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HOM321 Tourism Economic and Cultural Impact

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the positive and negative impacts (benefits and costs) that tourism activities have on host environments, economies, and societies at the local community, regional, national, and international levels. It presents methods used by tourism planners, researchers, consultants, and practitioners to analyze the importance of tourism to the host economy as well as the impacts of tourism on various components of the built and organic environments. Cultural and social impacts are explored to identify issues affecting the sustainability, protection, and management of culture.

Prerequisite: HOM202 Hospitality and Tourism Management