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TOU3008 Tourism Planning and Development

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Student contribution band : Band 4
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 24 May 2022


Enrolment is not permitted in TOU3008 if TOU2007 or TOU3007 has been previously completed.


Planning and development are important features of all tourism operations, from regions and destinations to individual attractions at specific sites, and are critical if the negative impacts of tourism are to be minimised and positive benefits are to be maximised. Tourism operates in a field that requires the integration and cooperation of multiple large and small operations in both public and private sectors. Organisations at local, national and international levels are involved in planning and development for tourism. Planning needs to take a broad scale regional approach but must also acknowledge the specific requirements of particular destinations and sites. It is also critical that all levels of tourism development adopt a sustainable approach which incorporates economic, environmental and sociocultural elements.

This course provides a study of tourism planning and development in different geographic contexts such as the region, destination and site. The course has a strong focus on sustainability and adopts the sustainable approach to tourism planning and development, which integrates economic, environmental and sociocultural concerns. It covers the importance of matching supply and demand, using resources sustainably, and recognizing the various stakeholders such as the local community, different types of tourists, the tourism industry and different levels of government, and considering their perspectives in planning.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 24 May 2022