Tourism Policy and Destination Governance


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a course in tourism policy.

Learning objectives


  • of theories and concepts in the area of tourism policy and destination governance in tourism
  • of contemporary tourism policy and governance challenges, including sustainable tourism and/or sustainable development
  • of stakeholders and institutions involved in the governance of tourism destinations.
  • of the role of digitalization in destination governance.


  • in identifying and critically discussing academic debates within tourism policy and governance
  • in selecting and applying conceptual and methodological tools for the analysis of tourism policy and destination governance
  • in producing critical analyses of tourism policy and destination governance using primary and/or secondary data.


  • in analysing tourism policy and destination governance issues
  • in identifying and reflecting on tourism policy tools and governance structures
  • in independently continuing own competency development within the area of tourism policy and destination governance.

Type of instruction

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



Name of examTourism Policy and Destination Governance
Type of exam
Written exam
An internal written examination in: Tourism Policy and Destination Governance (Turismepolitik og destinationsledelse).

The examination is a 4-day take-home assignment given by the examiner on the basis of the curriculum of the module. The assignment paper must be prepared individually and must not exceed 8 pages.

The assignment paper will be evaluated by an internal examiner.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleTurismepolitik og destinationsledelse
Module codeKATOU2208
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen, Campus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities