Term Courses

TRM 511 Tourism, Society and Culture
Credits:
3
Socio-cultural sustainability; influence of tourism development on social and cultural practices of host communities. Minimizing the negative socio-cultural impacts of tourism; tourism practices that respect the socio-cultural authenticity of host communities. Features of the bottom-up, community-based tourism development strategies; methods of involving and gaining the participation and support of the community members of a region in designing the development of a tourism destination. Managing the co-planning, co-monitoring, and co-controlling processes.
TRM 521 Destination Development for Sustainable Tourism
Credits:
3
Characteristics of the destination as a tourism product; destination resources and attractors. Sustainable tourism destination; tourist behavior in the context of destination development; destination’s image, branding and positioning; roles and responsibilities of destination management organizations; information systems for destination; tourism destination networks. Stakeholders, strategic alliances and public-private partnerships; cases of various destinations worldwide.
TRM 525 Sustainable Business Development
Credits:
3
Principles and features of sustainable business development and its impact on corporate performance; Crafting sustainable business strategies, balancing economic goal of profit and the wider economic, social and environmental values. Shareholder and stakeholder oriented models of the firm; “triple bottom line" (people, planet, profit) approach. Sustainability reporting based on Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines.
TRM 532 Sustainable Human Resource Practices
Credits:
3
The effects of environmental change on organizations; the role of human resource management systems in managing and maintaining change. Methods of improving organizational systems for sustained performance; developing organizational capability through learning, adapting, innovating while interacting with other systems in and outside of the organization. Introduction of models, tools and techniques with specific applications to organizations that operate in the tourism industry such as hotels, airlines and event organizations.
TRM 690 M.A. Thesis
Credits:
0