Sustainomics in Tourism

Aims of the course

- To introduce to students sustainability issues in tourism and the basics of sustainable tourism policy.
- To provide background knowledge for sustainable (including economic) behaviour of individual entities of tourism industry: both at national and the enterprise level of operation.
- To emphasize the economic dimension, in the sustainability and responsibility context.

Course syllabus

1. Introduction
2. Tourism
3. Tourism impacts
3.1. Impacts on economic environment
3.2. Impacts on natural environment
3.3. Impacts on cultural environment
3.4. Impacts on social environment
3.5. Economy – ecology nexus
4.1. Economic sustainability issues
4.2. Ecological sustainability issues
4.3. Political sustainability issues
4.4.Multidisciplinarity of sustainomics
5. Environmental theories on the existence and prevention of environmental damage
6. Environmental policy in tourism
7. Instruments of environmental policy and their application to tourism
7.1. Administrative instruments
7.2. Fiscal instruments
6.3. Market instruments
7. Monitoring of environmental impacts and indicators
8. Applicability of environmental policy
9. Case studies
10. Sustainable tourism paradigm

Course director(s)

  • Office Hours
  • Monday at 8:00 in RZ-101
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