Introduction to Tourism

Aims of the course

- To get to know the scientific definition of tourism.
- To learn about the basic terminology in tourism.
- To learn about the factors of tourism development.
- To learn about the structure and functioning of tourism market.
- To learn about the importance of tourism in the world, the EU and national economies.
- To learn about the basic economic functions of tourism.
- To learn about the basic tourism policy and tourism organization.
- To learn about the tourism in Slovenia.

Course syllabus

1. Introduction
2. Scientific definition of tourism
3. Basic terminology in tourism
4. Factors effecting tourism development
5. Tourism demand, elasticities
6. Tourism supply
7. Tourism and market structure
8. Tourism economy: its structure and development
9. Tourism statistics
10. Tourism development: worldwide, EU and in Slovenia
11. Economic importance of tourism
12. Basic issues of tourism policy and tourism organization structure
13. Case studies

Course director(s)

  • Office Hours
  • Wednesday at 12:00 in RZ 306
  • Office Hours
  • Wednesday at 11:00 in RZ-106
  • Office Hours
  • Monday at 8:00 in RZ-101
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