Worldwide tourism is an industry of major importance. Travel & tourism directly contribute US$2.2 trillion to the global economy. 1 in 11 of the world’s total jobs are in travel & tourism.
Tourism, however, is more than just a powerful economic force. Tourist activities affect the environment of travel destinations and influences cultures worldwide. Tourism is very sensitive to global transformations such as changing consumer behaviour, economic developments, climate change, epidemics, or acts of terrorism. Tourism is a complex phenomenon.
Our focus is on exploring developments in tourism and the interrelationships between tourism, the economy, society and the environment. BSc Tourism graduates apply their knowledge and research skills to the sustainable development of tourism.