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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
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TM062131 TM6 Tourism Geography and Experience Management 6 ECTS
Organised by
Economic Geography
Person in charge
Juulia Räikkönen
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X
2017–2018 X

Learning outcomes

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.

Contents

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.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 12 h 0 h

2016-2017: Lectures 14 h (2 h/week, Räikkönen).
2017-2018: Lectures 12 h (2 h/week, Räikkönen).

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Exercise(s)
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Exercise(s)
  • In Finnish
Written exam
  • In Finnish

Lectures and group assignment in English, the individual assignment and exam in English or Finnish. Virtual lectures will be available in Pori also.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
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%).

Recommended year of study

2nd - 3rd year

Study materials

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.

Further information

The course was previously TM6 MATKAILUMAANTIEDE.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Turku School of Economics
2018–2019
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Marketing and International Business
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Economic Geography
International Business
Marketing
Economic Sociology
Business Japanese
Business Chinese
Finnish Study Modules
Multilingual Business Communication