- Throughout the course the candidate shall achieve a wide, introductory knowledge in the tourism field and its business areas.
- This includes a basic understanding of destinations, tourism products, services and experiences that tourism offers.
- The candidate should be familiar with basic research and development in tourism management, including the history and knowledge of tourism's place in society.
- After the course the candidate will be able to explain and apply parts of the basis knowledge related to tourism as an industry.
- This will also enable the student to reflect on their own understanding of tourism as a field of study.
- The candidate will learn to use basic literature on the subject, and get a fundamental understanding of key activities and challenges.
- The candidate will learn about key scientific and ethical challenges in the tourism industry.
- Furthermore, the course provides an introduction to the project /group work, working with papers and homework assignments as part of the theoretical work.
- The candidate should be able to convey basic subject material and sources used in today's tourism industry, which also points towards the development of new, innovative tourism packages and a more responsible and sustainable tourism.
The candidate will be familiar with the concept of areas and topics related to tourism as a field of knowledge and competence - tourism as an economic activity, marketing, product development and as business. Other key topics include:Travel history, tourism's sociology and the role that tourism plays in modern society. Tourism geography and tourism's psychology, individuals' motivation to travel.Tourism industry and social coporate responsibility and sustainable tourism.The focus will be on tourism as a diverse commercial and community related activity. This applies to internal matters of tourism, such as finance and the market and related external factors that tourism relate to.The many products and services that exist within the tourism industry will be illustrated through examples within attractions, destinations, event arrangements and other aspects of the tourism industry.
Required prerequisite knowledge
|Written exam||1/1||4 hours||A - F||None permitted|
Method of work
|Tourism, society and individual (BRL120_1)||10|
|Introduction to Tourism (FXIRL100_1)||10|
"Det Helhetlige Reiselivsproduktet" Georg Kamfjord , ISBN : 9788299292993
Sist oppdatert: 18.09.2019