M-GGR/02 - 9 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff

Office: DSPS Palazzo Pedagaggi Via Vitt. Emanuele II, 49 stanza n. 10, primo piano
Phone: 09573472111
Office Hours: Dip. Economia e Impresa mercoledì 11.00-12.00 stanza 39 quarto piano; Dip. Scienze Politiche e Sociali giovedì 12.00-13.00 stanza n. 10 primo piano

Learning Objectives

1. Knowledge and understanding: The student will acquire specific skills in the field of geography of tourism which allow him to understand the dynamics of tourist markets and companies operating in the tourist sector, by testing their impact on the territory.

2. Applying knowledge and understanding: the student will be able to apply the analytical and conceptual tools of the geography of tourism in the fields of territorial programming, planning and management. In addition to this, the student will be able to use the tools of analysis and design of field projects in order to promote the development of products and itineraries with the support of appropriate models.

3. Making judgments: the student will be able to collect, process and interpret quantitative and qualitative data, aimed at the evaluation of tourism systems and the impact of tourism, in the aspect of sustainability too. The student can then systematically organize these assessments in an articulated reflection on specific local situations.

4. Communication skills: The student will be able to transfer to others, with a full command of technical language, information and assessments about tourism systems and related local economic contexts.

5. Learning skills: after a gradual learning process coherent with the master’s degree course, at the end of the lectures the student will have acquired the necessary knowledge to deepen and integrate the more general economic knowledge with the specific skills of tourism geography.

Course Structure

Teaching consists in frontal lessons. Besides seminars and the case study will be provided


Detailed Course Content

The economic growth of touristic activities. Tourism actors and policies. Touristic spaces. Managerial-territorial models. Globalization and tourism. Touris and image. Tourism marketing. Sustainable tourism. Systms of tourism supply. Tourism and cultural resources. Inner areas and tourism valorization. Mega-eventi e turismo urbano.

Textbook Information

1. Bencardino F., Prezioso M., Geografia del turismo, MacGraw Hill, Milano, 2014

2. Jean-Pierre Lozato-Giotart, Geografia del turismo, Hoepli, Milano, 2008

3. Stefania Mangano, I territori culturali in Italia. Geografia e valorizzazione turistica, Carocci Editore, Roma, 2018.

4. Arturo Di Bella, Gianni Petino, Luigi Scrofani, The Etna macro-region amid peripheralization and smart specialization: Towards an integrated system based on tourism, 2018

5. Elena Dell’Agnese, Bon Voyage. Per una geografia critica del turismo, UTET, 2018

6. Arturo Di Bella, Mega-eventi, città globali e austerità: Londra 2012 e Rio 2016 attraverso il pensiero di Milton Santos, Geotema 2019, pagg. 17-26.

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