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Introduction to

& Tourism

Regenerative tourism course

4 sessions | 4 weeks

12 hours

Short Course

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4 weeks, 4 live sessions x 2 hours 

Build your literacy in regenerative development and tourism. Understand the difference between regeneration and sustainability, what is involved and how we need to work differently. This mini-course is an introduction to the change ahead. It will build your confidence and courage to talk about regenerative tourism and the future of tourism and travel beyond business as usual.

This course is designed for managers, leaders, business owners and policymakers who genuinely seek to open up their thinking and develop an appreciation for the change ahead.



Regeneration rising

Regeneration is a paradigm shift that requires deep systems change. 


Regeneration requires that we redesign the extractive systems that are driving the polycrisis. Our survival depends on it. 


Regeneration requires that we heal our relationship with the planet, with community, and reconnect with our inner selves.  There can be no business as usual.

To take this course you must be prepared to challenge what you know. You must be willing to confront the barriers and blindspots that keep you reaching for the same toolkit. This course is designed to awaken you to a new way of thinking about the what we need to do for the future.

Course Outline

A 4-week online cohort course that introduces regenerative tourism to tourism professionals, destination managers, researchers, businesses, and other industry stakeholders. It's the top-line introduction that everyone needs to start the journey into understanding the shift ahead.


  • Explore the difference between sustainable tourism and regenerative tourism.

  • Delve into positive impact, what it means, and practical examples.

  • Develop an understanding of the 10 pillars of everyday practice for regenerative tourism.

  • Identify actions for regenerative tourism.


  • What is regenerative tourism?

  • Introduction to the regenerative tourism framework

  • Things to consider in designing and implementing a regenerative tourism journey

  • Everyday regenerative mindset and practices

What to expect

  • An introduction to regenerative travel and tourism.

  • An appreciation for the difference between sustainable and regenerative tourism and other concepts.

  • An introduction to the CoLab's regenerative framework.

  • Examples, case studies and practice points.

  • Recordings of the live sessions accessed via the Tourism CoLab community of practice (3 months).

Why the future of travel is regenerative

Regeneration and positive impact tourism is on the rise across the world. Conscious travellers are searching for deeper and more meaningful connections with the places they visit. They want to hear local stories, experience a place, and be transformed through deeper connections with nature, others and themselves. These visitors tend to stay longer, spend locally and build long-term connections. They are also more conscious of their impacts, seek to minimise their footprint, and are willing to give back when provided the opportunity.


Regeneration flips thinking by asking "How can travel and the hosting of visitors give back to nature, community, and place. 


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What previous participants have said...

I offer my sincere thanks for the learning I have gained and for the ongoing potential of regenerative tourism. Thank you.

- Participant, Regenerative Tourism x Design, May 2022

We have more community involvement, the state govt is supportive and we are keeping our fingers crossed for some federal funding for a pilot project for the islands. All very exciting! We often go back to our notes from our sessions with you for our community work :)

- Participant, Community Conversations, May 2021.


Q. When does the course start and finish?


The course will open one week prior to the start date when you will receive an invitation to join the Colab's Community of Practice. The content for the first lesson will be available at this time. The content for each lesson will be released weekly on a Friday.


Q. How is the course run?


Our Community of Practice is the platform where you will find recordings of the live sessions in case you miss them. It is where you will connect with your community of learners, so make sure you introduce yourself.


Q. Are there any live webinars?


Yes. There are four live sessions, one per week for four weeks. The course can be completed asynchronously by viewing the live sessions in your own time and using the Community of practice to ask questions.


Q. How long do I have access to the course?


After enrolling, you have access to this course for 3 months, or until further notice.


Q. What if I am unhappy with the course?


We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.


Q. Will the course be offered at a later date?


Yes. The course will be offered again (dates to be confirmed) but we can't guarantee the same pricing. You can email us at anytime if you have questions..

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