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Overview

Tourism geography is the study of travel and tourism, as an industry and as a social and cultural activity. Tourism geography covers a wide range of interests including the environmental impact of tourism, the geographies of tourism and leisure economies, answering tourism industry and management concerns and the sociology of tourism and locations of tourism. Geography is largely the study of the interaction of all physical and human phenomena and landscapes created by such interactions.” It is about how, why and where human and natural activities occur and how these activities are interconnected. The geography of tourism is dominated by number of key themes, which relate location, place, space, human and cultural characteristics, and the movement of people. The geography of tourism is also concern with the flows of tourism from generating countries to the destinations. These can be heavily influenced by the economic and political factors, with the flows of tourism from traditionally from developed countries to the less developed countries.

Syllabus


COURSE LAYOUT


 
 
Week – I | 1. Geography and Tourism. | 2. Geography of Travel. |  3. World Time zones. |
 
Week – II |  4. Antarctica | 5. Asia | 6. Africa |
 
Week – III | 7. North America | 8. Central and south America | 9. Australia |
 
Week - IV | 10. New Zealand | 11. Tourism features in European countries. | 12. Geographical & Climatic conditions in European countries |
 
Week – V | 13. Important tourism destinations in France | 14. Important tourism Destinations in UK | 15. Important tourism Destinations in Italy |
 
Week – VI | 16. Important tourism destinations in Germany | 17. Important tourism destinations in Switzerland | 18. Important tourism destinations in Greece |
 
Week – VII | 19. Important tourism destinations in Belgium & Holland. | 20. Important Tourism Destinations in other European countries.| 21.Tourism in Africa – Introduction: Part – I | 
 
Week - VIII | 22. Tourism in Africa – Introduction: Part – II | 23. Tourism in Gulf Countries: Part I | 24. Tourism in Gulf: Part - II | 

Week – IX |  25. Tourist attractions and activities in Egypt, Kenya and Uganda .|  26. Tourist attractions in South Africa and emerging tourist destinations in Africa | 
27. Tourism in USA: Part - I |
 
Week - X | 28. Tourism in USA: Part – II | 29. Tourist attractions in USA: Part – I | 30. Tourist attractions in USA: Part – II | 31. Tourism Attractions in Singapore and Indonesia |
 
Week - XI |  32. Tourism Attractions in Thailand and Malaysia |  33. Tourism in South East Asia: Part – I | 34. Tourism in South East Asia: Part – II | 35. Tourism in Australia Part - I |

Week - XII |  36. Tourism in Australia Part – II | 37. Tourist Attractions and Popular tourist circuits in Australia –I | 38. Tourist Attractions and Popular tourist circuits in Australia –II | 39. Tourism in New Zealand: Part – I | 40. Tourism in New Zealand: Part – II. |




Taught by

Dr. Sridevi Kulenur

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