In February 2021, for the fifth time, a unique lifelong learning program for future camping managers will be held under the name "Camping resort management".
More than 120 students in the previous four years were educated at the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality in Opatija (FTHM), who are today successful carriers of the development of sustainable camping tourism in their destinations. Participants regularly include future investors in campsites and glamping resorts, as well as entrepreneurs in camping tourism.
Manufacturers of caravans and camping equipment are also interested in the program, who regularly send their top employees to this unique education in Croatia and abroad, according to the dean of the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality in Opatija. Sandra Janković and adds that in the last generation, participants from Croatia were joined for the first time by students from Slovenia - 5 of them.
"Lifelong education in tourism and hospitality is one of the strategic goals of our faculty and we want to incorporate the knowledge, resources and experience of the institution not only through various studies, but also such programs that will help develop knowledge and careers of employees in hospitality and tourism throughout life.", States Janković and points out that the online implementation of the program opens further ways of internationalization of the program.
Participants receive a certificate and 10 ECTS credits, and the Croatian Camping Association additionally rewards the best participant with a free weekend in a mobile home in the 5 * camp.
Program Manager Joseph Cvelić Bonifačić points out that they are especially proud of the fact that the participants of this program are successful managers in the best camps, but also many entrepreneurs and investors who opened several quality camps 4 * and 5 * in Croatia after education on camping management. “We want camping managers to be carriers of quality, but also stakeholders in sustainable development in their destination".
The program starts on 15.02. and lasts until 25.02. while field classes will be held at Camp 5 * in April. For more information on the Lifelong Learning Camping Management program, see HERE
Photo: Croatian Camping Union, Camp Polidor