Innovative and digital technologies in tourism and hospitality

The Tourism program in the Innovative and Digital Technology in Tourism profile at the International School of Environment and Tourism is designed to meet the needs of the tourism and hospitality industry in the Far Eastern region and the Russian Federation for highly qualified professionals with a command of digital and innovative technologies. The program takes into account the requirements of professional standards «Excursion Guide», «Internet Marketing Specialist» and leading representatives of business environment.

The areas and spheres of professional activity of graduates include work related to the provision of tourism, hotel, excursion services, as well as other services necessary for the organization and implementation of travel.

Major disciplines of the profile:

  • Innovation in tourism;
  • Digital marketing channels for tourism services;
  • Software in management of tourism and hospitality enterprises;
  • Tourism and recreation design;
  • Virtual reality in designing tourism and excursion products;
  • Digital technologies of office activities;
  • Technology and organization of operator and agency services;
  • Museum studies and excursion and exhibition activities;
  • Global technologies in tourism and hospitality (in English);
  • Economics and Entrepreneurship in Tourism;
  • Monitoring of tourism product and services;
  • Interaction with consumers in tourism and hospitality industry.

Peculiarities of implementing the educational program at VVSU:

  • using of software and modern digital technologies used in various areas of tourism and hospitality, including Fablab VVSU digital laboratory, in the educational process;
  • highly qualified teaching staff;
  • involvement of employers in the educational process;
  • active use of VVSU technical complex, including computer classes and specialized laboratories: «Laboratory of organizational and economic management methods in tourism and hospitality», «Hotel room educational module»; «Restaurant service organization and management educational unit», as well as Worldskills workshops;
  • e-learning (a combination of face-to-face classes and students' independent work using e-learning courses, e-textbooks, online trainings, seminars, etc.)
  • organization of work placements in leading tourism and hospitality industry enterprises in Russia, Primorsky Krai, and abroad.

Educational Benefits:

  • the competencies gained will enable you to work in various tourism industry enterprises, including regional and municipal authorities, tour operator companies, restaurants, hotels, transport infrastructure enterprises, entertainment facilities, sightseeing activities and other facilities related to the development and implementation of the tourism product;
  • create their own business;
  • to have the opportunity to continue their education in the Master's program.

Our partners:

Administrative structures: Tourism Agency of Primorsky Krai; Department of Tourism, Investment and Urban Environment of Vladivostok City Administration; Tourist Information Centre of Primorsky Krai;

Tourism companies: Gavan; Biletur; Primoravtotrans; Vostok Intour; Primorsky Club; VVSU TRAVEL, etc;

Public organizations: Directorate of Public Spaces, Vladivostok; National Park «Bikin»; National Park «Leopard Land»; Dalekspocentre; Primorsky Chamber of Commerce and Industry; The Arsenyev Primorsky State Museum;     

Hotels and catering facilities: Primorye Integrated Entertainment Zone; Gavan Hotel; Lotte Hotel; Azimut Hotel Vladivostok; Equator Hotel; Supra Restaurant; ZUMA Restaurant, etc.

Language of education: Russian

Duration of study: 4 years

Qualification: Bachelor

State certification: yes