Geography and International Tourism Syllabus - BBA-TT (PU)

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Course Description

Course Objective:

This course aims to introduce students to the various geographical locations of tourist places, weather climate and distances, the different routes between them and the different characteristics of places which are important for tourism. The course aims to present an analytical framework within the basic methodology and trends of the discipline of geography in global perspective and as to Nepal.

Course Description

In this course is about the global geography and international tourism.  Basically knowledge of geography shall provide an insight to the students about the destinations of the world; their climates etc. The study shall enable the students to relate the application of geography in tourism.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • insight about the destinations of the world; their climates etc.
  • perform an extra edge in designing the itineraries for the travelers, suggesting them various destinations to the clients for their travel etc.
  • relate the application of geography in tourism.
  • enhance student destination knowledge and map reading works.

Unit Contents

Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction: Elements of Geography of Travel and Tourism                  8 hours

Geography and Tourism: Concept, Definitions, elements (Leiper' tourism system), relationship and importance; The geography of demand and supply of tourism; The geography of resources of tourism; Climate and Tourism; The geography of transport of tourism

Unit 2: Map Works                                                                                                    6 hours           

Understanding World Map; Major latitudes, longitudes, water bodies, continents and countries with respect to tourism; Map reading: Scale of the map and measurement of the distance on map, use of conventional signs and symbols in maps and signs especially significant for tourism.

Unit 3: World geographical resources for tourism                                      8 hours

Climatic Resources; Coastal Resources; Landscape and wildlife resources; Historic Resources; Cultural entertainment and manmade resources

Unit 4: Pattern of tourism in world's regions                                                          6 hours

Asia and the Pacific region

Unit 5: Tourism Geography of Nepal                                                                       14 hours

Physical and political Geography of Nepal; Tourist Demand and Supply: Growth of Tourism in Nepal; Tourism Resources of Nepal: Mountains, Trekking regions, Wildlife, protected areas of Nepal ; Tourism Infrastructure -Service and transport.

Unit 6: Special Tourist Destination in Nepal                                                           6 hours

Special Tourist Destination in Nepal: Case Studies (Nagarkot, Chitwan, Sagarmatha, Pokhara, Jomson, etc.)

Text and Reference Books

Basic Texts

  • Brain Boniface & Chris Cooper. (2005). World Wide Destination: The Geography of travel and tourism (4th Ed). Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Lew, Hall M & Timothy J. (2008). World Geography of Travel and Tourism. Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • R. (1998) Travel Geography (2nd Ed). Addison Wesley Loungman Ltd. England
  • Pathak R.S (2012), Tourism Geography in Nepal (1st). Published by Uma Pathak, Kathmandu, Nepal


  • Hall, CM and Page, SJ. The Geography of Tourism and Recreation, Routledge.
  • International Atlas
  • Publications of Nepal Tourism Board and other travel & tourism organizations


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  • Short Name N/A
  • Course code TTM 102.3
  • Semester Fifth Semester
  • Full Marks 100
  • Pass Marks 45
  • Credit 3 hrs
  • Elective/Compulsary Compulsary