Regenerative Tourism - Kerry

Regenerative tourism, at its simplest, seeks to ensure travel and tourism reinvest in people, places and nature and that it supports the long-term renewal and flourishing of our social-ecological systems (Dredge, 2022). Regenerative tourism offers a ground-breaking set of solutions to rethink and rebuild the tourism industry in a way that develops long-lasting capabilities and strengthens resilience for its direct and indirect stakeholders. It revitalises local economies, preserves local cultures and biodiversity while offering memorable, authentic and transformative experiences to the guests, allowing destinations to flourish.


Learn from a team of experts, practitioners and academics who are leading EU & International projects in Regenerative Tourism at MTU
Collaborate with like-minded people and international thought-leaders to co-create regenerative tourism solutions
Lead regenerative tourism development to make a positive impact on nature and community as well as on visitors’ experience and bottom line
Support communities in sharing and preserving heritage, destination identity and distinctiveness for the benefit of the next generation Regenerative Tourism seeks to develop new models and approaches for a resilient and sustainable tourism… that supports communities, creates jobs, promotes culture, and protects heritage and its transmission (UNESCO, 2020)
This MA in Regenerative Tourism will provide you with the opportunity to become an active player in the transition to Regenerative and Sustainable tourism. You will learn how to deploy regenerative tourism strategies to innovate tourism development for a more holistic, balanced approach and deliver net positive benefits for communities and the environment through applied projects. The programme design incorporates three key pillars of learning.

Enjoy the benefits of a supportive/supported and flexible online learning delivery through the MTU virtual learning environment:
Two Evenings per week (3 hours contact each evening) - Three x 12-week semesters

Synchronous Lectures & Tutorials - Live interaction, group discussions, case studies, problem-based learning, flipped classroom, and masterclasses from world leading experts.

Asynchronous Lectures - Directed study, videos, podcasts, structured reading, discussion boards - The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approach is embedded in teaching, learning and assessment strategies to provide a more flexible learning environment to accommodate the needs and abilities of all learners.

Subjects taught


Regenerative Tourism & the Circular Economy
Strategic Tourism Development
Regenerative Tourism Masterclasses

Innovating through Entrepreneurial Design
Data Analytics for Tourism

Models of Community Development
Leading Community Tourism
Culture & Collaboration for Regenerative Tourism

Research Consultancy Methods
Research Consultancy Proposal
Capstone Research Consultancy Project

Entry requirements

NFQ Level 8 degree (or equivalent) minimum level 2nd class honours in Business, Tourism, Community Studies or a cognate discipline. IELTS score of at least 6.0 where English is not a first language.

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Employment Opportunities
Managers, Officers and Executives of Tourism Development Organisations, Community Leaders, Volunteers and Activists, Tourism Business Owners.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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