TOUR 303

Sustainable Tourism Planning and Management

Course overview

You’ll critically examine the planning and development of destinations for tourism and recreation and in particular, the roles of national and local government in destination planning, and the requirements and methods of public participation.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 15 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • Tourism Systems , TOUR-202
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course


  • restriction Tourism Planning and Development, TOUR-302

Available semesters Semester 2 2023
Credits 15
Domestic fees $819.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Describe in detail the types, scale and defining characteristics of tourism destinations.
  2. Explain how historical and current factors influence the evolution of tourism destinations.
  3. Outline the key principles of destination planning.
  4. Understand the key problems and issues facing tourism destinations, including the social, economic and environmental impacts of tourism development.
  5. Justify the need for destination planning.

Course examiners

Gebeyaw Degarege

Dr Gebeyaw Degarege


Faculty of Environment, Society and Design