280.815 Tourism and Planning
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 develop research projects on topics related to tourism and to work on them independently. In particular, students acquire a comprehensive knowledge of relevant research sources.

Subject of course

Kick-Off (04.10.2022): Enrollment clearance + flashlight

Plenum Svanda (04.10.2022): Input lecture on the effects of tourism for planning; selection of topic clusters by each team.

Plenum Svanda (18.10.2022): Presentation of the research design

Plenum Meyer-Cech (19.10.2022): The system of tourism, tourism and spatial planning, trends, tourism quality, the touristic product, tourism and agriculture, Alpine spatial planning.

Plenum Meyer-Cech (16.11.2022): Management tools in tourism, tourism and natural hazards, secondary homes.

CORRECTION APPOINTMENTS Svanda: 29.11./30.11.2022

Plenum Svanda (13.12.2022): Presentation of the preliminary results

SUBMISSION of the article/essay via TUWEL by mid-January 2023

Teaching methods

Basic knowledge is taught in frontal lectures, which are interspersed with discussions in small groups. 

Creation of a research plan and independent implementation, writing of an exposé

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)



Course dates

Tue09:00 - 12:0004.10.2022Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Kick-Off, Vorbesprechung und Input
Tue09:00 - 12:0018.10.2022Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Präsentation der Forschungsdesigns
Wed10:00 - 13:0019.10.2022Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Meyer-Cech Einheit 1 und 2
Wed10:00 - 13:0016.11.2022Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Meyer-Cech Unit 3 and 4
Tue09:00 - 12:0029.11.2022Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL Korrekturtermin Svanda
Wed09:00 - 12:0030.11.2022Seminarraum EBU1-3 - RPL Korrekturtermin Svanda
Tue09:00 - 12:0013.12.2022Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Präsentation der vorläufigen Ergebnisse

Examination modalities

The achievement is evaluated by the following criteria:

  • Quality of the research outline
  • Quality of presentations
  • Quality of the exposé
  • Written exam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
15.09.2022 09:05 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


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

no previous knowledge required

Accompanying courses


  • Attendance Required!