GEO-53806 Development of Sustainable Tourism


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Group work12
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)EA Adu-Ampong
Lecturer(s)dr. SP Koot
dr. A Pellis
prof. dr. VR van der Duim
dr. MAJ Lamers
EA Adu-Ampong
Examiner(s)dr. A Pellis
dr. MAJ Lamers
dr. SP Koot

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