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Coventry University

The Impacts of Tourism

Coventry University via FutureLearn


Learn how alternate forms of tourism contribute to sustainability in the sector

On this course, you’ll look at tourism’s global impact in relation to the world’s environmental, economic and cultural issues.

You’ll be given the chance to evaluate the complex political, social, and environmental contexts in which tourism operates as you explore the policies and management strategies that exist to control the impact of tourism.

You’ll discover corporate social responsibility and environmental impact assessments and auditing.

You’ll also have the chance to discover carrying capacity and how to evaluate the effectiveness of different forms of responsible and sustainable tourism.

This course is designed for students who have a background in social sciences, arts and humanities, business studies, tourism and hospitality, and those with a background in sustainable development.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.


  • The Impact of Tourism
    • Welcome to the impacts of tourism and alternative forms of tourism
    • Economic impact of tourism
    • Environmental impact of tourism
    • Social and cultural impact of tourism
    • Summary of the week
  • Alternative Forms of Tourism
    • Tourism and you
    • Your tourism choices and experiences
    • Alternative tourism and its effectiveness
    • Assessing alternative tourism
    • Summary and reflection

Taught by

Talha K


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