Published August 30, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE – The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) in partnership with George Washington University (GW) International Institute of Tourism Studies is launching an online six week cultural heritage tourism certificate program. The first program will run October 2-November 12, 2017.
This online certificate program is designed as a self-managed process that can be taken online in order to learn the content at a student’s own pace. Each course offers an excellent opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to leverage tourism as an engine for economic development and community development.
“AIANTA is thrilled to launch this unique, tailored educational program with a high-caliber university like GW,” said AIANTA Executive Director Camille Ferguson. “Providing educational opportunities like this cultural heritage tourism certificate program helps tribes and communities to establish themselves as tribal tourism leaders, and we are eager to empower the next generation of tourism professionals in Indian Country.”
Course topics include cultural heritage tourism, sustainable tourism assessment and development, destination marketing, community-based tourism, customer relations for the hospitality industry and best practices in event management.
Course registration is now open. Find the course registration link here.