The course takes place in period

3 (2020-01-01 to 2020-03-22)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to understand the role
of Destination Management Organisations and how
they manage with different kind of stakeholders
on a destination as e.g. a country, region or
a town. The course will also give in-depth
knowledge of the functions how to satisfy
visitors needs and demands on a sustainable

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is
expected to be able to have a deep knowledge of
one chosen destination in Finland or somewhere
else. He/she does understand the
competitiveness of destinations compared to
other destinations. He/she can evaluate
management skills displayed in the case of a
successful responsible destination. The student
will be able to analyze the position of a
tourism company from an internal and external
points of view.He/she will also consider the
impact of future trends .

Course contents

Analysis of different sectors and networks
within tourism fields. Analysis of tourism
enterprises and entrepreneurship, future
development and the effects on people and
destination as it is.Responsible issues for
destination development. Some destinations will
be familiar during the course.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to the Tourism Industry &
Tourism in Contemporary World & Environmental and
Social Responsibility

Previous course names

Destination Management 2016-2017

Recommended or required reading

Boniface, B.G. & Cooper, Cris. The geography of
Travel and Tourism. 2nd ed. 2001.Butterworth-
Heineman. Oxford. ISBN 0-7506-1670-9
Hall,C.M.Tourism planning. Policies, Processes
and Relationships.Pearson Education
Limited:Singapore.2008.ISBN 0 582 32028
Webb sites
Ritchie-Crouch. The Competitive Destination. A
Sustainable Tourism Perspective. Cabi
Publishing:Wallingford. ISBN 0 85199 664 7
Ed. Singh Tej Vir,2012. Critical Debates in
Tourism.Aspects of Tourism. Channel view
Responsible tourism web sites.
References will be given in the course content.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 1 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 132 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Virtual self studies

Assessment methods

  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should
pass the following examinations:

Minumun 50 points to pass the course,
maximun 100 points
(examinations include written reports and
active discussion)

The examinations contribute to the final grade
as follows: 50-60=1, 61-70=2, 71-80=3, 81-


Halmén Mia


Fabricius Susanna

Group size

No limit (16 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2019-12-24 to 2020-01-08

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2020-01-21 09:15 - 11:30 B320 Destination Management Halmén Mia

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