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TOUR 101

Introduction to Tourism

Course overview

You’ll join a discussion about tourism’s global, national and regional significance, its various contributing industry sectors and the major development and management issues.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum average grade of C- across the course(s) specified below
  • restriction Introduction to Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, RECN-101
  • restriction Parks, Recreation and Tourism Provision, RECN-102
Credits 15
Domestic fees $830.00

What you will learn

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

  1. Outline the role of destination regions, the tourism industry, and government within the tourism system.
  2. Discuss tourism’s significance at global, national and regional scales with special reference to Aotearoa-New Zealand.
  3. Identify and explain the basic characteristics of the tourism industry’s main sectors.
  4. Explain the scope of marketing as an essential component of tourism systems.
  5. Outline the various economic, socio-cultural, political and environmental impacts of tourism on the host community as it relates to the concept of sustainability.
  6. Identify and explain the major management and development issues arising from tourism activity.
  7. Access and use valuable tourism resources available on the Internet.
  8. Evaluate the factors that contribute to a successful tourism experience.

Course examiners

Joanna Fountain

Dr Joanna Fountain

Senior Lecturer

Department of Tourism, Sport and Society

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