Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

To provide a basic knowledge of tourism and the travel industry.
To learn about Finnish tourism destinations and attractions.
To understand importance of sustainable tourism development.

Learning outcomes

Possess a general understanding of the tourism industry and basic tourism concepts.
Have knowledge of different kinds of tourism, transportation, hotel and restaurant businesses. Recognize organizations in the tourism industry.
Have knowledge of the most important tourism destinations and attractions in Finland.

Course contents

Tourism and travel industry
The ideas and theories of travel and tourism

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Additional information

During this course is one trip (two days) in Finland planned.

After the second re-exam takes material from it's learning away.

A computer room i available for your group works on xxx afternoons(no teaching personal)

Recommended or required reading

Cooper,Chris.2012. Essentials of Tourism.Pearson Education Limited ISBN 978-0-273-72438-4

Swarbrooke,J.& Horner,S.Consumer Behavior in Tourism. Butterworth-Heinemann.2007.ISBN 0 7506 43927 some chaptersr

Other literature and sources given by the lecturer

Study activities

  • Lectures - 50 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 20 hours
  • Small-group work - 5 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 38 hours


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

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

All assignments, exam and test of tourism geography in Finland passed. You can receive maximum 100 points of the course,you need minimum 50 point for a course grade


Aittoniemi Hellevi


Aittoniemi Hellevi

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2013-05-29

Assessment methods

  • 2012-11-13 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • 2012-11-29 - Other assignments

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