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HRTM12-220: Sustainable Tourism and Indigenous Culture


This subject is designed to introduce you to the concepts associated with sustainability, stakeholder involvement, and indigenous culture interpretation in a tourism context. Key issues relating to the environmental, cultural and ethical issues involved in tourism development, the packaging of tourism products, the use of tourism resources and changing consumer preferences, are explored in the context of the overall tourism system. Theoretical knowledge and concepts will be brought to life through case studies, guest speakers, case studies and other experiential activities. 

Subject details

FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Hotel and Tourism
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050

Learning outcomes

1. Define the key concepts related to sustainable tourism and indigenous cultures. 2. Explain the development, roles and functions involved in the sustainable development of destinations, recognising the conflicts between the various stakeholders involved and the dynamics of the tourism industry. 3. Assess the political, economic, social, technological and environmental factors influencing tourism development using relevant concept and theories. 4. Evaluate the multi-faceted impact (e.g., economic, cultural, environmental) of tourism development. 5. Reflect on the benefits and costs of tourism development on indigenous cultures and the role of relevant stakeholders in this development. 6. Articulate ideas, decisions, recommendations and other information in a clear, concise professional writing style.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/2022
Cancellation 2?07/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?12/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2022
Teaching census?11/02/2022