Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: SIMONA MONTELEONE

Expected Learning Outcomes

Students will learn economic theory and tools by understanding the relationship between tourism, economy, society and the environment. They will acquire independent judgment, communication skills, analytical skills in the tourism sector, thanks also to frequent meetings with external experts organized in order to allow students to actively participate. Furthermore, the didactic and verification methods will allow a better learning ability and the acquisition of the ability to apply economic and business reasoning to empirical reality.

Course Structure

Frontal lessons;

Meetings with tourism industry experts;

Visits to companies in the tourism sector.

Required Prerequisites

an adequate initial preparation of basic mathematics tools and economic principles is required.

Attendance of Lessons

Optional, but recommended

Detailed Course Content

• Tourism in the economic system

• Economy of destinations

• The tourist as a consumer

• Businesses: tour operators and travel agencies

• Businesses: accommodation, transport and attractions

• Tourist markets

Textbook Information

Guido Candela Paolo Figini: Economia del Turismo e delle Destinazioni, seconda edizione; Mc Graw Hill

Guido Candela Paolo FiginiEconomia del Turismo e delle DestinazioniMc Graw Hill2010

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

Evaluation of a project, case study, presented during the course and final oral exam.

Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises

Definition of tourism and tourist;

Tourist spending;

Tourist demand;

The purchase of the tourist product;

Tour operetor activities

Travel agency activities