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The Concept of Sustainable Tourism within the Higher Education Curriculum: A British Case Study

Author(s): Graham Busby

Journal: Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism Education
ISSN 1473-8376

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 48;
Date: 2003;
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Keywords: tourism degrees | sustainable tourism | curriculum design

Sustainable tourism has been a frequently used term for many years and is, therefore, a key concept for consideration within undergraduate tourism programmes. This case study details the curriculum design of those provided by the University of Plymouth and identifies modules likely to incorporate some aspect of the concept. Findings from a short survey of final-year students are presented according to their degree programme. Whether students are direct-entrants or have been with the university from year one is shown to influence perception of the curriculum. Student recommendations as to improving the profile of sustainable tourism, within the awards, are presented.
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