Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality
Tourism Planning & Policy
This course examines the formulation and evaluation of tourism policy at the national and international level, and the implementation of policy as it relates to planning and management of destinations. Students will explore the roles and responsibilities of the public sector in the tourism arena, the policy development process, and the impact of policy decisions on local communities, the local environment and tourists. In urban settings, the role of tourism in urban renewal and gentrification will be explored. Ethical challenges in tourist destinations that are known for sex tourism or dark tourism will be explored. Finally, the course will review inclusive tourism planning in social and accessible tourism.