Sustainable Tourism Development

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Course Code: 
TOU 3103
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Academic Programs: 
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 
  1. The concept of sustainable development – sustainable development, sustainable tourism, interactions of tourism with the environment. 
  2. Tourism sustainability principles (ecological, socio-cultural and economic).
  3. Dimensions of sustainable tourism – trends in demand, environmental issues, different types of holidays, reactions of the tourism industry
  4. Partners in sustainable tourism development. Private and Public sector involvement – drive to sustainable development, market imperfections, motives of ethics and justice, roles of government, private sector and local community.
  5. The tourism industry, the environment and the community.
  6. Managing the tourism sector and its environmental and social impacts.
  7. Case studies of the situation in the Great Lakes region.
  8. Uganda’s policies and implications for sustainable tourism development. 
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