ECTS - Tourism Planning and Sustainability

Tourism Planning and Sustainability (TOUR211) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Tourism Planning and Sustainability TOUR211 3 0 0 3 6
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, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gonca GÜZEL ŞAHİN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to learn about the main concepts and principles of tourism planning including sustainability issues.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The global importance and the impacts of tourism.
  • Tourism growth, sustainability and ecotourism.
  • The concept of tourism planning
  • Types of tourism planning
  • International and national cases
Course Content Tourism growth and sustainability; main concepts and principles of tourism planning.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 The global importance of tourism Chapter 1
2 The positive and negative impacts of tourism. Chapter 2
3 The growth in mass tourism Chapter 3
4 Tourism growth, sustainability and ecotourism Chapter 4
5 Sustainable tourism as a concept.The components of successful sustainable tourism Chapter 5
6 The concept of tourism planning Chapter 6
7 Mid-Term Exam Mid-Term Exam
8 How to plan for tourism? Chapter 7
9 Key planning considerations for tourism development Chapter 8
10 Types of tourism Planning / Tourism planning scales Chapter 9
11 Types of tourism Planning / Tourism planning scales Chapter 10
12 National planning policies Chapter 11
13 Governance, governments and tourism Chapter 12
14 International and national cases on tourism planning Chapter 13
15 Review Review
16 Final Exam Final Exam


Course Book 1. Gunn, C.A. and Var, T. 2002. Tourism Planning-Basics, Concepts and Cases. 4th edition, New York:Routledge.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 15 15
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 1 5
Homework Assignments 1 15
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 19 100
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 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 2 5 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics 1 10 10
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 150