Ecotourism is an industry sector of growing size and importance, with various models applied around the world to seek better social, cultural and environmental outcomes associated with tourism. This subject introduces the key concepts of sustainable tourism and ecotourism and explores the principles underlying ecotourism. The practical application of the ecotourism concept is considered within the Australian and Global context by exploring the potential impacts of ecotourism, and their management. Students are also given the opportunity to experience real nature-based and cultural tourism operations to enable their understanding of the application of ecotourism principles through a field trips. There is no residential school associated with this subject when taken by distance although students must undertake site trips as part of the assessment. On completion, students have the ability to apply a range of key fundamental ecotourism concepts and principles to ecotourism planning and operations.
School of Environmental Sciences
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