SUHET: Creating and Implementing Education for Sustainable High-end Tourism throughout Europe

“SUHET: Creating and Implementing Education for Sustainable High-end Tourism throughout Europe” (2022-2024), ref. number: 2021-1-FI01-KA220-HED-000031996, is implemented under the Erasmus+ programme, Key Action 2: Partnerships for Cooperation in the field of Higher Education.

The project has developed a MOOC course on “Sustainable high-end tourism” available freely here:

The main goal of the project is to provide the field of tourism in the participating countries with highly-qualified staff able to respond to current high-end customer needs and foresight future development trends sustainably. The long-term benefits of the project include strengthening the regions’ economy, generating new jobs, steady income, increasing sustainable tourism activities, international networking with other high-end tourism providers in online community, new projects, cooperation with partners to develop new services and businesses with other high-end tourism enterprises.

The intellectual outputs developed by the SUHET project comprise:

  • Course conceptualization and curriculum development
  • MOOC outline
  • Development of MOOC tools
  • Portfolio of case studies

The results of the SUHET project are targeted at:

  • Representatives of tourism sector
  • Tourism enterprises
  • Partner HEIs
  • Students/learners
  • Teachers

The SUHET project was implemented by a consortium of 5 partners:

  • Lapin Ammattikorkeakoulu OY – Coordinator, Finland,
  • Erasmushogeschool Brussel, Belgium,
  • Fundació Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain,  
  • Univerza v Mariboru, Slovenia,
  • European Center For Quality Ltd, Bulgaria,

The developed curriculum and learning content bring various benefits for the different target groups:

  • HE teachers: will gain a teaching base ready to be incorporated in their own education and training offers and used in day-to-day teaching activities.
  • Teachers: will gain access to a new, up-to-date teaching content and methodology.
  • Students: will gain improved knowledge of sustainable luxury tourism and improved skills of customer service in the high-end tourism sector.
  • Tourism businesses: will benefit from the enhanced cooperation with HEIs through the co-design of a new course aligned with the current industry trends and skills needs.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.