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HRTM71-220: Sustainable Tourism and Indigenous Cultures


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 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Hotel and Tourism
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,110
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,170

Learning outcomes

1. Analyse and describe the key concepts related to sustainable tourism and Indigenous cultures. 2. Critically evaluate 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. Critique the political, economic, social, technological and environmental factors influencing tourism development using relevant concept and theories. 4. Identify and discuss the multi-faceted impact (e.g., economic, cultural, environmental) of tourism development. 5. Determine the benefits and costs of tourism development on Indigenous cultures and the role of relevant stakeholders 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 opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021