GEOG 471-Geography of Tourism


The course will deal with the concept of tourism and the tourist, the link between geography and tourism within the framework of resource identification, development and utilization, the role of tourism planning, development and management and socio-economic and environmental effects of tourism. Specific topics include the definition of tourism and a tourist, Geography and tourism, tourism within the framework of systems theory, motivators/determinants of tourism,  impediments to free movement and development of tourism, tourism as a factor of progress in the economy of developed and developing countries, social and physical impacts of tourism on societies and their ecological set-ups, basic tenants of tourism planning, a planning model for tourism, development and management of tourism, and tourism and regional integration.