Checking date: 05/06/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Sustainable tourism
Study: Bachelor in Tourism (209)


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

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


OBJECTIVES The objective of the course is to present to the students the principles of management and planning of tourist spaces and activities according to the principles of sustainability. To achieve this objective, the student must acquire a series of knowledge, skills and attitudes. Knowledge - Know the new models of sustainable tourism development. - Know and know how to develop public and private instruments for management and planning sustainable tourism spaces and activities. - Know the methodologies and tools necessary for the writing of sustainable tourism projects. Competencies - Manage the specific tools for the development and design of tourism projects sustainable. - Ability to identify social and environmental effects of tourism projects. - Design sustainable tourism projects in practice. - Write sustainable diagnoses and strategies for tourist activities and destinations. - Synthesis capacity to translate a project into a compressible and applicable document sustainable tourism. - Ability to work in a group. Attitudes - A globalizing attitude that allows relating events of various kinds, as well as understanding the multi-causality of social realities. - An honest and scientific attitude that enables the handling, interpretation and production of information accurately and objectively - A participatory attitude that allows, through direct contact with the territory, to observe, recognize and directly interpret the facts and processes in them. - A critical, committed and responsible attitude that allows awareness of the risks and consequences of certain actions on the territory, promoting social justice, promoting sustainable development strategies and practices.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The objective of the subject is that students, beyond what they can study in a transversal way in other subjects, can carry out a monographic and global approach to Sustainable Tourism, reflecting and debating on it, incorporating a broader vision, acquiring concepts and key knowledge and analyzing good and bad practices. UNITS: UNIT 1. CONCEPTS ON SUSTAINABLE TOURISM: PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY, CARRYING CAPACITY, ETC . UNIT 2. GUIDELINES, STRATEGIES, PLANS, PROGRAMS, PROJECTS AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS LINKED TO SUSTAINABLE TOURISM UNIT 3. INDICATORS LINKED TO SUSTAINABLE TOURISM CASE STUDIES FOR THE SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF TOURIST DESTINATIONS: CS1. Tourism sustainability in natural heritage and biodiversity. Ecotourism CS2. Tourism sustainability linked to rural destinations. Rural tourism CS3. Tourism sustainability in urban destinations CS4. Tourism sustainability, mobility and transport CS5. Tourism sustainability and accommodation CS6. Tourism sustainability and tourism service companies
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70
Calendar of Continuous assessment

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