This course introduces the role and processes of planning and its significance in tourism development using a decolonial lens. The course builds knowledge of key elements of tourism planning, planning processes and their application to tourism, critical issues in tourism planning, and the roles of sovereign Indigenous host Nations and stakeholders in tourism planning. The course is designed to help students practice authentic consultation and respectful collaboration with Indigenous host Nations, Indigenous peoples, the significance of tourism planning and how it can lead to different and sustainable outcomes for individuals, economies, and the environment. Special focus is placed on using a decolonial lens for sustainable tourism management and the role of planning at a community level using case studies from around the world.


15 credits of 100-level or higher coursework

Course Notes

TOUR 232 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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