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Sustainable Management of Visitor Attractions

Consider the ways in which visitor attractions can be managed and operated to advance sustainable tourism development.

Sustainable Management of Visitor Attractions
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study8 hours

How can visitor attractions advance sustainable tourism development?

This course looks at the ways in which visitor attractions are managed and operated internally, and how they facilitate cooperative and competitive relationships with other businesses in tourism destinations. You will explore the structure, scope and scale of visitor attractions in relation to their impacts, and will look at how cooperation and competition in this sub-sector can determine sustainable development outcomes in tourism destinations

What topics will you cover?

  • The structure, typology and scope of the visitor attraction sector
  • Impacts of visitor attractions and ways of measuring them
  • The ways in which visitor attractions operate to support sustainable tourism development including cooperation and competition

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop an understanding of the nature of visitor attractions and their tourism sub-sectors
  • Develop an understanding of the nature of visitor attractions and their tourism sub-sectors
  • Explore sustainable management strategies and their implementation in the visitor attraction sector

Who is the course for?

This course will be of interest and relevant to students who have a background in social sciences, arts and humanities, business studies, tourism and hospitality, and/or those with a background in sustainable development.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Vijay Reddy is an Associate Professor in Tourism & Marketing. Dr Reddy has been invited by policy organizations including UN Secretariat, UNEP, UNESCO and UNWTO to comment on sustainability issues.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry