THM 632G - Sustainable Tourism and Event Management

This course provides a broad overview of sustainability with the hospitality, tourism, and event industries. The course offers a brief introduction to sustainability; what the term implies and how its interpretation and significance for these service industries has evolved over time. Government and policy implications for sustainable management in events and tourism are discussed. For the hospitality industry, the rationale for adopting sustainable initiatives as well as managerial implications with respect to implementing them are considered in more detail. For the events industry environmental, economic, and socio-cultural impacts along with practical considerations for designing and delivering sustainable events are highlighted. Tourism with regard to land-use and conservation is touched upon along with sociocultural and economic impacts. Finally, the course offers contemporary critiques of alternative tourism and ongoing sustainability issues.

Credit hours: 3

Eligibility: Graduate Standing
Last updated: 05/23/2022