MKR_UDCR Sustainable tourism

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
26/0/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Jiří Vystoupil, CSc. (lecturer)
Ing. Bc. Andrea Holešinská, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Markéta Novotná, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Jiří Vystoupil, CSc.
Department of Regional Economics and Administration - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Ing. Iveta Suchomelová Vašíčková
Supplier department: Department of Regional Economics and Administration - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Fri 21. 2. 12:00–15:50 S311, Fri 6. 3. 16:00–19:50 S311, Fri 20. 3. 12:00–15:50 S311, Fri 3. 4. 16:00–19:50 S311
basic knowledge of tourism
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The object of the course is to introduce the concept of sustainability and its application on the issue of tourism. Students are provided with practical examples to analyse and evaluate the economic, social-cultural and environemntal impacts of tourism.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able
• to define key terms from the sustainable tourism terminology;
• to identify the impacts of tourism;
• to apply knowledge of the sustainability concept in relation to tourism;
• to analyze relevant statistic data of tourism;
• to set the indicators for monitoring the impacts of tourism;
• to interpret indicators of sustainable tourism;
• to propose the strategy to treat the imacts of tourism.
  • Concept of sustainable tourism
  • Destination life cycle
  • Economic impacts of tourism
  • Socio-cultural impacts of tourism
  • Environmental impacts of tourism
  • Tools of sustainable tourism
  • Sustainable tourism planning
  • Visitor management
  • Certification systems
  • Monitoring of sustainable tourism development
  • Destination competitiveness
  • Expert trips
    required literature
  • ŠAUER, Martin, Jiří VYSTOUPIL, Andrea HOLEŠINSKÁ, Monika PALATKOVÁ, Martina PÁSKOVÁ, Josef ZELENKA, Dana FIALOVÁ, Jiří VÁGNER, Petr HALÁMEK, Ondřej REPÍK and Ondřej PETR. Cestovní ruch. Učební text (Tourism. Learning text.). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2015. 477 pp. info
  • MASON, Peter. Tourism impacts, planning and management. Third edition. London: Routledge, 2015. xvii, 253. ISBN 9781138016309. info
  • ZELENKA, Josef. Udržitelný cestovní ruch : management cestovního ruchu v chráněných územích. Vyd. 1. Hradec Králové: Gaudeamus, 2013. 327 s. ISBN 9788074352447. info
    recommended literature
  • HALL, C. Michael and Stephen PAGE. The geography of tourism and recreation : environment, place and space. 3rd ed. London: Routledge, 2006. xxi, 427. ISBN 0415335612. info
  • DWYER, Larry, P. FORSYTH and Wayne DWYER. Tourism economics and policy. Bristol: Channel View Publications, 2010. xviii, 855. ISBN 9781845411527. info
Teaching methods
tutorials; a written work (POT); check test
Assessment methods
To sign for the exam, students must fulfil following requirements: a submission of a written work (POT) in the required quality. • The exam has a written form (test - opened/closed questions). To obtain the mark from the course, students must reach at least 60% of all points from the exam test.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: tutorial 16 hodin.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021.
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