Tourism as an Economic Activity
Nelson Mandela University
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Area of Study
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units12
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits0
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units1
Hours & Credits
The learner will be provided with a solid grounding in tourism as an economic activity, and its associated impacts on society.
- Students will have an underpinning knowledge of the tourism industry, its sub-sectors and contribution to the economy.
- Students will be able to discuss or describe the historical development of tourism.
- Students will be able to assess different approaches to studying tourism.
- Students will be able to identify and assess the economic impact of tourism.
- Students will be able to propose appropriate economic strategies for optimal tourism planning.
- Introduction to tourism: concepts and definitions.
- Development of tourism.
- Approaches to studying tourism.
- Components of the tourism industry.
- Impact of tourism.
- Strategies for optimal tourism planning.