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Chara Papanikolaou

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SMARTOUR project
wants to define the profile of the Sustainable Tourism Manager, as a qualified professional that can contribute to the
economic, environmental and social development of the community
where the organisation is located.
About SMARTOUR project
to assist those working in the tourism industry to
develop their knowledge and skills so they can progress in the industry
The project
will provide training
in business operations, environment and culture with a view to
improving sustainability
of the organisation and of the tourism offer in the region. As such we hope to equip those working in the tourism industry with the skills to become a
Sustainable Tourism Manager.
Smartour Aims
The project outputs include SMARTOUR course - Sustainable Tourism Manager Training Course and SMARTOUR GENIE online tool.
will provide training in business operations, environment and culture with a view to improving sustainability of the organisation and of the tourism offer in the region.
Outputs- Smartour course
Staffordshire University, UK, Coordinator
Newcastle-under-Lyme College, UK
Touch TD, UK
Associazione Italiana Confindustria Alberghi, Italy
SMARTOUR partnership
Smartour endgoal
In order to achieve its goals the project will develop a training path and related tools aiming to equip tourist professionals with the right skills to become a Sustainable Tourism Manager.
This will include knowledge and skills to establish a
sustainable management plan
for the facilities under management, and to undertake the actions needed to achieve sustainability objectives from the environmental, economic and social point of view.
The project foresees the
use of accessible online tools to allow people to understand which actions are the most suitable for their facilities
. This should also enable a wider rural audience to take part in the project.
Outputs- Smartour tools
Contact us!
The Sustainable Tourism Manager model will develop as a result of the experience of the partners and the analysis of the territory where they are based, to encompass different perspectives, locational requirements and traditions.
The structure of the project is there-fore conceived to respond to European principles towards a
European Area of Skills and Qualifications through the shared experience of the partners and joint recognition of training outputs
Very high turnover of staff occurs in the tourism sector, due to the inability to
professionally progress through a lack of training or qualifications
– this project will address this issue.
Eurocrea Merchant S.r.l., Italy

CCS Digital Education - CrystalClearSoft S.A., Greece

Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Lead and contact person: Jon Fairburn, Professor of Sustainable Development, Staffordshire University

+44 1782 294094 jon.fairburn@staffs.ac.uk
Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
Project number: 2015-1-UK01-KA202-013499
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