degree is to begin to rethink that tourism so that, something that is unsustainable not to make it sustainable, but to make it responsibly and regeneratively ”, mentioned the Rector Pablo Vera in his reflection on the importance of sustainable and regenerative tourism.
Likewise, Dr. Müller stated that to make changes, capacities and talents are needed that are forged through education and cooperation. “This project has allowed us to collaborate between different universities and really co-create a process. That is what must be maintained, we have to continue collaborating, we can share 25 years of experience in having a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Tourism Management and you are now beginning to generate other experiences that will provide us with feedback”, indicated the rector of the University for the International Cooperation of Costa Rica.
The first microsite in Sustainable Tourism is born
In Block 10, the digital learning ecosystem of this House of Higher Studies, the microsite in Sustainable Tourism will be hosted in order to create a learning community. Users will have access to podcasts, blogs and an observatory where the seven member universities of the STOREM Project will share data and case studies.
“We wanted to go further, not only to talk about the Master’s Degree, not only to focus that knowledge on students, graduates or teachers, but to take it to those who need it, because we all practice tourism. So the microsite was born as this open knowledge center for the community”, explained engineer Marla Maestre Meyer, contractor for the Office of International Relations.
With an international focus and the seal of a High Quality Accredited Institution, the Master in Sustainable Tourism Management at UNIMAGDALENA aims to train professionals in understanding the tourism sector and the environment with a view towards a sustainable and regenerative model.
“It is a great opportunity for the University, for Santa Marta, Magdalena and the Caribbean, so that these processes of training human talent begin to become more solid, that they enter with a different vision towards management and decision-making in the sense of public policies, operation and entrepreneurship”, said the political scientist Carlos Coronado Vargas, head of the Office of International Relations.
Registration for this academic program is now open. For more information, the hotlines are the email firstname.lastname@example.org and / or by calling 4381000 – Ext. 2324 – 301 566 5652.
Source: Noticias UniMagdalena
See the video of the launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NnBg5Bn12o