UNWTO Ted.Qual accreditation renewed for MSc Responsible Tourism Management
The School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management are celebrating the successful renewal of the UNWTO Ted.Qual recognition for our MSc Responsible Tourism Management.
The four-year renewal is the longest period of recognition available and is a testament to our continued commitment to the quality of learning and teaching and the integration of industry needs in the development of highly relevant, contemporary courses.When asked about the achievement, Professor Rhodri Thomas, Dean of School, said
"This is a ringing endorsement of the excellent work that our team of academic specialists in responsible tourism are doing. The evaluation process is suitably demanding and I am delighted that we came through it with such positive feedback. We are the only university globally to have a course in responsible tourism accredited this way. Congratulations to Dr Peter Robinson, Head of our Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Management, Dr Davina Stanford, Course Director, and colleagues for their leadership in securing this accolade."
Leeds Beckett University is one of only two institutions in the UK to achieve this prestigious acknowledgement and it is allied to an equally unique course which is designed to support students, many of whom are working in the tourism industry internationally, to implement responsible industry practices that improve communities' quality of life and conserve the environment and culture of destinations within travel and tourism.
Before joining Leeds Beckett as Head of the Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Management, Peter worked for ten years at University of Wolverhampton, as a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Events, then as Head of Leisure and latterly as Head of Marketing, Innovation, Leisure and Enterprise.