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Harvard Sustainable Tourism Course Expands – Launches Global World Mapping Exercise

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Megan Epler Wood will again teach Environmental Management of International Tourism Development as part of Harvard Extension’s Sustainability and Environmental Management program, now in its second year.

Epler Wood’s 2011 students will be the first to map international tourism impacts on a global scale using the WorldMap system at Harvard’s Center for Geographic Analysis. Special training on the use of WorldMap will be included in the course curriculum to help to create a unique map of environmental management issues for tourism, based on research using data frequently unseen in other forums. See the full press release here.

The course has received top reviews from students and Epler Wood received a commendation for teaching from the Dean of Harvard Extension for the 2010 course. The course is available locally in Cambridge, MA, and simultaneously as an online distance-learning option. Registration begins August 1.

Any current or aspiring professional in the tourism/ hospitality industry would benefit tremendously by enrolling in [this course]. The readings, lectures and assignments address the interface between the economic aspects of the tourism industry and the effects of the industry on the environment. Megan offers her expertise and years of experience in shedding light on an increasingly important yet relatively new (from an academic standpoint) field within the sustainability milieu.  -Alex Yoo, 2010 Student

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