SAL-53806 Development of Sustainable Tourism


Studiepunten 6.00

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Course coordinator(s)prof. dr. VR van der Duim
Lecturer(s)prof. dr. VR van der Duim
dr. A Dewulf
dr. ir. GM Verschoor
Examiner(s)prof. dr. VR van der Duim

Language of instruction:

Dutch or English

Assumed knowledge on:

SAL-10806 Introduction Leisure, Tourism and Environment

Continuation courses:

SAL-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 analyze tourism development in the Netherlands, Europe and developing countries to provide an internationally comparative perspective and invites students to apply this knowledge. Students will analyze a selected number of case studies from around the world and are invited to design intervention strategies that enhance both conservation and development outputs of these cases.

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;
- analyze, describe and evaluate how governance and policy processes influence the arrangement of actors, interests and ideas on conservation and development;
- design, present and defend intervention strategies for a sustainable tourism project in order to enhance conservation and development outputs of this project.


The course consists of lectures, discussion sessions and group work (students design, present and defend an intervention strategy)


Group report and presentation (50%); written exam (50%).


Reader with selected case studies.

Verplicht voor: WUTCDBSc Minor Tourism, Conservation and Development6AF