Education without borders: Internationalisation of the tourism business curriculum in the central Baltic area

  • Sanna-Mari Renfors
Keywords: internationalisation, curriculum, tourism education, the Baltic Sea

Abstract

In the case of tourism, it is important to consider the geographical location of the destination and its part in a larger entity. In the Baltic Sea area, destination products covering the highlights of the seashore have growing importance and the area is increasingly seen as a coherent tourism destination. Thus, tourism education without borders should also be promoted in the area. This paper focuses on internationalisation of a tourism business curriculum in higher professional education in three Baltic Sea states: Finland, Estonia and Latvia. The aim of this paper is to describe the development of a joint curriculum and a study programme delivered online. The curriculum and the programme support regional development by aligning and providing skills needed for the area to grow as a common tourism destination.

Keywords: internationalisation, curriculum, tourism education, the Baltic Sea

Published
2017-10-03
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2415-5152
print ISSN: 2224-3534