Tourism Management Principles

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Tourism Management Principles

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Ecotourism, Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course focuses on how unsustainable tourism operations can be corrected and how to make informed decisions regarding the expansion, refurbishment, planning and development of existing or new tourism infrastructure.
    Course Introduction

    Sustainability is a key principle that development must follow. Tourism Management Principles (2204HSL) provides students with a theoretical background of Sustainable Tourism Development. It examines the major stages and trends of development and looks at examples that are drawn from many countries. The course uses this generic background to analyse how the tourism industry applies sustainable development theories.

    This course provides a conceptual basis for understanding sound professional practice in the development and management of tourism opportunities. Students will be provided with the opportunity to critically reflect upon their own direct experience of tourism operations in terms of concepts and research presented during lectures.

    Course Aims

    This course aims to familiarise students with the rapidly evolving field of sustainable tourism management, enabling them to apply and assess the concept within a broad array of actual and potential tourism settings.

    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1. identify and describe key theories and contextual issues relating to the implementation of sustainable tourism principles at both a micro and macro level;
    2. research, interpret and analyse information relating to sustainable tourism practices;
    3. identify and evaluate the wide range of contemporary issues and cases germane to the challenges faced by the tourism industry in adopting sustainable tourism practices, and;
    4. critically evaluate tourism practices against sustainable principles and propose solutions to problems.

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Presentation - technical or professional
    Poster Presentation


    Assignment - Written Assignment
    Business Sustainability Analysis


    Exam - Constructed responses
    End of Semester Exam


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.