Global Tourism Management

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Global Tourism Management

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Hospitality and Tourism Management, Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

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

    This course introduces and contextualises the phenomenon of tourism within the broader social, cultural, economic and natural environments. It provides a historical overview of the development of tourism, describes the tourism industry and its constituent sectors, presents theories of tourism motivation and tourist behaviour, and outlines different types of tourism and their impacts on the various environments within which it operates. The course engages with the principles of sustainability as they apply to tourism management and planning, and critically examines issues relating to sustainable tourism development.
    1. Explain key concepts and terminology that underpin the phenomenon of tourism and the field of tourism studies
    2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles of sustainability as they apply to tourism at both a micro and macro level
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of the relationships between tourism and the environments in which it operates, and the connection this has to contemporary issues in sustainable tourism development
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the primary structures, functions and operations of industry and government bodies which comprise the tourism system nationally and internationally
    5. Work autonomously and collaboratively to develop scholarly skills including effective research and the critical evaluation and presentation of information related to tourism in written and oral form
    The topics in this course include the following:
    • Historical development of tourism.
    • Tourists and tourism demand and supply.
    • Sustainability principles and the tourism industry
    • The tourism industry and the tourism system.
    • Tourist flows and destinations.
    • Tourist attractions
    • Transport and accommodation
    • Mass tourism and sustainable alternatives
    • Introduction to tourism policy
    Essay: Essays/Written Assignments
    Formal Examination: Examination: Formal

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.