Tourism Policy and Planning

Online Course

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Tourism Policy and Planning

What is the course about?

Tourism Policy and Planning
The course Tourism Policy and Planning is an online class provided by Nankai University through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Gain an introduction to tourism policy and planning in the global tourism industry and discover the sustainable tourism process.

Course description
  • Learn how to plan, assess and implement sustainable tourism
  • 5 weeks
  • The global tourism industry is booming, but what does this mean for tourist destinations?
  • On this course, you’ll explore the economic development of tourist destinations in the context of tourism destination development.
  • You’ll learn about tourism policy, resource and market demand, and discover the role they play in the development of destinations around the world.
  • You’ll also discover sustainable tourism planning and implementation, as well as tourism products, events and experiences so that you can gain a deeper understanding of the tourism destination development process.
  • Week 1: Tourism policy, principle and scale
  • Week 2: Overview of tourism planning
  • Week 3: Tourism formulation and implementation
  • Week 4: Tourism impacts and management
  • Week 5: Special issues and case study
  • Understand how the tourism policy and principles impact tourism development in different scales
  • Discuss the historical development of tourism planning in the world and in China, and the trends of tourism development
  • Apply the principles of tourism formulation and implement to the practices of tourism planning
  • Assess the tourism sustainable development referring to the tourism impacts
  • Apply the theory of tourism planning into special tourism cases and issues
  • This course is designed for anyone interested in tourism development, specifically tourism policy and planning.
  • Nankai University
  • The college of Tourism and Service Management occupies its own building with a hotel nearby. It has about 500 undergraduate and 185 postgraduate students with 38 academic staff and 38 support staff.

Prerequisites & Facts

Tourism Policy and Planning

Course Topic

Business & Management, Language

University, College, Institution

Nankai University

Course Skill Level

Course Language


Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Tourism Policy and Planning

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School: Nankai University
Topic: Business & Management, Language