Destination Marketing: European Wonders

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Destination Marketing: European Wonders

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    200-level course in Marketing or Travel or Tourism, or permission of the instructor

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Destination Marketing is an area of growing importance as tourism regions compete to provide unique experiences and exceptional value to visitors. This field trip provides a hands‐ on opportunity to critically explore destination branding in Europe, and to consider the range of marketing strategies employed by regional governments, Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs), local businesses and communities in achieving an effective competitive place marketing strategy. Participants will explore the role of tourist attractions: natural, cultural, contemporary and commercial in tourism marketing at the local and regional levels and will learn how to establish stronger regional brand identity. Practical insights into heritage related to place, community, ethnicity and identity, as well as the stakeholders in the local and regional tourism industry will be explored. Students will develop practical skills in developing and marketing diverse European tourist destinations and sites.

    This course may include a field trip to Bolzano.

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