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Sustainability, Destinations and Regional Development, 15 Credits

Swedish name: Hållbarhet, destinationer och regional utveckling

This syllabus is valid: 2022-02-28 and until further notice

Course code: 2KG402

Credit points: 15

Education level: Second cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: Human Geography: Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements

Grading scale: VG Pass with distinction, G Pass, U Fail

Responsible department: Department of Geography

Revised by: Head of Department of Geography and Economic History, 2022-03-03


In this course the applications of different destination development models are addressed. Models and theories of destination development are critically discussed and scrutinized from a scientific perspective, highlighting not least their compliance with principles of sustainable development. The course covers interrelationships of destination development and regional development, i.e. economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts of tourism in different geographical contexts. Theories and practices for policy and planning for tourism and regional development are addressed discussing issues related to sustainable development.

Modul 1 ; Destinations Development, 7,5ECTS
Modul 2 ; Regional Development,       7,5ECTS

Required Knowledge

Univ: 120 ECTS, 60 ECTS of which in human geography or equivalently.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6


The literature list is not available through the web. Please contact the faculty.