Checking date: 22/04/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Management of tourist routes
Study: Bachelor in Tourism (209)

Coordinating teacher: MONTES SANCHO, MARIA JOSE

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
This course aims to introduce students in programming and management of routes and tourist routes from an operational approach. To achieve this objective, the student must acquire certain knowledge, skills and attitudes. As regards knowledge, at the end of the course the student will be able to: - Know and understand the concept of the routes and the routes and their modalities. - Know and apply the policies of tourist transport. - Know and understand the basics of planning itineraries and routes. In terms of specific skills, at the end of the course, students will be able to: - Design in practice and sightseeing itineraries using an operational approach. - Use the tools of qualitative methods to solve the issues associated with planning itineraries and routes. - Identify potential sources of generation problems or proposed route itinerary. In terms of general abilities or skills during the course work: - The ability to make decisions. - The ability to adapt to new situations. - The ability to react appropriately to unexpected changes.
Description of contents: programme
This course will study and analyze the methods and the development of transport routes and the policies established in the tourist transport and examines the tools used in planning itineraries. 1. Routes, itineraries and transport: Trends and patterns. 2. Tourist transport policies. 3. Planning routes and itineraries I: Concepts and development plans. 4. Planning routes and itineraries II: Programming Concepts. 5. Planning routes and itineraries III: Notions of queuing theory and waiting times.
Learning activities and methodology
The powers of knowledge, specific skills and attitudes will be acquired by students through lectures, and the realization by the student to hand exercises. The general abilities or skills will be worked on exercises to deliver. The course will have the following development: Students will receive two sets of teaching materials for the course: 1) Material Theory 2) Exercise Booklet
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • María Isabel López-Fernández. Diseño y planificación de itinerarios culturales. Boletin del Instituto Andaluz de Patrimonio Histórico, Número 60. 2006

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.