In order to improve the general knowledge on sustainable
tourism, SMART project has developed training material for
companies and operators. The primary target groups for training
modules are small and medium sized tourism companies in
the Northern areas. Students of tourism can exploit the
training module material as well.
The content of the training modules can be utilized to
improve the company performance in sustainable tourism issues.
If the companies are going to apply for national or international
labeling in sustainable tourism, it would be useful to know
the contents of the modules. The criteria for achieving
a label are integrated in the modules.
The training material is packed in modules for as easy use
as possible. There are six modules based on the principles
of Sustainable Arctic Tourism. Through the following links
you will get the general overview of the modules.
- Benefit the local economy
- Operates in an environmentally
- Supports the conservation of
- Respects and involves the local
- Promotes quality and
safety in all business operations
- Educates visitors about local
nature and culture
The training will be deliverd by regional trainers. Face-to-face
training and e-learning methods will be combined. The delivery
of the training modules have started
in 2006. Follow these web pages to know about the
regional training possibilities.
The expertise of selected pilot companies in different regions
has been utilized in developing the training modules. The
training modules are planned in co-operation with the University
of Arctic to match the curriculum of Circumpolar studies..