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Responsible Development of Tourism Destinations

Responsible Development of Tourism Destinations

Code: OPE4PO041
Scope 6, 9, or 12 ECTS
Timing: 5th – 6th semester
Language: English
Curriculum: All Porvoo Curricula
Level: Professional studies
Type: Elective

Starting level and linkage with other courses

The student has passed most of the compulsory courses. The course is linked to compulsory courses in the Tourism in a global context module.  

Learning objectives and assessment

The course focuses on destination management and responsible tourism.

Grade 1
The student has gained some understanding of the role of destination management organisations and how tourism can be developed in a responsible way. The student has contributed to the knowledge created in class only in a limited way.

Grade 3
The student has gained a good understanding of the role of destination management organisations and how tourism can be developed in a responsible way. The student has contributed to the knowledge created in class actively.

Grade 5
The student has gained an excellent understanding of the role of destination management organisations and how tourism can be developed in a responsible way. The student has contributed to the knowledge created in class in an outstanding way.

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)

If a student has passed a similar course or  has experience from working in an organisation involved in tourism development activities the student can pass the course by providing a demonstration of the gained competence.

Working life connections

Guest lectures and company visits.

Internationality

The course focuses on destination management from an international perspective. Some of the guest lecturers are acting in the international tourism market.

Contents

  • Responsible tourism
  • Challenges of destination management
  • Key trends in niche tourism

Learning methods

Contact lessons and workshops
Individual assignments
Group work
Independent studies
The assessment of one’s own learning

Assessment

Active participation in classes, group work and workshops. Project report.

Course teacher(s)

Eva Holmberg, Porvoo
Annika Konttinen, Porvoo

Learning materials

Bhatia, A. K. 2007. The Business of Tourism Concepts and Strategies (Google books, chapter on Special Interest Tourism)

Fennell, D. 2006. TourismEthics, Channel View: Buffalo

Fennell, D. and Malloy, D. 2007. Codes of Ethis in Tourism, Channel Vie: Clevedon

Hall, M, Saarinen, J. &  Mûller, D.K. 2008. Nordic Tourism: Issues and Cases, Channel View: Bristol

Harrison, L. C. &Husbands, W. 2011. Practicing Responsible tourism, John Wiley: New York

Novelli, M. 2005. Niche Tourism, Electronic access through libraray

Youcheng, W. & Pizam, P. 2011. Destination Marketing and Management: Theories and Applications. Cabi International: Cambridge