AIM WSGSB and ALT-CFT focus on sustainable tourism for Global Network Week
On 17-21 October 2016, the W. SyCip Graduate School of Business (WSGSB) and the Dr. Andrew L. Tan Center for Tourism (ALT-CFT) of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in the Philippines will be holding a weeklong management course on sustainable tourism for students of the GNAM. This course will be part of the GNW, wherein weeklong mini courses provide an opportunity for students within the network to pursue intensive study on selected topics. Apart from AIM, the GNAM network includes 27 other member schools.
This course on sustainable tourism is designed to give students the opportunity to discuss successful business models of sustainable enterprises, management dynamics of sustainable tourism sites, and the proper management of scarce environmental resources. The course is comprised of on--site visits and classroom sessions at the Asian Institute of Management and Asian Development Bank in Manila; DVF Dairy Farms and Philippine Carabao Center in Nueva Ecija; and at the Masungi Georeserve in Rizal.
1. To strengthen partnership with the Global Network for Advanced Management by providing mini courses that will provide an opportunity for students within the network to pursue intensive study on ecotourism.
2. To open program and research agenda on ecotourism that students can incorporate in their respective fields of study. Specifically, this Program aims to develop knowledge, understand, and appreciation of environmentally responsible travel to relatively undisturbed natural areas that promotes biodiversity conservation, has low negative visitor impact, and provides for socio‐ economic benefits to the local stakeholder communities.
a. Develop knowledge and understanding of resources, products, best management practices, and opportunities in the ecotourism sub‐sector.
b. Incorporate the guiding principles of ecotourism into the other sub‐sectors of the travel industry
c. Provide a framework to plan, design, and assess interpretation programs for tourists.
3. To expose students to the ecotourism sites of the Philippines.