autumn 2016

TRATT Introduction to Tourism Management - 15 ECTS

Last changed: 06.04.2017

The course is provided by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics


Harstad |

Application deadline

Single subject applicants from Nordic countries: 1st June

Type of course

This subject is open for single subject students.

Admission requirements

Basic entrance requirements for Higher Education Qualification in Norway.

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Course content

  • Tourism as a phenomenon and as an industry
  • The history of tourism
  • Destinations and destination development
  • Attractions and attraction development
  • The tourism product
  • Travel patterns and tourists  behaviour
  • Tourist demand and the tourist market
  • Tourism politics and the organising of tourism
  • Environmental, cultural and economical impacts of tourism on nature, humans and society
  • International tourism and trends

Objectives of the course

This course provides an introduction to tourism, both as an industry and as an academic subject. It will explain tourism as a phenomenon by approaching it via various subjects and their traditions, notions and models. The course will describe tourism as a national as well as international industry.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

The teaching will be based on lectures and group work, case-based teaching and discussions and the presentation of papers.

Date for examination

Travel and Tourism - 4 hour net exam 10.12.2016

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.