Tourism Economics

ECONOMICS Tourism Economics

0222210007
DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE ECONOMICHE E STATISTICHE
EQF7
ECONOMICS
2017/2018



YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
PRIMO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
530LESSONS
Objectives
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
THE GOAL OF LECTURES IS TO SUPPLY THE STUDENT WITH THEORETICAL AND APPLIED SKILLS NECESSARY TO UNDERSTAND ECONOMICS CONNECTED TO THE TOURISM SECTOR. IN THIS WAY THE STUDENT CAN IMPROVE HIS SKILL OF UNDERSTANDING THE MOST IMPORTANT DYNAMICS OF TOURISM AND EVALUATION OF PUBLIC POLICIES.

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
THE LECTURE AIMS TO PROVIDE THE SUITABLE KNOWLEDGE TO MAKE THE STUDENT ABLE TO ANALYSE TOURISM FROM AN ECONOMIC POINT OF VIEW.

MAKING JUDGEMENTS:
THE LECTURES ARE AIMED TO ENHANCE THE ABILITY OF THE STUDENT TO CRITICALLY ANALYSE THE HUGE THEME OF THE TOURISM. SO THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO EXAMINE THE TOURISM POLICY AND MAKES JUDGEMENT ABOUT THE EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY OF THE POLICY DEVELOPED BY THE GOVERNMENT AT DIFFERENT LEVEL (INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL AND LOCAL) TO SUPPORT THE TOURISM SECTOR.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
THE LECTURES AIM TO IMPROVE THE ABILITY OF THE STUDENT TO COMMUNICATE PROBLEMS AND METHODOLOGICAL TOOLS TO OTHER PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE FIELD OF THE TOURISM. THE LECTURES WILL BE ARTICULATED TO DEVELOP DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES EACH ONE AIMED TO IMPROVE THE STUDENT SKILL GAINED WITH THE COURSE.
LEARNING SKILLS:
THE CONTINUING EVOLUTION OF ECONOMIC SCIENCE THAT DEALS WITH TOURISM SUGGESTS A CONTINUOUS UPDATING OF SKILLS. FOR THIS REASON, THE LECTURES WILL PROVIDE TO THE STUDENT THE NECESSARY AUTONOMY FOR THE ATTAINMENT OF A BROADER KNOWLEDGE AND ADAPTATION SKILLS TO THE REAL WORLD.
Prerequisites
BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE OF FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROECONOMICS IS RECOMMENDED.
Contents
TOURISM MICROECONOMICS:
•THE CHOICES OF THE CONSUMER TOURIST;
•TOURISM MARKETS;
•CONTRACTS IN TOURISM MARKETS;
•IT -TRAVEL AND TOURISM INDUSTRIES-;
•INTERNATIONAL TOURISM;
•THE ROLE OF TOURISM IN SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Teaching Methods
THE COURSE REQUIRES 30 HOURS OF LECTURES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES (5 UNIVERSITY EDUCATIONAL CREDITS - CFU).
TEACHING METHODS:
LECTURES, SEMINARS, EXERCISES, CLASSROOM DISCUSSIONS, OPPORTUNITY TO INTERACT WITH THE TEACHER BY E-MAIL.
Verification of learning
TO ATTEND THE LECTURES IS RECOMMENDED TO DEVELOP THE ABILITY TO ANALYZE CASE STUDIES.
ASSESSMENT FOR THIS COURSE WILL COMPRISE AN ORAL EXAM EVALUATED ON THE BASIS OF 30 POINTS SCALE.
THE ORAL EXAM LASTS ABOUT TWENTY MINUTES AND CONSISTS OF A DISCUSSION ON ALL THE TOPICS AND CASE STUDIES PRESENTED DURING THE LECTURES TO ASSESS KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
ACTIVE PARTICIPATION DURING CLASSES IS TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION FOR THE FINAL EVALUATION.
THE MINIMUM PASSING GRADE IS 18/30.
Texts
CANDELA G., FIGINI P., (2010), ECONOMIA DEL TURISMO E DELLE DESTINAZIONI, MCGRAW-HILL, MILAN, PART 1 AND PART 2.
OTHER REFERENCE:
TRIBE J. (2011), THE ECONOMICS OF RECREATION, LEISURE AND TOURISM. BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN, OXFORD.
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