Worldwide tourism is an industry of major importance. Travel & tourism directly contribute US$2.2 trillion to the global economy. 1 in 11 of the world’s total jobs are in travel & tourism.
Tourism, however, is more than just a powerful economic force. Tourist activities affect the environment of travel destinations and influences cultures worldwide. Tourism is very sensitive to global transformations such as changing consumer behaviour, economic developments, climate change, epidemics, or acts of terrorism. Tourism is a complex phenomenon.
In this academic programme you study tourism and explore the interrelationships between tourism, economy, society and environment. The study Tourism focuses on sustainable development. The study Tourism is an English-taught interdisciplinary academic bachelor programme offered jointly by Wageningen University and Breda University of Applied Sciences.