Tourism Destination Analysis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a course in analysis of tourism destinations.

Learning objectives


  • of different theoretical perspectives and concepts in tourism studies
  • of analytical and methodological tools and strategies for the analysis of tourism destinations and activities at different scales
  • of sustainability issues related to tourism destinations.
  • of opportunities and challenges of digitalization for tourism destinations.


  • in critically discussing different theoretical approaches to the study of tourism destinations and activities
  • in selecting relevant conceptual, methodological and analytical tools and types of data for the analysis of tourism destinations at different scales.


  • in designing comprehensive analyses of tourism destinations and activities
  • in discussing and reflecting on key debates within tourism, including sustainability issues
  • in using theories and analytical tools from different disciplinary perspectives to conceptualise and analyse tourism destinations and activities at different scales.

Type of instruction

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



Name of examTourism Destination Analysis
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is a portfolio comprising contributions from the students on topics set by the examiner on the basis of the course module. Students will receive feedback on their work during the module which may be used to improve their assignment before final submission.

The examination portfolio will be prepared individually by the student and must not exceed 10 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 titleAnalyse af Turismedestinationen
Module codeKATOU2304
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen, Campus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Arts (MA) in Tourism
Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities