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MC~30 - Responsible and Sustainable Tourism

Duration: ± 2hrs | Course Code: MC~30 | Cost From: R 250 ($20) per person

Responsible Tourism is about enabling local communities to enjoy a better quality of life through increased socio-economic benefits and an improved environment, through the efforts and development of tourism in the area. Sustainable Tourism is about going about Responsible tourism in such a way that it maintains or enhances the environment and the socio-economic aspects developed by tourism to the extent it is sustainable - in other words will be able to continue into the future.

It is also about, at the same time, providing better holiday experiences for tourists and good opportunities opportunities for tourism enterprises.Binoculars1

Around the world, tourism destinations are facing increasing pressures on their natural, cultural and socio-economic environments. Uncontrolled tourism growth invariably results in unacceptable impacts that harm society and the environment. More and mre people are traveling than ever before, and long and short distances are covered with equal ease and availability. For this reason it is necessary to develop and control tourism of all types in a sustainable and acceptable manner, so that it will not only significantly improve the quality of life of all members of the local communities in which they operate, but also minimize impacts to the environment, culture and attractions such that it is sustainable for future generations.

This short course outlines some of the concepts and defines some of the catch-words of the industry, necessary to understand before proceeding to more detailed and specialized courses.


This Course is an introductory course, and will provide an awareness,  knowledge and understanding of:
  • Responsible Tourism
  • Sustainable tourism
  • The Triple Bottom Line concept
  • The guidelines for Economic, Social and Environmental practices of tourism

Target Audience

All staff members working in a tourism industry, irrespective of their job positions and responsibility, in order to provide them with some insight into what it is all about.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this short course, the learner should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Responsible and Sustainable Business Practices
  • Importance of addressing the three pillars: Economic, Social and Environmental criteria

Scope & Requirements

All Learners are required to read, write and speak English, have access to internet and computing facilities for online e-learning


R 250 per person
$ 20 per person for international students
Group discounts available on request


All Material is subject to Copyright. A Certificate of Completion will be sent to those who complete the course

Duration: ± 2hrs
Course Code: MC~30

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Comet Training is a trading name for The Penny Ferry (Pty) Ltd, a limited liability company established in 1996. The Penny Ferry has been involved in hands-on training and e-learning for many years, specializing in the Marine, Environmental, Tourism, Industrial, Health and Technical markets. Through close associations with other organizations, Comet Training was established to better promote a suite of e-learning applications to the global markets.