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UNIVERSITY OF MAURITIUS MODULE SPECIFICATION SHEET

1. GENERAL INFORMATION
Academic Year: 2010-2011 Semester(s): 1 Title Code Duration (hrs) No of credits

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM Part I Impacts of Tourism Part II Ecotourism

MGT 2069Y(3)

Lectures: 90 Practicals: Seminars: Tutorials: Others (Specify): Total: 90

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PRE-REQUISITE(S)/PRE-REQUIREMENT(S)
A student will be allowed to follow module y of which module x is a pre-requisite (PR) provided Grade G or Grade E or above has been achieved in module x. A student will be allowed to follow module y of which module x is a pre-requirement (PQ) provided s/he has followed module x and sat for the examinations in module x.

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AIMS (Part I)
There is enough evidence that tourism has an impact on any destination area. Several examples of early poor mass tourism development around the world that has contributed to the destruction of tourist destinations natural environment and with a subsequent negative effect of a decline in visitor arrivals. Part I of this module will examine the various positive and negative impacts of tourism and the increasing interest of sustainable tourism as an alternative to curb the adverse impacts of tourism development. The focus is also on the development and management of tourist resources for a long-term sustainability that are essential for successful tourism.

(Part II)
Ecotourism is one the growing segments of the tourism industry worldwide and according to the WTOs Tourism 2020 Vision, the megatrends of tourism is off the beaten track places. Any pristine area uncovered by the tourist industry will have to maintain its natural ecological attractiveness and character by different management & assessment tools. Ecotourism & natural resource management aims to provide the students with an overview of the ecotourism concept, the basic ecotourism structure and management of natural resources.

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OUTLINE SYLLABUS

(Part I)
Impacts of Tourism: Introduction to the Impacts of Tourism, Socio-Cultural Impacts of Tourism, Managing Socio-Cultural Impacts, Economic Impacts of Tourism, Managing Economic Impacts, Physical Impacts of Tourism, Managing Physical Impacts, Principles and Philosophy of Sustainable Tourism, Stakeholder Management and Sustainability, 'Types' of Sustainable Tourism (Ecotourism, Cultural Tourism, etc.) (Part II) Introduction to ecotourism, ecology and ecotourism, Ecotourism design, Ecotourism Planning, Characteristics of Ecotourists, Ecotourism Marketing, Managing the impacts of ecotourism, National Parks and the role of the public sector, ecotourism as a private enterprise, future issues of sustainable tourism

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LEARNING OUTCOMES
To identify & understand & manage the different tourism impacts economic, socio-cultural & environment impacts associated with tourism. To understand the concept of sustainability & tourism development. To examine the different stakeholders in sustainable tourism, sustainability in different settings & management To be aware of the different types of sustainable tourism To understand the basic conceptual definitions of ecotourism To understand the components of ecotourism To understand the different perspectives of ecotourism management To understand the importance of natural resource management

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COORDINATORS:
Programme Coordinator Area Coordinator (if applicable) Module Coordinator

Name Department Building Room Number Phone No. E-mail address Consultation Time

R. Nunkoo Management NAC

4037522 r.nunkoo@uom.ac.mu

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Name

LECTURER(S) K. Dookhony-Ramphul

Department Building Room Number Phone No. E-mail address Contact Hours Consultation Time Contact Address (For P/T)

Management New Academic bldg 2.20 403-7527 k.dookhony@uom.ac.mu Wednesday 09:00 12:00

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VENUE AND HOURS/WEEK All lectures and/or Practicals will normally be held in Room: G4 Hours/week: 3hrs

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Wk(s)

MODULE MAP
Theme(s) Lecture Title(s) August December 2009 Lecturer Initials L, P, S, V, T, Test

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6

Introduction to Tourism Impacts & sustainability Tourism systems & development theory Economic impacts of tourism Management of Economic impacts Socio-cultural impacts of tourism Management of Sociocultural impacts

An general overview of various impacts & KDR sustainable development The tourism industry components; tourism KDR models; tourism destinations development theory Positive & negative economic impacts KDR
http://www.multilingual-matters.net/cit/002/cit0020068.htm

L L L L L L

Satisfying customer demand; employment of KDR local people; minimize leakages Demonstration effect, acculturation, KDR standardization, attitudes of host community Sense of pride, degree of cultural change KDR desired, education, guides; code of ethics
http://www.multilingual-matters.net/jtc/002/jtc0020163.htm http://www.multilingual-matters.net/jtc/002/jtc0020185.htm

Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10

Environmental impacts Positive & negative environmental impacts: KDR of tourism biodiversity, physical changes, pollution, resources, structural changes Class test 29/09/10 KDR Management of Environmental accreditation, green globe, KDR environmental impacts certification, natural resource management Sustainable Aspects of sustainable tourism; agenda 21 KDR development principles

L L

Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15

Major players in sustainable tourism Types of sustainable tourism Group presentation Revision Revision

Public Sector, Private Sector, Community, KDR Tourist & Media Alternative tourism, ecotourism, cultural KDR tourism, green tourism 03/11/10

L L L

Wk(s)

Theme(s)

Lecture Title(s) January April 2010

Lecturer Initials

L, P, S, V, T, Test

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3

Introduction Ecotourism Foundation Ecotourism

to Overview
http://www.multilingualmatters.net/cit/002/cit0020093.htm

KDR KDR KDR L L

of The concepts, definitions & principles of ecotourism; Definitions; characteristics of ecotourists Sustainable Tourism Sustainable tourism, key roles public sector; Development Agenda 21
http://www.multilingualmatters.net/cit/002/cit0020001.htm; http://www.multilingualmatters.net/cit/002/cit0020039.htm

Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7

The Ecotourism Benefits to ecotourists; Ecotour, an ecoExperience destination & an eco-lodge; the local vendors Ecotourism supply Ecotourism industry resources Ecotourism impact Management Ecotourism resource management Economic, environmental & social impacts; marketing perspectives Carrying Capacity; Recreation opportunity spectrum (ROS); Tourism opportunity spectrum (TOS); Limits of acceptable change (LAC); Visitor impact management (VIM); Tools for managing visitor use Ecotourism Policy Ecotourism policy making: from local to global; interest groups in ecotourism policy; institutional arrangement & policy evaluation Practical Management Integrated planning; informing & involving Tools & Approaches stakeholders; spheres of influence as a tool for Resource Protection http://www.multilingualmatters.net/cit/002/cit0020138.htm & Assessment Indicators & Risk Management for Ecotourism Destinations Ecotourism Certification Criteria & Procedures Core indicators, ecosystem-specific indicators; Risk scan; Participatory indicator development; Ecotourism certification terminology & procedures; Issues in tourism certification programs, Performance criteria; problems with certification; Quebec Declaration on

KDR KDR KDR KDR

L L L L

Week 8 Week 9

KDR KDR

L L

Week 10

KDR

Week 11

KDR

Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15

Case Studies Presentation Revision Revision

Ecotourism; 06/04/11 13/04/11

KDR

Abbreviations: L: Lectures, P: Practicals, T: Tutorials, V: Visits, S: Seminars In case of a H1N1 Flu outbreak UOM might be closed for a period of 2 weeks in semester 1. Study materials, class notes & readings will sent by email to students. Students will be expected complete all readings and assignments given during those 2 weeks.

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RECOMMENDED BOOKS/JOURNALS/WEBSITES
Year Title Edition

Author 1. Peter Mason 2. David A. Fennell 3. S. Wearing & J. Neil

2003 1999 2000

Tourism impacts planning & management Ecotourism an introduction Ecotourism impacts, potentials & possibilities

Butterworth-Heinemann Routledge 1st ed. Butterworth Heinemann

Journal of Sustainable Tourism http://www.multilingualmatters.net/jost/default.htm Journal of Ecotourism http://www.multilingual-matters.net/jet/default.htm Further readings (journal articles, case studies) will be given in class. 11. ASSIGNMENTS Title 1. Class Test 2. Group Project 3. Presentation 12. (i) ASSESSMENT Written Examination 50 30 20 Maximum Marks Last Submission Date September 29 2010 November 03 2010 April 13 2011

Paper Structure Sections (if any): 2 Multiple Choice Questions: N/A Exams date: Weighting (%): 70 Total Marks: 100 Pass Marks: 40 No. of questions to be answered: 5 Compulsory Questions (if any): 1 Paper Duration: 3hrs

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Continuous Assessment Weighting (%)

Assignment(s): 50 Practical(s): Seminar(s): Test(s): 50 Total Marks: 60 11.

15

15 30

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