Summary: Tourism development should be sustainable in terms of environmental aspects, economically viable and profitable and equitable from ethical and socially aspects. For tourism to contribute to the sustainable development of the national economy, it must integrate natural, cultural and human components. Tourism education and training refer to the acquirement of professional skills necessary for practicing the named activity. The educational management at all levels of decision-making process shall combine the specialization training with the management training in order to better face the problems from the performed activity.
Key words: tourism development, sustainability, management, competencies, sport, students, reserach.