Innovation in Tourism


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a course in Innovation in Tourism.

Learning objectives


  • of theories and concepts in the area of innovation in tourism
  • of contemporary challenges and opportunities of innovation in tourism, including sustainable transitions and digitalization
  • of the role of actors, institutions and technological change in relation to innovation in tourism.


  • in identifying and critically discussing debates within innovation in tourism, in digital as well as non-digital contexts
  • in selecting and applying relevant conceptual and methodological tools for the analysis of tourism innovation
  • in producing critical analyses of innovation in tourism
  • in creative thinking in the context of tourism innovation.


  • in reflecting on the implications of innovation in tourism
  • in evaluating sustainable transitions in innovation in tourism
  • in independently continuing own competency development within the area of innovation in tourism.

Type of instruction

Type of instruction is described in § 17 in the curriculum.



Name of examInnovation in Tourism
Type of exam
Active participation/continuous evaluation
An internal written examination in: Innovation in Tourism (Innovation i turisme).

The examination is completed by satisfactory and active participation in the module, i.e., a minimum of 80% attendance and satisfactory completion of tasks and assignments set by the course instructor(s).

Re-examination: a 2-day take-home assignment paper set by the course instructor(s) on the basis of the course content. The assignment paper will be evaluated by an internal examiner. The assignment paper must be prepared individually and must not exceed 6 pages.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleInnovation i turisme
Module codeKATOU2209
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen, Campus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board for Cross-Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities