This course provides an introduction to political-economic tourism geography, giving an overview of Tourism as a global, national and local phenomenon, with economic, social, cultural, political, and environmental impacts. Emphasis will be on tourism as an economic and competitive activity as well as on its geographical distribution and sustainable development.
1) slides on moodle
- Selected readings:
2) D. Gavinelli e G. Zanolin, Geografia del turismo contemporaneo, Carocci editore, 2019
The objective of the course is to explore the phenomena of tourism from a geographic perspective. Know and appreciate the tourist territorial differences to plan the tourism development improving competitive and sustainability.
Geographical and economics basic knowledges.
Lessons and thematic focus on mass tourism and sustainable tourism
Attending class is not compulsory but will be important in helping you do well in the course.
Type of Assessment
Written test with 3/4 open questions.
Time about 30/40 minutes.
Key topics will include:
- tourist flows and movements and tourism global growth;
- types and forms traditional and recent destinations and major and minor tourism generating countries;
- tourism demand & supply
- The relations between territories, tourism and environment;
- The fundamental role of social, economic and environmental factors;
- The specialized tourist areas;
- tourism sustainable development;
- Tourism development policies.