George Washington University Partnership

George Washington University and Destinations International Partner to Provide Destination Organizations with Educational Opportunities

Destinations International members are eligible for up to a 25% tuition discount when they apply to George Washington University's Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management graduate program.

Start your application today and use this code: DI2024FALL

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About the Program

Since 1987, the GW School of Business has offered graduate students hands-on experiential education in the tourism, entertainment and hospitality industries. Today, these fields need professionals with the management skills to unlock new opportunities and new revenue models; they also need informed individuals who can give insight on emerging issues such as environmental impact and health and wellness. Perhaps the most unique feature of our educational approach is our commitment to understanding how tourism can drive development, conserve heritage, and promote peace and understanding.

Program Highlights

  • Learn the concepts and skills you need to pursue a career in event and meeting management, hospitality management, and sustainable tourism management.
  • Interact with peers, instructors, industry professionals and alumni from all over the world in a rich learning environment that combines individual experiences and interests with innovative and sustainable local and global initiatives.
  • Gain exceptional access to the jobs, internships, and networking and career development opportunities found only in Washington, D.C.

Professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Destination Management

The George Washington University’s Professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Destination Management program provides a strategic overview of responsible destination management along with practical applications for today’s tourism landscape. 

The online program offers participants the opportunity to improve their professional standing and deepen their comprehension of tourism’s potential to achieve environmental, socio-cultural and economic goals through six required courses: Sustainable Tourism & Regenerative Travel, Destination Management, Destination Marketing, Product Development, Destination Investment & Finance, and Destination Stewardship Planning. 

Participants will learn strategies and tools for recognizing and developing tourism products, creating visitor markets, minimizing the potentially negative effects of tourism and enhancing the sustainability of destinations so that they remain viable and attractive to visitors, and support their host communities.

Destinations International members will receive a US$50 discount off the standard course fees when the discount code DI-50 is applied on the registration payment page.