Tourism: Concepts and Linkages
Year / Semester: 
1st Semester

Block 1
Tourism: Definition, Meaning,  Nature and Scope

Unit 1   

Tourism – Meaning, Nature and Scope

Unit 2

Travel and Tourism Through The Ages; ‘Emergence of  the Concept of Neo Tourism’

Unit 3

Key Components and Their Interdependence; Elements of Tourism

Unit 4

Different Approaches to Study Tourism and Their Application

Unit 5

Types and Typologies of Tourism and the Emerging Trends

Block 2
Tourism – Growth Perspectives and Typologies

Unit 6

Factors  Responsible for the Dramatic Growth of Tourism vis a vis  Inhibitory Forces

Unit 7

Recreation - Leisure - Tourism:  Inter-relationship and Interdependence

Unit 8

Concept of Push and Pull Forces in Tourism

Unit 9

Travel and Tourism Motivators; Relevance of Motivation Studies; Travel de-motivators

Block 3
Tourism Infrastructure and Industry Perspective

Unit 10

Organizational and Functional Perspectives of  Tourism Industry

Unit 11

Tourism Superstructures and Infra structure – Types and Typologies

Unit 12

Chain of Distribution in Tourism Industry and Significance of Forward and Backward Integration;  Tourism Conglomerates and Common Interest Bodies

Block 4
Tourism Product, Tourist Demandand  The Supply-Mix

Unit 13

Tourism Product and Its Components; Background Elements of Tourism Product;

Unit 14

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

Unit 15

The Tourism System – Dimensions, Interplays and Applications

Unit 16

Tourism Linkages – Significance, Scope  and Challenges