The development of tourism destinations established around marinas increases significantly sustainable development from economic, socio-cultural, and environmental perspectives.
SAMK succeeded in the search for Erasmus+ strategic partnership projects in the spring 2020 application round. The project of SAMK's tourism business research group to develop competence in maritime tourism was approved for funding. This is the first Erasmus+ partnership project coordinated by SAMK.
Responsible tourism courses belong to Topias Myllynen´s favourite themes in the International Tourism Management education. These courses deal with megatrends and how tourism is able to adapt to the world around it and what kind of solutions can be found to problems.
Sofia Hilli studies Tourism in English for the second year in the degree programme of International Tourism Management. One of her future dreams is entrepreneurship.
Organic wild collection, i.e. collecting wild produce for commercial purposes from areas registered as organic collection areas is a new opportunity for rural economy.
Tourism is a hot topic. Can I travel anywhere “because I can”? Could I consider what the criteria are for choosing my travel destination, accommodation and purchases? Could travel enthusiasts make choices where they don´t feel they are giving up anything but instead gaining more? What kind of choices can tour operators make – and how about tourism service producers?
On 26-27 September you have a chance to visit the European Commission's exhibition at SAMK’s library. The exhibition "What role for science in 21st century policy-making?" showcases concrete issues as well as the bigger challenges ahead for our society as migration, digital transformation, resilience, mobility and fairness of society. To find a sustainable common solution for each of them requires science, scientific evidence, scientific knowledge.
More than 130 course certificates were issued to tourism students studying in the new online study programme “Boosting Growth of Tourism Business” during the academic year 2019-2020. The programme, designed and delivered in cooperation with SAMK, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Tallinn University of Technology and University of Latvia, was funded by the Central Baltic project BOOSTED.
An innovation camp in tourism product development gathered 23 tourism students and 14 tourism lecturers from Finland, Estonia and Latvia in Saaremaa, Estonia.
After finishing her vocational school studies in tourism, Annika Lampert from Austria worked in the USA at a country club and in her own native country as a physician´s assistant and a receptionist. However, she had always been contemplating on higher education studies and getting an international degree.