Information about the degree program
The tourism industry is one of the largest industries in the world. In Germany in particular, tourism is an important economic sector with diverse employment opportunities in which there is a high demand for well-trained specialists.
Increasing tourism has both positive and negative effects. It creates income and many jobs, but can also have negative socio-cultural and ecological effects (e.g. acculturation, violation of social standards and human rights, environmental degradation and contribution to climate change).
This is where the interdisciplinary course in sustainable tourism comes in. With a focus on sustainable development, we convey content from the disciplines of business, law, geography, sociology and ecology. As future tourism experts, you will learn to make tourism more environmentally and socially compatible in order to create a balance between social, ecological and economic requirements.
Study trip to El Salvador
25 students from the Faculty of Society and Economics at the Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences traveled to the Central American country of El Salvador in March 2019. As part of the "Economy, Ecology and Ethics" course, the students of the bachelor's degree programs in Sustainable Tourism and International Relations were given a special insight into a distant country, to become socially involved, to be economically interested and to learn about environmental protection measures. .... more
Your team of Sustainable Tourism
Prof. Dr. Diana Marquardt
Head of Studies, Professor of Tourism Economics with focus on Tourism industry
Prof. Dr. Dirk Reiser
Professor of Sustainable Tourism Management
Vanessa Meinen, M.A.
Course Coordinator, Scientific Assistant Sustainable Tourism, B.A.
Sebastian Amrhein, M.Sc.