DATES

Virtual part – April 1st , 2024

Physical part – April 15th – 19th , 2024

Deadline to apply for students: March 27th

Credits: 3 ETCS, Certificate provided

 

Eligible participants: Students and teaching staff of undergraduate study programs within the field of Business Administration in Tourism, Tourism, Hospitality Management.

 

The program will consist of virtual meeting, where preliminary requirements and agenda will be introduced and a physical part, where students and teaching staff will discuss existing prerequisites of modern tourism development including its sustainability aspects.

After the discussion visits to Latvian hospitality establishments will be organized and meetings with Latvian tourism and hospitality representatives will be made in an order to analyse implementation of sustainable practices and innovative solutions in the daily operations of Latvian hotels. As the result of research, students will have to provide their evaluations of the sustainability approach in Latvian hotels, rewarding most sustainable establishment on their choice.

REGISTRATION FORM

About the programme

The program will consist of virtual meeting, where preliminary requirements and agenda will be introduced and a physical part, where students and teaching staff will discuss existing prerequisites of modern tourism development including its sustainability aspects.
After the discussion visits to Latvian hospitality establishments will be organized and meetings with Latvian tourism and hospitality representatives will be made in an order to analyze implementation of sustainable practices in the daily operations of Latvian hotels.
As the result of research, students will have to provide their evaluations of the sustainability approach in Latvian hotels, rewarding most sustainable establishment on their choice.

Aim

To introduce students with the concept of sustainability in tourism, its development tendencies and forecasts. To encourage analysis of the accommodation establishments from the sustainable point of view in an order to determine most perspective solutions.

Objectives

  1. To raise awareness of the sustainable practices in tourism and hospitality industry
  2. Practically explore sustainable approach aligned with theoretical findings
  3. To share international experience related to the development of modern tourism industry
  4. To create space for critical and creative thinking
  5. To foster interuniversity collaboration and linkage between higher education institutions and business representatives

Expected learning outcomes

Participants will expand their knowledge regarding sustainability in tourism and hospitality, improve their presentation, critical and creative skills and develop their competences in tourism and hospitality with further application in their research and progress of their career paths.

Financial support

Students have to apply to their sending institutions for funding of 70 EUR/day.
Teaching staff has to apply to its sending institution for ERASMUS+ mobility funding.

ISMA will cover during the program

For students

Accommodation in a hotel with breakfasts during the physical program days (Students will have to share double rooms) , coffee pauses, visits to the hotels, excursions, Old Riga walking tour

For teaching staff

Coffee pauses, visits to the hotels, excursions, Old Riga Walking tour

Preliminary program

Day 1 15.04

Arrival at ISMA, Valerijas Seiles street 1/7, trolleybuss 15, bus stop Lomonosova iela

09:00-10:00 Registration at ISMA reception

10:00 – 11:30 - Welcoming meeting, presentations of the students

11:30 - Coffee pause

12:00 - 13:00 Presentations of the students.

13:00 - 14:00 - Break time to visit ISMA Cafe.

 

Day 2 16.04

10:00 - 11:30 Workshop

12:00 – 13:30 Seminar

13:30 - 14:00 Time to visit ISMA Cafe

15:00 - 17:00 Excursion to Riga Old Town, meeting place Hansa Hotel lobby

 

Day 3 17.04

(Hansa Hotel lobby)

10:00 Meeting at Hansa Hotel lobby with Julija Mironova

10:00-12:30 - Meeting with Latvian hospitality representatives, visits of Riga hotels for Training

13:00-14:00 – Journey to Jurmala by train

14:00-17:00 Meeting with Latvian hospitality representatives, visits of Jurmala hotels.

 

Day 4 18.04 (Hansa Hotel lobby)

10:00 Meeting at Hansa Hotel lobby with Julija Mironova

10:00 - 19:00 – Bus tour to Kurzeme region to visit region’s most significant hospitality

establishments in castles and manors, Latvian tourism and hospitality experts. Lunch included.

 

Day 5 19.04

10:00-14:00 – Announcement of survey results, discussion, conclusions of the sustainability approaches in the hotels of Latvia, proposals, reward of the most sustainable Latvian hotel, feedback.

Guidelines how to fill learning agreements online

Dear Students,

I would like to inform you about following document, which is Learning Agreement for Studies. This document should be signed digitally on "Online Learning Agreement" platform. We kindly ask you to prepare the Learning Agreements by 10th of March.

Here are the steps how to do it:

  1. Open the website: https://learning-agreement.eu/user/login
  2. Log in with your email address
  3. Enter your personal details
  4. Click the button "Create new agreement"
  5. Choose "Blended Mobility with short-term physical mobility"
  6. Student information: (your personal details)
  7. Sending institution information: (your home university details)
  8. Receiving institution information:
    • country: Latvia
    • name: SIA Informacijas sistemu menedzmenta augstskola
    • faculty/department: Business Administration
    • Address: Riga
    • Erasmus code: LV RIGA32
    • Receiving Responsible Person:
      • first name: Karina
      • last name: Lazareva
      • position: Erasmus+ Coordinator
      • email: lazareva@isma.lv
      • Phone number: +37167114518
    • Receiving Administrative Contact Person:
      • first name: Julija
      • last name: Mironova
      • position: Head of Business Administration in Tourism Prof. Bach. Study Program
      • email: mironova@isma.lv
  1. Mobility programme:
    • Planned start of the mobility: 20.03.2023
    • Planned end of the mobility: 24.03.2023
    • Study Programme at Receiving Institution and recognition at the Sending Institution (add component):
      1. Component title or description at the Sending Institution: Sustainability in Tourism and Hospitality
      2. Component Code: n/a
      3. Number of ECTS credits (or equivalent) to be recognised by the Sending Institution: 3
      4. Short description of the virtual component
      5. Discussion of sustainability, its definition and application in tourism and hospitality. Requirements for students` presentations regarding their regional tourism development considering sustainability aspects, trends and best practices.
      6. The main language of instruction at the Receiving Institution: English
      7. The level of language competence: (choose your level in English, minimum is B1)
  1. Paint your signature and submit the document.

Now this procedure seems complicated, but there is nothing difficult, just follow these instructions above and it will take you only 5-10 minutes to complete the Learning Agreement.

If you have any questions, please contact me or your home coordinator.

Karina Lazareva
ERASMUS+ Coordinator
International Relations Coordinator
karina.lazareva@isma.lv

Contacts

For Erasmus+ details, arrival information and registration:

Karina Lazareva
ERASMUS+ Coordinator
karina.lazareva@isma.lv

For staff teaching visits and organisational information:

Julija Mironova
Head of Business Administration in Tourism
Prof. Bach. Study Program
julija.mironova@isma.lv

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