Knowledge of basic notions of Economics.
Students must be able to understand basic economic
theories relevant for tourism in order to analyse and to master issues of the sector.
TOURISM ECONOMICS covers the following 5 chapters:
- Tourism as a strategic sector of the world economy;
- Destination as a market place for consumers and producers;
- Competitiveness and productivity of tourism in advanced economies;
- Sustainable development and tourism growth;
- Promotional and horizontal tourism policies.
Keller, P. (2018), Economic approaches to major issues of international tourism, Collection of
conference papers and published articles, 80p. (compulsory reading for students).
Vanhove, N. (2018), The economics of tourism destinations, Theory and Practice, Third Edition,
2018, 342 p. (optional reading for students)
The course is based on the compulsory reading of the lecturer’s notes accompanying the
matters taught in the course. It relies furthermore on the explanations and the slides presented
by the professor during the course. Both, collection of articles and slides will be available on
intranet. The course is accompanied by the discussion of cases.
The written exam consists of 8 questions. For passing the exam, the students have to prove
sufficient knowledge on 6 questions of their choice.
The course programme is largely identical for attending and non-attending students. Attending
students will have opportunities to analyse theoretically relevant and actual problems of the
real tourism world. Non-attending students should make themselves aware of Italian tourism
structures and how the notions and the concepts presented and discussed during the course
could be applied in Italy.