Courses Catalogue

Tourism And Sustainable Development

COURSE CODE: TR 3201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Tourism and Hotel Management, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

Theoretical perspectives and principles of sustainable tourism development

An analytical approach to sustainable tourism strategies

A review of tourism impacts

Developing countries: characteristics and challenges

Dilemmas and issues in sustainable tourism development in developing countries

Rural areas: characteristics and challenges

Methodologies and approaches to regional development

Regional perspectives on sustainable tourism development

Community perspectives: indigenous communities, community involvement,  community based tourism

A market oriented perspective on sustainable tourism development: market segmentation, target groups, trends and competition

Formulating sustainable tourism strategies

Methods to assess the challenges and options for a region from a perspective of sustainable    

Development (resource analysis)

Tourism potential assessments

The importance of stakeholder involvement: stakeholder audits

Strategies for community involvement

Working with scenarios

Tourism visions and visioning

The elaboration and implementation of a tourism strategy

Regional rural tourism development and funding: sources, types and results

Sustainable tourism marketing

Local supply chains

MODE OF DELIVERY

Lectures

Reading assignments

Practical assignments

Field trips

Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

Whiteboard and Markers

Flip Charts

LCD Projectors

CDs, DVDs and Tapes