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Gestão Turística e Cultural

Tourist Destination Management

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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 , Cód. 964170.

- José Luís Sousa Soares de Oliveira Braga (1)(2)

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(2) Docente que lecciona

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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. The nature of regional disparities.
1.1. The growing importance of regions.
1.2. Definition of regions.
1.3. Demarcations of regions.
1.4. Concept of region and criteria used to define it.
2. Introduction to regional planning.
2.1. The nature of a region.
2.2. Relationship of activities within a region.
3. Regional growth and development theories.
3.1. Traditional Exogenous Neoclassical Models.
3.2. Agglomeration Models.
3.3. Endogenous Regional Growth and Development Models.
3.4. Regional Innovation Models.
3.5. Theories of RegionalLearning.
3.6. Theory of Learning Regions
4. Tourism and regional development
4.1. Concepts of tourism region and tourist destination.
4.2. Tourism and Regional Development in regional tourism development
4.3. State involvement in the development of tourism at the regional level.
4.4. Tourism, urban redevelopment and rural regeneration.
4.5. Insular Tourism Development.
4.6. Development of Tourism in Peripheral Regions.
4.7. International Regions.
5. The regional policy of the European Union.
5.1. The fundamentals of regional policy.
5.2. The problem of spatial imbalances.
5.3. Criteria and means of support.
5.4. The future of regional policy.
6. Tourism, economy and regions.
6.1. Economic aspects of tourism.
6.2. Regional Tourism Systems and Tourist Destinations
7. Innovation in Tourism and Destination Differentiation.
7.1. Regional Innovation and Tourism Systems
7.2. Innovation, Differentiation and Territory
8. Competitiveness and Sustainability in Tourism.
8.1. Competitiveness in tourism.
8.2. Tourism, territory and sustainability.

Evaluation Methodology
1.1. Continuous assessment:

1.1. Continuous assessment test - Minimum of 7.5 points to remain in continuous assessment - equivalent to 40% of the final grade;

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

1.3. Work # 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 written exam is equivalent to 100% of the grade for students who did not participate in the continuous assessment.

2.2. In the case of students who participated in the continuous assessment and failed, but whose work was successful, these will be included in the final assessment (accounts for 60% of the final grade), provided that the students are classified, at least, with 7.5 points in the written exam (which will account for 40% of your final grade).

2.3. At the time of appeal, the works are not considered in the final grade. The exam is equivalent to 100% of the final grade to UC.

- 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
- Costa, J. e Nijkamp, P. (2009). Compêndio de Economia Regional. (Vol. 1). Cascais: Principia
- Romão, J. (2013). Turismo e Lugar: diferenciação territorial, competitividade e sustentabilidade em turismo. Lisboa : Escolar Editora

Teaching Method
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




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