Academic Year 2021/2022 - 2° Year
Teaching Staff: Marco PLATANIA
Credit Value: 8
Taught classes: 48 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The course aims to analyse the economic characteristics of the tourism system. In particular, it will be studied the area as a tourist destination, through the analysis of the main actors involved. Given the complexity of the analysis will be taken into account - as well as the economic dimension - the environmental aspects: they will then study the main characteristics of sustainable tourism. Finally, the course will also professionalizing content through the presentation of "case studies".

Course Structure

The course has two part. The first one is related to the micro and macro economic approach to tourism. The second part is instead focused on the characteristics of the tourism sector from the supply and demand point of view. If the lessons will be in mixed or remote mode, there may be some variations in order to respect the program provided and reported in the syllabus.

Detailed Course Content

Tourism economy - Tourism development - Demand and supply - Economic impacts of tourism - Sustainability and tourism. The carrying capacity - Tourist destination - The economic actors of the tourism sector

Textbook Information

Foreign students could choose between english or italian language program

english language program

Dwyer, L., Forsyth, P., & Dwyer, W. (2010). Tourism economics and policy. Channel View Publications (chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21)