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Docente: Peter Keller
Course type: Master +2
Value in ECTS: 4.5
Bibliographic references available on the University Library website
The course serves as an introduction into the main topics of international
tourism economics and politics. It shows the peculiarities of tourism
compared to other sectors of the economy. It deals with the
variables which determine the expenditures of visitors, the growth and the
productivity problem in a sector with personalized services, the main
resources of tourism and their sustainable management,
the dynamics of the global tourism market and its impacts
on the development of countries and the principles of tourism policy
in a market economy. Problems of world tourism will be discussed and
exercises in class will support the learning process.
Keller, P. (2009), Global financial and economic crisis, what are the implications
for world Tourism, UNWTO, Madrid, 24 p.
Keller, P. (2008), New paradigm for international tourism policy, 2008. in: OECD,
Tourism in OECD Countries, Paris.pp. 11-26
Vanhove, N. (2010), The economics of tourism destinations, Elsevier, 2nd edition, Oxford
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