The Summer School “Learning in tourism” is an initiative of Observatory on Tourism in the European Islands (OTIE). One of the main objectives of OTIE is to organize training seminars and courses, giving the occasion to participants to know the tourism sector and to apply their knowledge in the development planning.
The main goals of the summer school are:
1. Educating and training future tourism professionals;
2. Encouraging the future creation of cultural tourism products in European Islands;
3. Encouraging the development of different types of tourism to extend seasonality;
4. Creating new tourism products, expecially cultural ones, to shake off islands' association with seaside tourism.
The summer school is dedicated to OTIE first Director Dr. Mario Frontoni, died in April 2011.