280.814 Tourism Analysis and Sustainable Planning of Tourism
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the key figures of tourism and the dynamics relevant to tourism planning. Relevant data and documents are collected, interpreted and applied to planning tasks in a self-organized way.

Furthermore, students are able to comprehensively assess and analyze sustainability aspects in tourism planning. In particular, they have knowledge of the current challenges in developing country tourism and in dealing with world heritage.

Subject of course

Kick-Off (04.10.2022) – Enrollment clearance + flashlight

Plenum Luger UNIT 1 (17.10.2022) - Basics of sustainable tourism development

Examples of cultural/social science approaches (Salzburg study, Hallstadt mission statement, benchmark project, Everest study etc.)

Plenum Luger UNIT 2 (07.11.2022) - Sustainability in World Heritage Tourism

Through specific literature research, individual preparation and discussion in the team, a critical examination of sustainability in tourism development or planning will be conducted.

Preparation in teams (á 5 students) for the example of Vienna

Luger/Wöhler (Hg.) Welterbe und Tourismus. StudienVerlag: Innsbruck-Wien 2008.Luger/Ferch (Hg.) Die bedrohte Stadt. Strategien für menschengerechtes Bauen in Salzburg. StudienVerlag: Innsbruck-Wien 2014Dallen, J. Timothy/Gyan P. Naupane (eds.): Culture Heritage and Tourism in the Developing World. Routledge: Londen/New York 2009.


Plenum Luger UNIT 3 (12.12.2021) - Sustainability in Developing World Tourism

Elaboration in teams (á 5 students) for the example of Gaurishankar/Rolwaling in Nepal

Luger/Wöhler/Baumgartner (Hg.) Ferntourismus wohin? StudienVerlag: Innsbruck-Wien 2004.Baumhackl/Habinger/Kolland/Luger (Hg.): Tourismus in der Dritten Welt. Promedia/Südwind 2006.Birgit Bosio: Entwicklung von Indikatoren zur Messung noch nachhaltigem Tourismus in Bergregionen am Beispiel der Gaurishankar-Region in Nepal. Dissertation, Universität Salzburg 2016.(pdf)http://www.ecohimal.org/index.php?id=94 (mehrere Artikel zur Thematik)


Plenary Meyer-Cech UNIT 1 (14.12.2022)

Historical context, presentation of tourism in Austria, touristic key figures (in-class calculation).


Plenum Luger UNIT 4 (16.01.2023) - Sustainability in Alpine tourism

Elaboration in teams (á 5 students) on an example of current or problematic developments in Alpine tourism.

Luger/Rest (Hg.) Der Alpentourismus. StudienVerlag: Innsbruck-Wien-Bozen 2002.Luger/Wöhler (Hg.) Kulturelles Erbe und Tourismus. StudienVerlag: Innsbruck-Wien 2010 (2. Auflag 2015).Werner Bätzing: Orte guten Lebens. Die Alpen jenseits von Übernutzung und Idyll. Rotpunkt: Zürich 2010.Siegrist/Gessner/Ketterer Bonnelame (Hg.) Naturnaher Tourismus. Qualitätsstandards für sanftes Reisen in den Alpen. Haupt: Bern 2015.Egger/Luger (Hg.) Tourismus und mobile Freizeit. BoD: Norderstedt 2015.


Plenum Meyer-Cech UNIT 2 (18.01.2023)

Basics of regional marketing and analysis of brochures

Experiential worlds and their effects

Guest lecture: ??

Teaching methods

Basic knowledge is taught in frontal lectures, which are interspersed with discussions in small groups. Students work independently in groups on topics and present them. A book review is to be written.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Attendance is compulsory!

The course is part of the elective module 6: Tourism Development (Bachelor's program Spatial Planning and Spatial Development). The module consists of the following courses:

  • Tourism and Planning (VU, Course no. 280.815)
  • Tourism analysis and sustainable tourism planning (VU, course no. 280.814)


Hartmut Rein/Wolfgang Strasdas (Hg): Nachhaltiger Tourismus. UVK: Konstanz und München 2015

(A copy is available at the Library of the Research Unit; it is recommended that you buy a few copies together.)



Course dates

Tue09:00 - 10:0004.10.2022Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Kick-Off, Vorbesprechung und Anmeldung
Mon12:00 - 15:0017.10.2022 ZOOM (https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/95780276518) (LIVE)Luger Einheit 1 – Grundlagen der nachhaltigen Tourismusentwicklung
Mon12:00 - 17:0012.12.2022Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Luger Einheit 2 und 3
Wed10:00 - 13:0014.12.2022Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Meyer-Cech Einheit 5 und 6
Mon12:00 - 18:0016.01.2023Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Luger Einheit 4 – Nachhaltigkeit im Alpentourismus (EINHEIT ENDET UM 16:00)
Wed10:00 - 13:0018.01.2023Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Meyer-Cech Einheit 7 und 8

Examination modalities

The achievement is evaluated by the following criteria:

  • Quality of the touristic analysis of a sample municipality

  • Quality of the book review

  • Quality of the preparation/presentation of a topic collaboration

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
15.09.2022 09:00 01.10.2022 23:55 01.10.2022 23:55

Registration modalities

The registration will be activated individually for all courses of the module on 15.09.2022!

In order to ensure a practical seminar and exercise, a maximum of 30 students of the bachelor programme "Spatial Planning and Spatial Development" will be admitted. The "first come, first served" principle applies and there will be no ranking by the lecturers!

IMPORTANT! Since there is no overall registration for the module, we ask only those students to register who would like to take the entire module or need individual module lectures as a supplement. For all students registered in TISS, the kick-off date is mandatory to confirm the registration for the LVAs of the module. If this event is missed, other students will move up from the waiting list.


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 240 Spatial Planning Not specifiedSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase



1. Hartmut Rein/Wolfgang Strasdas (Hg): Nachhaltiger Tourismus. UVK: Konstanz und München 2015

A physical copy is available at the FoB library; it makes sense to buy a few copies together!

2. Kurt Luger: Tourismus – Über das Reisen und Urlauben in unserer Zeit. Springer 2022

Available open source!

Previous knowledge

no previous knowledge required

Accompanying courses


  • Attendance Required!