Jarmo Ritalahti

senior lecturer
+358 294471618

Degree: Licentiate of Philosophy, Geography

Jarmo Ritalahti is the head of Master Degree Programme in Aviation and Tourism Business. Furthermore, he is responsible of the Research and Development module of joint master studies.   

He is a board member of Finnish Association of Tourism Research, and a member of the delegation of responsible tourism of Association of Finnish travel industry.  

Jarmo Ritalahti has done his professional career mainly in institutions of higher education, especially in universities of applied sciences. He has worked there as a teacher, developer and responsible of degree programmes and education. 


Ojasalo, K., Moilanen, T. & Ritalahti, J. Kehittämistyön menetelmät. SanomaPro 2020. 

Holmberg, E., Moulding, S., Montugati, F., Habiyakare, E., Ritalahti, J., & Puidokaite-Savickiene, R. Students’ consultancy. An international perspective: A guidebook for operating, implementing and managing students’ consultancy live projects. Utena collage 2019. 

Holmberg, E. & Ritalahti, J. The Constructive Approach in Tourism. In Multi-Stakeholder Perspectives of the Tourism Experience. Toim. Ali, A. & Hull, J.S. Peter Lang 2018. 

Birkle, M., Holmberg, E., Karlqvist, M. & Ritalahti, J. Student motivation in inquiry learning: lessons from a service design project. In Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Tourism. Toim. Beckendorff, P. & Zehrer, A. Edward Elgar Publishing 2017. 

Ritalahti, J. & Holmberg, E. Matkailukeskus. In Matkailututkimuksen avainkäsitteet. Toim. Edelheim, J. & Ilola, H. Lapland University Press 2017. 

Holmberg, E. & Ritalahti, J. National parks as experience spaces: an auto-etnographic study in two Finnish parks. In International Perspectives on Destination Management and Tourist Experiences. PL Academic Research 2016. 

Ritalahti, J. Inquiry learning in tourism: Haaga-Helia Porvoo Campus. In Tourism education: Global issues and trends. Toim. Sheldon, P. & Hsu, C. Emerald Group Publishing 2015. 

Ritalahti, J. & Lindroth, K. Economic impacts of tourism in Eastern Uusimaa, Finland. In The social side of tourism: The interface between tourism, society, and the environment. Toim. Lück, M., Velvin, J. & Eisenstein, B. PL Academic Research 2015. 

Isacsson, A. & Ritalahti, J. Work-integrated and service learning at HAAGA-HELIA Porvoo Campus in Finland: learning for life. In The Routledge handbook of tourism and hospitality education. Toim. Dredge, D., Airey, D. & Gross, M. Routledge 2015. 

Douglas, A., Lubbe, B. & Ritalahti, J. Using technology to align the needs of corporate travel managers with the functions of travel management companies. In Information and communication technologies in tourism 2015.  

RDI Projects (Erasmus+ Capacity Building) 

  • TOURIST – Development of competence centers of sustainable tourism in Thailand and Vietnam 
  • SUCSESS – Enhancement of university – business co-operation in South Africa 
  • ENCORE – Development of social entrepreneurship in Bhutan, Laos and Nepal