Sustainable Tourism


This module investigates the potential for sustainable tourism in a variety of landscapes and destinations.The viability  of tourism for remote, fragile and rural destinations  is examined in the context of  contemporary developments including the climate emergency, over tourism and flight shaming. The module explores practical aspects of sustainable tourism management using both domestic and international case studies,

Learners will develop a critical awareness of the ways in which individual tourism sites, destinations and planning organisations must respond to contemporary opportunities and challenges for sustainable tourism.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss key sustainable tourism concepts and contemporary issues relevant to the demand for and supply of sustainable tourism.

  2. Analyse the positive and negative impacts of tourism.

  3. Evaluate visitor management strategies in a variety of geographical contexts and visitation levels.

  4. Investigate and evaluate destination management techniques.

  5. Debate the case for tourism in fragile and under developed locations

% Coursework 40%
% Final Exam 60%