University of Technology Sydney

21636 Developing Sustainable Destinations

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Anti-requisite(s): 27327 Tourism and Sustainability AND 27523 Planning for Sustainable Destinations



This subject explores issues associated with the long-term management of tourism destinations as the fundamental resource for tourism businesses. Maintaining the sociocultural and ecological quality and integrity of the destination is vital to securing the economic sustainability of tourism enterprises located within it. The subject discusses ways in which tourism can be developed and managed sustainability. It investigates key aspects, such as sustainable development principles, economic, environmental and sociocultural impacts of tourism, traditional planning approaches and recent shifts, sustainable development indicator frameworks and monitoring, forecasting methods, and the key determinants of quality tourist experiences in a range of destinations. It also explores contemporary challenges and current debates associated with planning and managing a range of destination types, including cities, protected areas and coastal resorts.

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