Environmental Tourism


This module aims to inform students of the key role played by the natural and built environment in Irish Tourism. The importance of careful environmental management, the actions a business can take to protect the environment, and the organisations involved.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Appreciate the relevance of the natural environment to the tourism industry

  2. Analyse the effect that tourism actions have on the environment
  3. Conduct an assessment of the impacts of tourism on the environment
  4. Understand the roles of various organisations in terms of tourism and the environment
  5. Review using case studies and current reading material, environmental issues pertaining to tourism
  6. Understand the meaning of sustainability and its importance
  7. Design a strategy for sustainable tourism management

% Coursework 30%
% Final Exam 70%