Tourism Economics (TOUR213) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Tourism Economics TOUR213 3. Semester 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Compulsory Departmental Courses
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. Kemal Gürkan Küçükergin
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to help students to understand tourism as an economic activity, its impacts on GDP, employment, balance of payment, etc. and its other related dimensions.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To understand contribution of the tourism industry to economic growth, economic development.
  • To examine factors affecting demand
  • To understand factors affecting supply structure of the tourism industry.
Course Content Interaction of tourism with sectors of the economy; equilibrium in tourism market; price determination for package tourism; impacts of tourism on regional development.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Economic characteristics of the tourism
2 The measurement of tourism
3 Tourism demand
4 Tourism demand
5 Tourism supply
6 Tourism suply
7 Mid-Term Exam Mid-Term Exam
8 The economic environment Chapter 7
9 Income, employment and prices
10 Economic development and regeneration
11 Balance of payment and exchange rates
12 Destination competitiveness
13 Analysis of Economic Contribution of Tourism in Turkey
14 Globalization
15 Review Review
16 Final Exam Final Exam


Course Book 1. Tribe, John. The economics of recreation, leisure and tourism. Routledge, 2011
2. Dwyer, Larry. International handbook on the economics of tourism. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007.
3. Vanhove, Norbert. The economics of tourism destinations. Routledge, 2011.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 15
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 1 15
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 45
Toplam 4 105
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 10 2 20
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 30 30
Quizzes/Studio Critics 2 10 20
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 32 32
Total Workload 150