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Planeta.com and ITESO University Develop Ecotourism Certificate Course

Guadalajara (PRWEB) April 26, 2005

Planeta.com and ITESO University announce the debut of an innovative ecotourism certificate course (diplomado).

The innovative course will be conducted in person AND online and is aimed at local businesses, officials and consultants with a professional interest in ecotourism. Jalisco leaders will learn from projects and operations around the world while developing local projects.

“We’re covering the major components of what constitutes ecotourism,” said Ron Mader, adding that the the final project for the class will be a small fair on campus in November.

The course begins in June and includes more than 100 hours of lectures, readings, online chats and the development of an ecotourism fair that will take place on campus in October 2005. Readings are in Spanish and English.

“The Ecotourism Certificate offered by ITESO has several benefits,” explains José de la Cerda Gastélum, the university’s director of Foreign Relations. “The course promotes tourism as a way to re-encounter nature in a responsible manner and employs advanced technology that allows participants to learn how to be one with the environment.”

For details about the ecotourism certificate course, please consult



Planeta.com is the “Global Journal of Practical Ecotourism” created in 1994 to launch a dialogue about tourism and environmental conservation. Ron Mader was also the host for the online Sustainable Development of Ecotourism web conference which preceded the 2002 Ecotourism Summit. Planeta is a two-time winner of the “Lente de Plata” award. http://www.planeta.com

ITESO is the Jesuit University of Guadalajara founded in 1957. Educational programs include certificate courses and workshops in business development, public works and human development. ITESO hosts a public meeting on its upcoming certificate programs on campus April 27th beginning at 8pm.


Contact Info:

ITESO Office of Continuing Education

(52)(33) 3669-3434 ext. 3644 and 3623

>> http://www.diplomados.iteso.mx


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