International Tourism (TOUR112) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
International Tourism TOUR112 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Gonca Güzel Şahin
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The main aim of this course is to make students a general look to international tourism industry.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To explain the nature and components of tourism sector
  • To interpret the tourism statistics published by international tourism organizations
  • To explain the role of state at tourism sector
  • To define marketing complex at tourism
  • To apply information technologies at tourism sector
Course Content Nature and components of tourism industry, travel and tourism statistics, travel and tourism statistics, the role of the state in tourism, the role of the state in tourism.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Historical development Chapter 1
2 Travel motivations Chapter 2
3 Nature and components of tourism industry Chapter 3
4 Travel and tourism statistics Chapter 4
5 The role of the state in tourism Chapter 5
6 Marketing complex and strategies in tourism The role of the state in tourism Chapter 6
7 Mid-Term Mid-Term
8 Marketing Communication Chapter 7
9 Travel Retailing Chapter 8
10 Business Tourism Chapter 9
11 Travel Industry Fairs Chapter 10
12 Information Technology in Tourism Chapter 11
13 Tourism Planning & Development Chapter 12
14 International Tourism Organizations Chapter 13
15 Review Review
16 Final Exam Final Exam


Course Book 1. Yvette Reisinger (2009); İnternational Tourism Cultures and Behaviour, Butterworth-Heinemann publications, Bulington, USA.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 20
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 35
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 45
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 55
Percentage of Final Work 45
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Have a basic knowledge of theories, facts and principles related to tourism and tourism management. X
2 To have information about the economic, cultural, social and environmental dimensions of tourism. X
3 Have knowledge of general business and economics and understand the strategies of human resources management, food and beverage applications, accounting and finance, management and marketing and service marketing in tourism enterprises. X
4 Knows the national and international legal regulations, social, environmental and professional ethical values related to the field of tourism and develops appropriate behaviors to ethics. X
5 Demonstrates reading, comprehension, speaking and writing skills in English at least at the B2 level of European Language Portfolio X
6 Demonstrates reading, comprehension, speaking and writing skills at a general level of European Language Portfolio A2 in Russian, French, German or Spanish. X
7 Uses the information about Tourism and Hotel Management in the business settings and profession; use information and communication technologies and software related to the field. X
8 Carries out the service processes related to Tourism and Hotel Management in line with the needs and demands of the consumers and proposes solutions to the problems that will affect the service processes. X
9 Generates professional knowledge from the data and synthesizes, analyzes, interprets and evaluates the produced knowledge; gain the ability of doing research project preparation and using the information in solving the problems; makes personal and professional development permanent X
10 He / she takes care of personal care, hygiene, clothing and appearance as required by the tourism sector. X
11 Communicates effectively with written, oral, non-verbal and visual ways and demonstrates presentation skills, works effectively as a team and independently. X
12 Recognize and understand different cultures and interact with guests from different cultures. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 48