The course takes place in period

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

Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

2

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 way.

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 publications. Responsible tourism web sites. References will be given in the course content.

Study activities

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

Workload

  • 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- 90=4,91-100=5

Teacher

Halmén Mia

Examiner

Fabricius Susanna

Home page of the course

https://arcada.itslearning.com/

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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