GEO-53806 Development of Sustainable Tourism


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Group work12
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)A Pellis MSc
Lecturer(s)prof. dr. VR van der Duim
dr. MAJ Lamers
dr. SP Koot
JR Student
A Pellis MSc
Examiner(s)dr. MAJ Lamers
dr. SP Koot
A Pellis MSc

Language of instruction:

Dutch or English

Assumed knowledge on:

GEO-10806 Introduction Leisure, Tourism and Environment.

Continuation courses:

GEO-31806 Leisure, Tourism and Environment: Sustainable Development.


This course aims at extending and integrating students knowledge of tourism conservation and development. Students are guided on a journey to analyse tourism development in the Netherlands, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America to provide an internationally comparative perspective. Students will analyse a selected number of case studies, participate in a serious game and are invited to critically reflect on these case studies making use of a number of theoretical perspectives.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- summarize and explain the interdisciplinary character of tourism as a field of study;
- analyse, describe and evaluate how governance and policy processes influence the arrangement of actors, interests and ideas on tourism, conservation and development;
- critically reflect on a number of sustainable tourism projects and analyse how to enhance conservation and development outputs of these projects.


The course consists of:
- lectures;
- discussion sessions:
- group work (students prepare, present and defend their analysis of a selected number of case studies).


- group report and presentation (50%);
- written exam (50%).


Reader with selected case studies.

Compulsory for: WUCSTBSc Minor Conservation Tourism: Policies and Practices6AF