Destination Green Growth aims to introduce students to the theory and practice of how tourism destinations can make the transformation into a green growth pathway. In the context of the emerging global green growth paradigm, tourism destinations are faced with opportunities and challenges to transform into a more socially inclusive, low-carbon, resource-efficient, stable economy. Through the lenses of concept, policy and practice, this unit provides students with a systematic perspective on wide-ranging and complex implications of the green growth paradigm for tourism destinations, including the entire travel and tourism value chain as well as communities in destinations.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically review the key issues rising from the green growth paradigm transformation in the tourism and destination sector at both local and global levels;  
  2. Advocate the importance of the green growth approach to economy and the holistic approach to destination management with creativity and accountability;  
  3. Interrogate policy and practical real-world problems by collaboratively applying theoretical and operational knowledge to assist destinations to achieve green growth transformation demonstrating leadership and ethical responsibility;  
  4. Cross-examine and elucidate appropriate strategies for tourism destinations and industries in green growth including strategies to delink economic growth with greenhouse gas emissions, and other resource use and waste.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Essay Reflective essay - week 4 (max 500 words) 10%
Essay Reflective essay - week 10 (max 1,500 words) 30%
Presentation Between weeks 2-11 each student will present on one topic about Destination Green Growth 20%
Report Research report - develop a green growth strategy framework for a selected tourism destination(groups of 3-4) (max 4,000 words) 40%

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