Checking date: 21/05/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Territorial tourist resources
Bachelor in Tourism (Plan: 381 - Estudio: 209)

Coordinating teacher: CABRERIZO SANZ, CASILDA

Department assigned to the subject: Humanities: History, Geography and Art Department

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law

Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
It is not essential, but it is recommended to have passed the subjects of the previous four-month period of the Tourism studies. Have a good level of Spanish and English.
The central aim of the subject is to advance in the analysis of the geographical configuration of tourist areas, to learn about human flows and movements due to tourism and leisure, and to define the resources and attraction factors and their influence on the territory. More specifically, the objectives of the course are as follows: - To complete the introduction to tourism and to advance in its understanding. - To identify current trends in tourism within the framework of globalisation. - To know what a destination and a tourist resource are, what they are and how they are created. - To begin to understand tourists and their behaviour. - To understand the new paradigm of sustainability applied to tourism. - To know the main tourist resources and areas in the major regions of the world.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The subject is organised into five main topics: Topic 1. Tourism and its current trends Topic 2. Tourism resources Topic 3. Tourist destinations Topic 4. Tourism and Sustainability Topic 5. The great tourist regions: America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania.
Learning activities and methodology
The course will be face-to-face, with theoretical and practical classes. Methodologically, tools will be used to enable students to develop their analytical and critical thinking skills. The theoretical contents will be approached from a holistic conception that is not alien or independent from the general socio-economic and political reality, with a critical and gender focus. Active participation in the classroom will be encouraged and the use of different formats will be used to carry out the practices through the launching of complex challenges that generate questions. Students will develop individual practicals, associated with the theoretical contents, and a group practice throughout the course. Individual tutorials and at least one group tutorial are planned.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • BRITTON, S.. Tourism, capital and place: towards a critical geography of tourism. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 9, 451-478. 1991
  • FLETCHER, R.. Sustaining Tourism, Sustaining Capitalism? The Tourism Industry's Role in Global Capitalist Expansion. Tourism Geographies, 13 (3), pp. 443-461. 2011
  • HALL, C.M. AND PAGE, S.. The geography of tourism and recreation: environment, place and space. Routlegde, London. 2002
  • HUNTER, C.. Sustainable tourism as an adaptative paradigm. Annals of Tourism Research, 14, 4, 850-867. 1997
  • URRY, J.. The Tourist Gaze: Leisure and Travel in Comtemporany Societies. Sage. 1990

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.