TRATT Introduction to Tourism Management - 15 ECTS
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- 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
After completing the course the candidate will:
- Have broad knowledge of the tourism industry and tourism as a phenomenon.
- Have knowledge of the history of tourism and the factors that have led to tourism development.
- Have knowledge of major destinations and the resources on which they are based.
- Have knowledge of tourist markets and be able to explain various segmentation criteria.
- Have knowledge of relevant research and theories within the field of tourism.
- Have broad knowledge of the basics of tourism research.
After completing the course the candidate should:
- Be able to describe aspects important for destination development.
- Be able to evaluate destinations by use of relevant theory.
- Be able to analyze an attraction and its attraction power.
- Be able to analyze the pros and cons of a destination and suggest areas for further development.
- Have the ability to apply tourism theories in order to establish the viability of destinations and attractions.
- Have the ability to give examples of and discuss various possibilities and limitations related to tourism development and growth.
- Be able to identify the economic impacts of tourism at a destination.
After completing the course the candidate:
- Is able to evaluate the potential possibilities and challenges of tourism in a critical and analytic manner.
- Is able to debate current issues in tourism.
- Have insights into potential development areas of the tourism industry.
- Is able to carry out written projects reflecting on the various facets of tourism.
- Is able to exchange ideas and views on the tourism industry by using relevant theories.
- Is aware some of the relevant cultural aspects related to international tourism.