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About the Course

The MOOC introduces learners to key environmental health and natural resources management challenges associated with the rapid growth in international tourist arrivals into low-income countries. Since infrastructural and regulatory capacities in such countries are often limited they are more exposed to the negative implications of such development. The MOOC will present experiences and potential avenues to develop a more sustainable form of tourism. The Course particularly focuses on the problems and potentials of tourism development in small island states in tropical and sub-tropical settings and highlights the challenges of such development on vulnerable ecosystems. It also highlights how tourism development in Zanzibar results in increased pressure on its marine environment, solid waste management, water resources and control of mosquitoes. These factors will be used as tracers of impacts and areas for future improvement towards a more sustainable form of tourism. Zanzibar will be in focus during this course and used as a case in order to exemplify how a massive increase of Tourism in a low income and resource poor setting, can increase the vulnerability of the local population. The Course topics also relate to a number of targets under the global Sustainable Development Goals, especially: Goals 3: “good health and well-being” Goals 6: “clean water and sanitation” Goals 14: “life below water” Goals 17: “partnerships”. Thus, the Course is a continuation of the efforts and discussions raised as part of the 2017 international year of sustainable tourism. A diversity of perspectives and areas of expertise will be presented by researchers from the University of Copenhagen, State University of Zanzibar, representatives from the hotel sector and international experts in specific areas of sustainable tourism....

Top reviews


Mar 7, 2020

Amazing course. Full of great information, straight to the point, with many life examples and research data. Very helpful for both environmental enthusiasts and hospitality professionals. Many thanks!


Mar 9, 2021

I learned a lot regarding the topic of sustainable tourism, Thanks for the excellence of the professor who gives every little detail pertaining to the topic. It was indeed a very knowleageable course.

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By Marsha A

Nov 4, 2020

A good course for beginner level, although it is heavily focused on Zanzibar only... I still appreciate the course. Thanks, Prof Konradsen and team!

By Rachel C

May 11, 2020

Overall a great class, learned quite a bit that I did not know about tourism. Quiz's could be difficult as some articles I did not have access to.

By Marine B

Jun 18, 2020

Good introduction to sustainable tourism. Interesting focus on the case of Zanzibar, lots of useful facts, information and pratical solutions.

By Aaesha A S -

Sep 23, 2019

I enjoyed the course and definitely learned so much and I believe that I am ready to initiate my own study on sustainable tourism in my city.

By Anjali V R

Mar 13, 2021

Very elaborate and highly informative course. All the reading materials provided for both mandatory and optional reading are beneficial.

By Julia O

Feb 7, 2022

Some materials are no longer available or dont work to open like the WHO website about mosquitos and the mapping mosquito podcast

By tharikaa

Sep 3, 2018

i liked it . very useful, always wondered how did people on every island manage to survive

regarding waste cleanliness etc..

By Prashant A

Oct 1, 2020

This coarse was very informative and got to learn new things. Learned new ways by which I can help improve my society.

By Elaine K

Aug 19, 2022

Made the impacts of tourism and the need for sustianable planning real with compleeing examples and materials.

By isabella o

Jul 17, 2020

I loved it, but I will enjoy it more if the studies and investigations would from different countries too.

By Kim J R

Jun 9, 2020

Good course - I learned core information. Not sure how COVID-19 has effected the material in the course.

By Sadia N S

Sep 6, 2020

This was a great course. Really easy to learn, I learned a lot and it will help my academic studies too!

By Ocean M

Sep 24, 2020

Good course, I learned a lot in an overall sense and was fascinating to use Zanzibar as a case example.

By Chiku a

Dec 7, 2019

It is good but need to give certificate foe free. It is very important for the upcoming generation

By John H

Nov 29, 2021

Better have more paragraphs in the texts because it is a little bit frustrating while reading.

By Dr. A R

Jun 16, 2020

The detailed case study helped a lot to understand the distinct avenues of sustainable tourism

By Jayasinghe , P M

Jul 21, 2021

Very Updated Knowledge and better to provide a certificate after completing the course

By prajwal d m

Apr 12, 2020

It is a very important subject, but it needs more knowledge in the Global level.

By Flor G S C

Sep 23, 2022

Este curso me ha servido mucho de aprendizaje y de repaso a temas importantes.

By Nikrun B

May 2, 2020

It was awesome. maza aa gaya. which means i am delighted. Thank you.

By Laura M

Dec 29, 2020

Very interesting, although the course material is a bit outdated.

By Shankar G

May 10, 2020

The course given a good knowledge how to sustainable for future.

By Vishnu K

Nov 15, 2020

Very interesting course. A must for green tourism enthusiasts

By Yolandi S

Jul 19, 2021

It is an excellent beginner course.


Oct 6, 2020

Como hago para obtener el diploma?