Wednesday, April 25, 2012
On Saturday 21st April Travel & Tourism Lecturer Craig Leith along with a representative from Yr 1 & Yr 2 HND Travel & Tourism attended an event at Jewel & Esk College in Edinburgh. The event, run by environmental group "People and Planet" aimed to raise awareness of environmental and ethical issues in a number of industries including Tourism.
Around 25 students from a number of Scottish colleges took part in a workshop run by Craig which explored sustainability in the travel industry. Delegates considered ways in which tour operators and holidaymakers could make holidays more beneficial for the envionment as well as the impact visitors have for those who live in popular tourist destinations throughout the world.
The organisers reported the day to be a great success.