NRRT 662 - Global Tourism Policy

  • 2 credits

This course explores the major international policies, trends, and challenges facing tourism and provides an understanding of policies, programs, and regulations and how international tourism is affected.

This course can be applied toward:


Graduate standing. Offered only as an online course. This is a partial semester course. Major global policies, trends, and challenges facing the travel and tourism industry.

Important Information

Textbook Information:

Tourism Policy and Planning: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Edgell Sr., David L. and Jason Swanson

2nd edition


New York: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415534529 (hardback)

ISBN: 9780145534536 (paperback)


Joe O'Leary
Joe O'Leary

As a former dean of CSU's Warner College of Natural Resources, a professor and department head in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University, and an emeritus professor at Purdue University, Joe has a prolific and distinguished publishing record in the tourism and recreation research field with more than 250 publications. He currently teaches and conducts research in the HDNR department at CSU. His personal interests and passions include enjoying the outdoors, gardening, working with students and others to enable success, and "data" — having the opportunity to explore, understand and use the wide range of international travel and recreation data — "…so much data, so little time!"

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