This course provides students with an informational foundation in tourism and commercial recreation and gives students a more extensive knowledge of the tourism industry. Historical perspectives, the organization of tourism, and supply and demand components of the tourism industry are examined. The dynamic and pluralistic nature of the tourism industry is discussed. NRRT 270 is a required course for all Natural Resource and Tourism and Hospitality Management majors.
II. COURSE OBJECTIVES
1) To provide students with an informational foundation in tourism and commercial recreation and to help students develop a more extensive knowledge of the tourism industry.
2) To generate an awareness of the concerns of the travel and tourism industry and develop skills for identifying industry problems and proposing solutions.
3) To gain an understanding of the relationships between tourists, tourist developments and the agencies and institutions that provide opportunities and programs for tourists.
David W. Knight is a Center for Collaborative Conservation Fellow and an Associate Professor at Colorado State University. Some of David's interests include community development, community-based conservation, conflict management in natural resources, environmental governance, outdoor recreation, social ecological systems, and sustainable tourism.