Fundamentals of Tourism Syllabus - BHM (TU)

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Course Description

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to provide the students with basic concepts of tourism as an industry, business, social field, academic discipline and intercultural exchange of the global people. At the end of the semester, the students will able to understand comprehensively the different facets of tourism and its impacts on different sectors in the 21st century world.

Course Description

This course consists of introduction to tourism, tourism-growth and development, tourism resources and products, tourism in theoretical perspectives, alternative approach of tourism and tourism in Nepal.

Unit Contents

Course Details

Unit 1: Introduction to Tourism                                                                                  LH 12

Introduction, Tourism Concept, Nature and Characteristics, Types of Tourism and Tourist, Benefits and Costs of Tourism, Basic components of tourism, Motivation and Decision- making behavior of tourists, cross country features of tourists.

Unit 2: Tourism- Growth and Development                                                                LH 8

Travel in early and Medieval Times, Modern Tourism- growth and development, Recent Trends of Tourism.

Unit 3: Tourism Resources and Products                                                                     LH6

Concept of tourism resources and products, Characteristics of tourism products, Types of tourism products, Distribution of tourism products.

Unit 4: Tourism in Theoretical Perspectives                                                                LH 8

Introduction, Butler’s 'Tourism Area Life Cycle Theory', Plog’s 'Destination Rise and Fall in Popular Theory', Doxy’s 'Irridex index', Leiper’s 'Tourism System Theory' .

Unit 5: Alternative Approach of Tourism                                                      LH6

 Introduction, Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism, The Concept of Mass Tourism (old)and Meta tourism (New), Urban/Rural/Village and Community Tourism,

Unit 6: Tourism in Nepal                                                                                             LH6

Development of Tourism in Nepal, Attractions and Activities of Tourism, Natural and cultural attractions, tour, trekking, mountaineering and rafting, rural tourism and home stay.

Project Work

Students are required to prepare and present report on any of the following area as assigned by subject teacher topics –Any One

  • Tourism and Hospitality Industry- Trends and Future prospects
  • Cultural Heritage Tourism of Nepal
  • Attractions of Tourism of Nepal

Tourism Activities of Nepal

Text and Reference Books

Reference Books

Bhatia, A.K, The Business of Tourism, Concepts and Strategy, New Delhi: Sterling Publications,.

Goeldner, C.R., Ritchie, J.R.B. & McIntosh, R.W. Tourism Principles Practices, Philosophy New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Goeldner, C. R, Tourism: Principles, Practices, Philosophies, Delhi: John Wiley & Sons.

Kunwar, R.R., Anthropology of Tourism: A Case Study of Chitwan Sauraha, Delhi: Adroit Publishers.

Kunwar, R.R, Tourists and Tourism, Science and Industry Interface, Kathmandu:     Ganga Sen (Kunwar ). Modern Printing Press

Satyal, Y.R, Tourism in Nepal, A Profile, New Delhi: Adroit Publishers. Satyal, Y.R. Tourism Monograph of Nepal, New Delhi: Adriot Publisher.

Sharpley, R. & Telfer, D.J, Tourism and Development New Delhi: Viva Books

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  • Short Name N/A
  • Course code BHM 331
  • Semester Fifth Semester
  • Full Marks 100
  • Pass Marks 45
  • Credit 3 hrs
  • Elective/Compulsary Compulsary