The course provides an in-depth conceptual analysis of ethical approaches to tourism management.
The course addresses current issues in the tourism and hospitality industry within the broader context of ethical theory. Specifically, managerial decisions and practices of sustainability-driven organizations in the tourism sector (i.e., firms striving to reduce their environmental and social impacts), and responsible tourism (i.e., tourist practice that minimizes the negative impacts for communities and the natural environment).
By the end of this course, a student should be able to:
1. Critically evaluate and apply relevant ethical principles and theories to tourism management practice;
2. Apply ethical principles to exploit environmental and social opportunities related to the provision of tourism services, while pursuing economic interests;
3. Express a critical understanding of tourists’ moral values as drivers of ethical reasoning and decision-making.