BTS101

Tourism Concept and Linkages
Year / Semester: 
1st Semester
Objective: 

This course is specifically aimed at creating a clear perception of the incumbents on conceptual and philosophical framework of Tourism.



Block 1

Tourism: Definition, Meaning,  Nature and Scope


Unit 1 


Emergence and Evolution of concept of Tourism


Unit 2


Understanding Basic Terminology of the Tourism:  Traveller, Visitor, Tourist, Excursionist,  Resource, Attraction, Product, Market, Industry and Destination


Unit 3


Components and Elements of Tourism


Unit 4


Different Approaches to Study Tourism


Unit 5


Types and Forms of Tourism


Block 2

Tourism – Growth Perspectives and Typologies


Unit 6


Factors  Affecting Growth of Tourism


Unit 7


Recreation,  Leisure and Tourism Inter-relationship


Unit 8


Concept of Push and Pull Forces in Tourism


Unit 9


Motivation for Travel and Tourism and,  Relevance of Motivation Studies


Block 3

Tourism Infrastructure and Industry Perspective


Unit 10


Tourism Industry: Organization and Scope


Unit 11


Tourism Infra structure – Types and Typologies


Unit 12


Chain of Distribution in Tourism Industry and Significance of Vertical and Horizontal Integration


Block 4

Tourism Product, Tourist Demand, and The Supply-Mix


Unit 13


Tourism Product and Its Components


Unit 14


Tourist Demand – ‘Concept’, ‘Types’ and ‘Unique Features’ ; Tourism Supply-mix


Unit 15


The Tourism System – Dimensions and Applications


Unit 16


Tourism Linkages – Scope, Challenges and Problem of Co-ordination/Integration.

 

Suggested Readings: 

None