TM6 Tourism Geography and Experience Management 6 op
TM062131, Talousmaantiede, Turun kauppakorkeakoulu
The course was previously TM6 Matkailumaantiede.
The course will elaborate on key concepts and theoretical approaches in tourism geography and experience management, including e.g. the development of international tourism and its impacts (economic, social, cultural and environmental) on destination areas, as well as value creation and innovation within the experience industries.
Tourism and hospitality is one of the largest global industries and a model example of the experience economy. After completing the course, students will be familiar with the main concepts and global patterns of international tourism fueled by the desire to search embodied experiences from other places. Students will understand the range of economic, social, cultural, and environmental impacts through witch tourism shapes local geographies all over the world. Furthermore, the students will be introduced to the fundamentals of experience management. Through assignments, students will understand the geographical patterns of international tourism and learn to apply theoretical ideas into practice by assessing and developing experiential aspects of chosen tourism and leisure products and services.
Participation in classroom work, written exam and exercise(s). Lectures and group assignment in English, the individual assignment and exam in English or Finnish. Virtual lectures will be available in Pori also.
Lectures 12 h (2 h/week, Räikkönen). **Spring semester 2020, period III (7 January - 16 February 2020)** The course in arranged as integrated into degree studies and lectures take place during the day (Mon-Fri, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m). Please check the course timetables [from the study guide of Turku School of Economics](https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/fi/opintojakso/TM062131/1605), choose Toteutukset/Implementations. Teaching will be organized at Turku School of Economics (Rehtorinpellonkatu 3). **Exam** Course includes a compulsory exam (three optional exam dates unless otherwise noted). The first exam is lecture hall exam and two others can be taken electronically through the Electronic Exam service. The date of lecture hall exam is published in the Nettiopsu of the Open University (Avoimen yliopiston Nettiopsu). Register to take the lecture hall exam at the latest 7 days before the exam date in the Nettiopsu of the Open University. The exam room will be announced 30 min before the exam on the info board in the main lobby of the Turku School of Economics. E-exam reservation can be made 30 days before exam. E-exam rooms are located in Turku, Pori, Rauma. More information about e-exams: https://utuguides.fi/examstudents
The final grade is based on the exam (50%), the written group assignment (10%), the independent assignment (30%) and regular and active participation in the lectures and seminar discussions (10%).
1. Nelson, Velvet. An Introduction to the geography of tourism, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013. 2. A collection of articles on the topic. 3. Other lecture material given by the lecturer.
- Oppiaineen esittely
- Kevät 2020
Turun yliopisto, Turku
[Education manager Merja Brunnsberg]( https://www.utu.fi/fi/avoin-yliopisto-opetus/opintoneuvonta-ja-yhteystiedot), merja.brunnsberg[at]utu.fi [Student services secretary Elina Iso-Ilomäki]( https://www.utu.fi/fi/avoin-yliopisto-opetus/opintoneuvonta-ja-yhteystiedot), elina.iso-ilomaki[at]utu.fi
The students are chosen in registration order. Registration is binding and cannot be cancelled after student has signed the registration form or has paid the payment for studies. Paid payments for studies are not refunded, with exception of cancelation of the studies due to an insufficient number of participants or for another reason connected to the functions of the Open University, or due to an illness of the student preventing his/her studying, in which case an informal written appeal, together with a doctor's or nurse's certificate, must be made to Student services secretary. Right to study cannot be transferred to another study module or unit except in the case that the Open University has to cancel the studies to which the student has enrolled due to an insufficient number of participants. The right to study cannot be transferred to another person either. For any additional information, please contact Student services secretary.
Payment for studies should be paid within 24 hours after the registration using online bank or otherwise the registration is cancelled. In case an online net bank payment is not possible, the student must contact the Student services secretary in advance before registration (we charge 15 euros extra for paper invoice).