Tourism Geography

Tourism and Culture Management
5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP

Lecturer
- Rita Ribeiro de Carvalho Ferreira Anastácio
- Éricka Maria Costa de Amorim

Prerequisites
Not applicable

Objectives
Fundamental concepts that allow students to understand the nature of geographic information systems within tourism management, as well as their application, in order to represent and manipulate geographical data applied to the territory and tourism.

Program
1. Concept of geography
2. Space and territorial organization
3. Space transformation due to tourism;
3.1 Tourism, Leisure and recreation
4. Tourism planning from the point of view of geography;
4.1 Territory Management
4.2 Tourism and sustainability;
4.3 Tourism and Urban and natural spaces
5. Geography of Tourism: Tourist Atlas
6. Cartographic Applications in Geographic Information Systems

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous evaluation
Theoretical-practical work - presentation + report (100%)

Assessment by examination:
Exam (50%) + Practical Exam (50%)

Bibliography
- Matos, J. (2008). Fundamentos de Informação Geográfica.. Lisboa: Lidel
- Medlik, S. (2003). Dictionary of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality. Butterworth-Heinemann.. UK: Butterworth-Heinemann
- Daveau, S. (1995). Portugal Geográfico.. Lisboa: Edições João Sá da Costa.
- Page, S. e Hall, M. (2002). The Geography of Tourism and Recreation: Environment, Place and Space. (Vol. 1). (pp. 01-399). UK: Routledge

Method of interaction
Face-to-face sessions.
Discussion and Cases Studies.
Practical applications using GIS software.

Software used in class
ArcGIS