Österlens Folkhögskola, an education provider in southern Sweden, focused on adult education, is launching a new tourism course, with focus on ecotourism and nature-based tourism. The initiative is perfectly timed, as nature-based tourism and ecotourism is on the rise in Sweden, with a need for more entrepreneurs that can offer exciting ecotourism experiences in our diverse landscape.
Jeppe Klockareson has contributed to the development of the course and will also be one of the teachers, focused on sustainable development and ecotourism, making use of the diverse and long experience and knowledge of The Swedish Ecotourism Society, where Jeppe is also a board member.
“The initiative to start the course Entreprenör Ekoturism is perfectly timed. It plays an important role in the development of nature-based tourism and ecotourism. The course content are accurate, thorough and exciting. At the same time, the course focuses on the industry’s actual competence needs. The education is in it for the long run, thus a long-term investment and commitment which is exactly what we need in Sweden, where the educational system, often operate with short-term perspectives within tourism. We need to build skills, capacity and quality with long-term perspectives and commitment, which will help nature-based tourism and ecotourism grow in Sweden,” says Jeppe.
The course starts in September 2018 and you can find out more about the announcement in Swedish here.