Global Tourism Development Trends
Duration 5 weeks
Weekly study 4 hours
Exploring global tourism development trends
Globally tourism is one of the fastest growing industries: one out of eleven jobs is created by the travel and tourism industry (World Travel & Tourism Council, 2016).
In this course you will explore global tourism development since the end of World War II in 1945. You will learn about a wide range of subjects including: tourism development in China since 1978, China’s Belt and Road Initiative and its implications for the global tourism industry, and the sustainability of tourism development. You will also look at current tourism trends like medical tourism and smart tourism.
What topics will you cover?
Tourism Development: Past, Present, And Future
The Belt and Road Initiative: Building A New Pattern of International Tourism
Tourism Development in China
Sustainable Tourism Planning and Tourism Impacts
Perception of Risk and Travel Decisions
Regional and global case examples
When would you like to start?
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone interested in global tourism trends. Experience in the hotel or tourism industry isn’t necessary but might be useful.
Who will you learn with?
The college of Tourism and Service Management occupies its own building with a hotel nearby. It has about 500 undergraduate and 185 postgraduate students with 38 academic staff and 38 support staff.