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Gestão de Turismo

Tourism and Sustainability Principles

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Publication in the Diário da República: Aviso nº 11808/2022 - 09/06/2022 + Retificação Despacho n.º 9545/2022 de 03/08/2022

6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 28,0 T + 28,0 TP + 14,0 OT , Cód. 61255.

- Ruben José Pereira Feijão (2)
- Bruna Isabel Batista do Nascimento (2)
- João Pedro Tomaz Simões (1)(2)

(1) Docente Responsável
(2) Docente que lecciona


The main objective of this curricular unit is to endow students with technical and scientific competences, which allow them to understand the main concepts and basic definitions of the tourism phenomenon; To promote and develop a critical spirit and capacity, especially in the identification of good and bad practices in the sector related to (in)sustainability; To equip students with competences and tools to search for solutions and answers to the problems addressed in class, where practical cases will be presented about the relationship between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and tourism, through case studies of national and international tourism activity.

1. Tourism: concepts and fundamentals
1.1 Nature of Tourism
1.2 Concept of Tourist and Tourism
2. Tourism in the Anthropocene: historical evolution
2.1 The epochs of tourism:
2.1.1. classical age
2.1.2. modern age
2.1.3. contemporary age
3. Interdisciplinary nature of tourism
3.1 Perspectives of tourism
3.1.1 Tourism system: interdisciplinarity; multidisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity
3.2 Tourism supply and demand
3.2.1 Format tourism products
3.3 Tourism Trade
4. Forms and types of tourism
5. Theoretical and conceptual framework of sustainability 5.1.
5.1 Evolution and problems of the concept of sustainability
5.2 Objectives of Sustainable Development
5.3 Dimensions of (in)Sustainability:
5.3.1. Companies
5.3.2. Policies
5.3.3. Society
6. Relationship: tourism - sustainability
7. Main impacts generated by tourism phenomenon
7.1 Case studies:
7.1.1 Identification of problems in tourism activity
7.1.2. study and analysis of good practices

Evaluation Methodology
The student will be continuously evaluated according to his active participation (PA), punctuality (P) and assiduity (A) throughout the classes. Sporadically, and contributing to this continuous assessment, some academic works will be presented and discussed, asking students to complete the respective worksheet (FT). Finally, students will have to produce and present a research work (TP) developed during the classes, where the acquired knowledge and skills are demonstrated.
The final classification (CF) is thus obtained through the following formula CF= (PA x 10%)+((P+A) x 10%)+(FT x 40%)+(TP x 40%)

- Bernardo, E. e , . (2013). Uma introdução ao Turismo - conceitos, classificações e tipologias. ISCTE: CIES-IUL
- Buhalis, D. (2022). Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and Marketing. (Vol. 1º). Online: Edward Elgar Publishing.
- Cunha, L. e Abrantes, A. (2019). Introdução ao Turismo. (Vol. 6º). Lisboa: LIDEL

Teaching Method
Expositive classes for theoretical and conceptual framework. Theoretical-practical classes for the creation and evaluation of case studies, reading of scientific papers and discussion of the reality presented as well as the evaluation of examples.

Software used in class
Microsoft Office; Microsoft Teams; Zoom; Mendeley.




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