BA4078 Syllabus - Tourism Geography - 2021 Regulation Anna University

BA4078 Syllabus - Tourism Geography - 2021 Regulation Anna University

BA4078

TOURISM GEOGRAPHY

 L T P C

3003

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
• To introduce the students to the various geographical locations across the world with a tourism perspective.

UNIT I

BASIC GEOGRAPHY

9

Definition, scope and importance of Tourism geography, Impact of weather and climate on Tourist destinations. Study of maps, longitude & latitude, international date line, time variations, time difference, GMT variations, concepts of elapsed time, flying time, ground time. Standard time and summer time (day light saving time).

UNIT II

INDIA

9

Physical Factors – Relief, Climate, Vegetation, wildlife, water Bodies. Socio-cultural and economic factors influencing tourism in India - Political boundaries and major tourist attractions. Modes of travel to the places of tourism in India.

UNIT III

ASIA, CANADA AND EUROPE

9

An overview of the physical features, political boundaries, tourism destinations and best time to visit the following countries in Asia and Europe, the states in Canada, and available modes of travel to these destination countries/states from India.
Asia: China, Mongolia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka. Canada: Ontario, Ottawa, Montreal, British Columbia. Europe - England, France, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Turkey, Spain, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Greece, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine

UNIT IV

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

9

An overview of the physical features, political boundaries, tourism destinations, best time to visit the following states in USA, Central and South America and available modes of travel to these destinations from India.
United States of America: California, New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, Massachusetts, Ohio, Washington, Florida, Nevada, Georgia, Hawaii, North and South Carolina and Rhode Island. Central America - Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize. South America: Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Chile, Bolivia, Brazil.

UNIT V

AFRICA, UAE AND AUTRALIA

9

An overview of the physical features, political boundaries, tourism destinations, best time to visit the following countries in Africa, UAE and Australia and the available modes of travel to these destinations from India.
Africa: Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Egypt, Mali, South Africa, Morocco, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, Tanzania, Mauritius, Gambia. Middle East: United Arab Emirates, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria , Lebanon, Jordan. Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

COURSE OUTCOMES:
• General knowledge of worldwide tourism flows.
• Ability to Plan a trip to a tourism destination.

REFERENCES:
1. Alan A. Lew, Colin Michael Hall, Dallen J. Timothy, World Geography of Travel and Tourism: A Regional Approach, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2008.
2. Robinson H.: A Geography of Tourism, Mac Donald & Evans London, 1978
3. Douglas Pearce, Topics in Applied Geography, Tourism Development, Longman Scientific Technical, New York, 1995.
4. Majid Husain, Geography of India, Tata McGraw Hill, 2012.

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