Hobart, Cradle Coast
This unit includes fieldtrip: Tues March 9-12th inclusive in the Cradle Region
This unit will explore the origins, elements and tensions inherent in sustainable tourism. You will explore the relevance of sustainable development to tourism, its application and the tensions that arise when theory is applied to practice. The unit will also critically review and asses international, national and statewide approaches to the concept, its use within government policy and efforts to develop indicators, benchmarks and assessment tools for sustainable tourism. Taught partially within a World Heritage Area, this unit give students a real life understanding of the managerial take up of the concept, along with commercial and tourists’ responses to the concept.
The unit is taught face to face from the Cradle Coast and at Cradle Mountain National Park campus in week 3 (March 9-12th 2021), in an intensive block mode, over 4 days. Attendance is compulsory. On the 2nd and 3rd day of the teaching block, you will take a field trip to Cradle Mountain National Park (staying overnight), returning to class on the 4th and final day. Following the intensive block teaching, you will complete your assignments online.
|Unit name||Sustainable Tourism Development|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
Associate Professor Anne Hardy
|Available as student elective?||No|
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- Critically analyse impact of breadth of indicators and evaluation system that have been designed for the tourism andcultural heritage industries
- Critically assess the integration of sustainable development and sustainable tourism into local, national andinternational government policy.
- Critically evaluate the application and challenges of sustainable development and sustainable tourism to different jurisdictions and businesses
- Effectively communicate sustainable tourism principles to a range of tourism and cultural heritage stakeholders
1 x 8hr Workshop, Friday of Week 2
1 x 8hr Practical, Saturday of Week 2
1 x 6hr Practical, Sunday of Week 2
1 x 8hr Workshop, Monday of Week 2
Task 1: Critical comparison of the integration of sustainable tourism theory into three tourism management plans, 1500 words or equivalent (20%)
Task 2: Group Report Report developing a sustainable tourism management plan for the Cradle Valley (35%), 2000 word (or equivalent) individual contribution (35%)
Task 3: Group Presentation to external stakeholders, 20 minutes (10%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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