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TO5031 - Tourism Issues in Developing Countries

[Not offered in 2012]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

This subject examines the challenges and opportunities for tourism in developing nations. It mainly focuses on the social, cultural, economic and environmental impacts of tourism in Third World and developing countries. It combines and synthesises topics previously covered in the tourism program, including tourism and the environment, tourist behaviour, tourism marketing and international tourism. Additional topics include ecotourism and wildlife tourism, arts and crafts, Indigenous tourism and womens involvement in tourism in developing countries. The subject consists of lectures, readings, and an essay on the impacts of tourism and project work on key tourism issues in developing countries.

Learning Outcomes

  • to build and enhance cross-cultural awareness of local and Indigenous communities involved with tourism in developing countries;
  • to critically evaluate the social, cultural, economic and environmental impacts of tourism on different communities in Third World or developing countries;
  • to critically examine community based tourism issues in developing countries;
  • to evaluate the tourism service roles filled by local people in developing countries and identify tourism operations that deliver benefits to local communities;
  • to understand and critically analyse tourism issues and impacts in developing countries.
TO3031 TO6031

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.