Tourist Destination Management


Tourism and Culture Management, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 14880/2013 de 15/11/2013

5 ECTS; 3º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP

- José Alberto de Figueiredo Oliveira Rodrigues

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Students should be able to:
- Recognize the importance of local and regional tourist policy in the management of tourist destinations;
- Recognize the importance of tourism for the reduction of economic inequalities between regions;
- To know theories of regional development;
- Recognize the importance of European regional policy and its implications for tourism;
- Recognize the relationships of economic activities that can be generated within a region;
- Understand the interrelations between tourism, territorial differentiation and competitiveness.

1.Introduction to the Management of Tourist Destinations
1.1.Stakeholders of tourism
1.5.The competitiveness of tourist destinations
2.Tourism and regional development
2.1.Conceptions of tourism region and tourist destination.
2.2.Tourism and Regional Development in regional tourism development
2.3.State involvement in the development of tourism at the regional level.
2.4.Tourism, urban redevelopment and rural regeneration.
2.5.Development of Tourism in Peripheral Regions.
2.6.International Regions.
3. The European Union's regional policy.
3.1.The foundations of regional policy.
3.2.The problem of spatial imbalances.
4.Tourism, economy and regions.
4.1.Economic aspects of tourism.
4.2.Regional Tourism Systems and Tourist Destinations
5.Innovation in Tourism and Differentiation of Destinations.
5.1.Regional Innovation and Tourism Systems
5.2.Tourist clusters
5.3.Analysis of tourist clusters
5.4.Strategic analysis of tourist destinations
5.5.Innovation, Differentiation and Territory
6.Competitiveness and Sustainability in Tourism.
6.1.Competitiveness in tourism.
6.2.Tourism, territory and sustainability.

Evaluation Methodology
1.1. Continuous evaluation:

1.1. Continuous assessment tests - equivalent to 40% of the final grade;

1.2. Work # 1 (group) - is equivalent to 40% of the final grade;

1.3. Paper # 2 (individual) - Worksheets to be prepared in each class - equivalent to 20% of the final grade.

2. Examination period:

2.1. The classification in the exam and written appeal is equivalent to 100% of the grade.

- Buhalis, D. e Costa , C. e Panyik, E. (2014). European Tourism Planning and Organisation Systems: The EU Member States. Bristol: Channel View Publications
- Costa, C. e Panyik, E. e Buhalis, D. (2013). Trends in European Tourism Planning and Organisation.. Bristol: Channel View Publications
- Romão, J. (2013). Turismo e Lugar: diferenciação territorial, competitividade e sustentabilidade em turismo. Lisboa : Escolar Editora
- Vignati, F. (2020). Gestão de destinos turísticos: como atrair pessoas para polos, cidades e países. (Vol. 1). Rio de Janeiro: SENAC

Method of interaction
Lectures and theoretical-practical classes. Lectures focus on content presentation and analysis. Theoretical-practical classes include brainstorming and debate.

Software used in class
Powerpoint 2016