CPT-25806 Tourism Development & Planning


Studiepunten 6.00

Individual Paper1
Group work5
Excursion (one day)6
Course coordinator(s)JR de Vries
Lecturer(s)JR de Vries
R Willmes
Examiner(s)JR de Vries

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Note: This course is part of the BSc Tourism, a joint degree programme of Wageningen University and Breda University of Applied Sciences. This course is open to students from other programmes. The course is not delivered at Wageningen University, however, but at Breda University of Applied Sciences. You can register for the course by contacting the course coordinator before the start of the course. The schedule for the academic year at Breda University of Applied Sciences differs from the schedule of Wageningen University. The periods mentioned are the periods of Wageningen University.

This course deals with interplay between tourism development and regional planning. It will acquaint students with the theories, methods and practices of tourism development and planning. It will addresses the tools for analysing the particularities of the context, methods and strategies for involving various stakeholders, and the instruments through which policies and practices influence the region and its development, and how these can be coordinated. This includes the formulation of policies and plans, different kinds of partnerships, communication strategies and place branding strategies. In this course we address these by studying theory, methods and approaches as well as reflecting on the role of planning and planners in concrete examples of tourism development situated in developing countries and western democracies. In addition students practice and apply contemporary and more classic insights from planning literature in a regional tourism case.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- compare international practices in tourism planning;
- describe and analyse stakeholder participation and the role of government in regional tourism development and in community development;
- develop a personal vision on tourism planning in a specific case;
- evaluate physical and social consequences of tourism development and consequent land use patterns in a regional and local context;
- explain and apply a mainstream spatial planning approach in the context of a case of regional planning focused on tourism planning;
- identify planning perspectives and practices and roles of planners in planning - relevant for sustainable tourism planning;
- apply methods of organising group work;
- organise and deliver a structured presentation for peers, teachers, scientists or stakeholders.


- practical exercises;
- lectures, group assignments;
- debates;
- field-visit.


Examination is based upon planning assignment (60%) and individual assignments (40%). All marks have to be 5.5 or higher.


To be announced.

Verplicht voor: BTOTourism (joint degree)BSc2WD+3WD