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ECW2600 - Tourism economics

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Professor Peter Forsyth


Berwick First semester 2007 (Day)


The components of the tourism industry (accommodation, travel companies, air transport etc.) and their significance in the economy. Tourism enterprises and the supply conditions of the industry, including aspects of finance and investment. The demand for tourism and tourism forecasting. The impacts of the growth of tourism demand on the economy. Tourism's impact on the environment. Tourism policy issues, including taxation of tourism, promotion, foreign investment and international aviation policy.


Assignment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Contact hours

3 hours per week