TOURISM ECONOMICS

TOURISM ECONOMICS

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Last update 21/09/2020 14:09
Code
65273
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 9912 TOURISM SCIENCES:TERRITORY, CULTURE AND BUSINESS (L-15) IMPERIA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SECS-P/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
IMPERIA (TOURISM SCIENCES:TERRITORY, CULTURE AND BUSINESS)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide analytical tools required to understand and critically examine the economic reasons guiding the actions of consumers, enterprises and public operators in the tourism sector.

Some basic aspects of microeconomics and macroeconomics will be considered, as well as problems concerning the identification of the components of tourism in the context of national accounts. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main aim of the course is to provide students with a good knowledge of the models and theories of the economics and policy of tourism

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Knowledge and understanding - Students must acquire adequate knowledge of the peculiarities of the tourism phenomenon, in order to critically understand the economic and political-economic mechanisms that determine the structure and evolution of the sector.
  • Ability to apply knowledge and understanding - Students must learn to apply the acquired knowledge and understand problems related to the organizational and strategic choices in the tourism sector.
  • Judgment Autonomy - Students must be able to use both conceptual and operational skills acquired with autonomy of judgment and skills in different contexts of application.
  • Communication Skills - Students must acquire the technical language ad terminology of the discipline to communicate clearly and unambiguously to specialists and non-specialists.
  • Learning Abilities - Students must develop adequate learning skills that will allow them to elaborate autonomously the key issues of the discipline, especially in the working contexts where they will operate.

Teaching methods

Students can make use of the support materials made available on Aulaweb.

If the protracted health emergency does not allow to carry out teaching activities in presence, mixed and/or online teaching methods will be adopted. More information will be provided on Aulaweb.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Part I – Introduction to the economics of tourism

Definitions and key contents

Object of study

The tourism sector.  Some statistical data.

Tourism in national accounting, tourism satellite account

 

Part II – The microeconomics of tourism

The choice of the tourist as a consumer.

Production in tourism. Seasonality in tourism

The tourism markets

 

Part III – The macroeconomics of tourism

The tourism expenditure multiplier

The crowding-out effect of tourism

 

Part IV – International tourism

Monetary aspect and competitiveness

 

Part V – The state intervention and the public organization of tourism 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

- Guido Candela, Paolo Figini,  Economia del Turismo e delle Destinazioni, McGraw-Hill, Milano,2^ed., 2010.

Will be indicated later parts of the text to be studied.                           

- Course materials provided by the teacher (Aulaweb)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Please contact the lecturer by e-mail.

Exam Board

CHIARA PICCARDO (President)

GABRIELE CARDULLO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Students can make use of the support materials made available on Aulaweb.

If the protracted health emergency does not allow to carry out teaching activities in presence, mixed and/or online teaching methods will be adopted. More information will be provided on Aulaweb.

LESSONS START

23rd September 2020 

EXAMS

Exam description

Written examination

Additional operational indications will be provided through Aulaweb.

Assessment methods

Written test with open or prefixed alternative answers.                                                          

There will be an intermediate exam for attending students

It is possible to make a maximum of 2 appeals in each examination session.

For ERASMUS students, there is no limit on the number of appeals

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students who are not attending will take the exam in a single test scheduled in the regular exam sessions. The structure of the examination is the same for both attending and non-attending students.

For further information please refer to the Aulaweb page.