Tourism numbers worldwide are growing at a very fast rate. In 1950 there were 25 million international tourists, i2017, 1,323 million (United Nations World Tourism Organisation 2018). Such a growth is paralleled by changes in the way tourism is developed, planned and managed. The concept of sustainable tourism now underpins much tourism practice, planning and management. Sustainable tourism emerged from the more general concept of sustainable development and encourages a holistic, multi-disciplinary development of tourism. Students in this unit will examine the elements of sustainable tourism including environmental, socio-cultural and economic sustainability.
|Unit name||Sustainable Tourism|
|Faculty/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- LO1: Apply the concepts underpinning sustainable development and sustainable tourism and explain how these concepts apply to tourism in the 21st century.
- LO2: Identify and examine the potential for positive and negative impacts of the tourism industry upon destinations, local communities, the environment and the economy.
- LO3: Explain how tourism businesses and land management agencies can reduce impacts on destinations and local communities.
|Band||Field of Education|
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100 credit points at any level.
1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week. Please refer to the unit outline for details.
Report (45%), Presentation (15%), Essay (30%), Peer Review (10%).
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