Course code VadZ4075

Credit points 2

Development of Tourism Administration

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation15.10.2014

Responsible UnitInstitute of Social Sciences and Humanities

Course developer

author Sociālo un humanitāro zinātņu institūts

Dace Kaufmane

Dr. oec.

Course abstract

During the course students are introduced with the tourism as a recreational and entrepreneurial activity, historical development of tourism administration and its development within a context of system approach and organizational collaboration. Understanding tourism system is important for those who are employed in tourism as it characterizes the process of decision making which involves wide range of institutions. During the course students acquire general skills of tourism planning.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

During the course:
• students will acquire knowledge on tourism theories and administration development trends, system approach in planning and analysis of tourism, collaboration of organizations in administration of tourism resources, opportunities of cooperation between public and private sectors in development of tourism;
• students will develop skills to use theoretical knowledge on tourism systems in applied researches and tourism analysis, and to understand as well as to find solutions for tourism development problems;
• students develop competence to analyse tourism industry and its types as well as to use system approach as a resource in decision making related to development of tourism administration.

Compulsory reading

1. Holovejs Dž.K. Tūrisma bizness. Rīga: Jānis Roze, 1999. 367 lpp.
2. Fyall A., Garrod B. Tourism Marketing. A collaborative Approach. Aspects of Tourism. Clevedon ; Buffalo ; Toronto : Channel view publications, 2005. 383 p.
3. Gunn C.A. Tourism Planing: Basics, Concepts, Cases. 4th ed. New York; London: Routledge, 2002. 442 p.
4. Kaufmane D. Sadarbības sistēmas tūrismā: Zemgales reģiona piemērs. Promocijas darbs. Jelgava: LLU, 2011. 174 lpp.

Further reading

1. Karnīte R., Karnītis K. Nacionālo tūrisma satelītkontu ieviešana Latvijā. Metodiskie ieteikumi Latvijas Nacionālo tūrisma satelītkontu sastādīšanai. Rīga: LZA Ekonomikas institūts, 2006. Pieejams: http://www.em.gov.lv/images/modules/items/turisms_02_06_10_2.doc
2. Кабушкин Н.И. Менеджмент туризма. Минск: ООО "Новое знание" 2001. 432 c.
3. Дурович А.П. Маркетинговые исcледования в туризме. Учебное пособие. Москва ; Санкт-Петербург, Питер. 2008. 384 с.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Viesnīcu un citu tūrisma mītņu darbības rādītāji. Informatīvais apskats. Rīga: Latvijas Republikas Centrālā statistikas pārvalde
2. Tūrisms Latvijā. Statistikas datu krājumi. Rīga: Latvijas Republikas Centrālā statistikas pārvalde.
3. Atpūta laukos. Asociācijas "Lauku Ceļotājs" mājas lapa. Pieejams:http://www.celotajs.lv/lv