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Destination Management

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Destination Management
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: BITM-W-01
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4SU (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Project (can be repeated annually)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

DFBTO-W-01 (P620-0529) International Tourism Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 4, optional course
DFITM-W-01 (P620-0479) International Tourism Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , optional course
BITM-W-01 (P440-0040) International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , optional course
BITM-W-01 (P440-0040) International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015 , optional course
BITM-W-01 (P440-0040) International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , optional course
BITM-W-01 (P440-0040) International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , optional course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Achim Schröder
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Achim Schröder

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module students will be able to:
- define the special features of a touristic product and derive their implications for the management of touristic destinations,
- identify the interconnections in destination management and to explain the ability of (inter-) national destination management organisations to shape their own structures,
- systematically analyze the touristic potential of destinations,
- illustrate the effects of tourism in target areas and develop concepts for sustainable development with tourism,
- critically analyze the marketing concepts of tourist destinations and discuss the results with the group (as well as external parties if necessary) and make recommendations for action.

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Module content:
- Principles of destination management
- Spatial principles of destination development
- Tourist demand
- Destinations in competition: the marketing management of tourist destinations
- Destination business models and legal forms        
- The structure of associations in destination management
- Economic, ecological and socio-cultural effects of tourism
- Quality management and service quality in destination management
- Case studies

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Teaching methods/Media:
- Lecture
- Lecture, presentation und discussion
- Case studies
- Role playing

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Recommended or required reading:
- Becker, C. et al.: Tourismus und nachhaltige Entwicklung, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt, 1996
- Becker, Chr.; Hopfinger, H.; Steinecke, A. (Hrsg.): Geographie der Freizeit und des Tourismus. Bilanz und Ausblick, 3. Auflage, Oldenbourg, München, Wien, 2007.
- Bieger, T.: Management von Destinationen, Oldenbourg, München, latest edition
- Boniface; Cooper: Worldwide Destinations: The Geography of Travel and Tourism, latest edition.
- Boniface; Cooper: Worldwide Destinations Casebook: The Geography of Travel and Tourism, latest edition.
- Eisenstein, B.: Grundlagen des Destinationsmanagements, München, latest edition
- Eurostat: Portrait of the Regions,
- Luft, H.: Organisation und Vermarktung von Tourismusorten und Tourismusregionen, Gmeiner, latest edition
- Mancini, M.: Selling Destinations, Delmar Cengage Learning, latest edition
- OECD: OECD Tourism Trends and Policies, latest edition
- Schaumann, P.: The Guide to Successful Destination Management, John Wiley & Sons, 2004.
- Siller, L.: Strategisches Management alpiner Destinationen: Kultur als Wettbewerbsvorteil für nachhaltigen Erfolg. (Schriften zu Tourismus und Freizeit; 10) Berlin, 2010
- Steinecke, A.: Tourismus. (Das Geographische Seminar) Braunschweig, latest edition.
- Steinecke, A.: Destinationsmanagement. UVK/Lucius, latest edition
- WTO: A practical guide to tourism destination management. Madrid, latest edition

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