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TRS400ZA(観光学 / Tourism Studies 400)
Seminar: Tourism Management I


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Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
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Year 2022
Class code A6425,A6426
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Term 春学期授業/Spring
Day/Period 木4/Thu.4,木5/Thu.5
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Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
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Grade 3~4
Credit(s) 4
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
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Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
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Outline and objectives

While governments are quick to laud the economic benefits that tourists can bring, there are growing concerns about the impact of relentless growth of global tourism on the environment as well as the socio-cultural wellbeing of host communities. Driven largely by deregulation, globalisation and technological developments, the overarching focus on growth that has driven post-WW2 development is being increasingly challenged and questioned. From 2021, the post-coronavirus recovery offers a rare chance for the tourism industry to consider revising hitherto unsustainable business practices.
Adopting a lens of sustainability, this semester considers the management and marketing of tourism. Combining analysis of seminal research with illustrative and up-to-date case studies from a range of domestic and international destinations, students will gain insights into the factors driving tourism development. Students will be introduced to different research methods, and will acquire the tools to critically investigate tourism in a context of their choice. This will form the basis of an extended research paper that will be the completed during the second year of the seminar.


The goal of this seminar is to provide students with academic and practical knowledge relating to management and marketing that can facilitate their progression into the world of work.
Upon completion of this course, students will have acquired enhanced research and analytical skills. They will develop their ability to design, organise and manage an original tourism-related research project. Additionally, through in-class discussions and presentations, students will gain valuable experience in persuasively expressing and defending their opinions on a range of issues relating to business management and marketing.

Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?

Will be able to gain “DP 1”, “DP 2”, “DP 3”, and “DP 4”.

Default language used in class

英語 / English

Method(s)(学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )

The seminar consists of in-depth analysis of various issues related to sustainable tourism management. In the spring semester, students are introduced to some core texts and research and are encouraged to start to consider which areas they intend to focus on. In the fall semester, students will begin to refine their topic and develope a firm research proposal.
In the second year of the seminar, students will research and write their extended research paper.
While some seminars will be instructor-led, students will play an increasing role in giving presentations & leading discussions on the Core Readings. As students' own research develops, they will give presentations on their research, and share their growing expertise with the other students.
Assignments will be submitted via Hoppii; insightful answers will be shared in class to facilitate discussion.

Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)

あり / Yes

Fieldwork in class

あり / Yes


授業形態/methods of teaching:対面/face to face



Overview of the seminar;
The importance of sustainability & adopting sustainable approaches.

2[対面/face to face]:Seminar Reading 1

Considering first case study: tourism management

3[対面/face to face]:Seminar Reading 2

Considering second case study: destination management and marketing

4[対面/face to face]:Seminar Reading 3

Considering third case study: tourism marketing

5[対面/face to face]:Research Methods

Introduction to research methods in business

6[対面/face to face]:Seminar Reading 4

Considering fourth case study: the tourist experience

7[対面/face to face]:Seminar Reading 5

Considering fifth case study: destination management

8[対面/face to face]:Research Project

Discussion on students' topics and research questions

9[対面/face to face]:Seminar Reading 6

Considering sixth case study: destination management

10[対面/face to face]:Seminar Reading 7

Considering seventh case study: differentiation

11[対面/face to face]:Research Workshop and Consultation

Individual consultations on students' research projects

12[対面/face to face]:Presentations on Student Research Proposal 1

Presentations and discussions on students' own research

13[対面/face to face]:Presentations on Student Research Proposal 2

Presentations and discussions on students' own research

14[対面/face to face]:Final Discussion

Roundtable discussion on first-semester progress and expectations for the second semester

Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)

Students must complete the assigned reading as preparation for classes. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 4 hours each.


Richards, G. (2018) Small Cities with Big Dreams. London: Routledge.
Students may purchase the paperback version or the e-book from the publisher's website. Alternatively, the e-book version may be rented for a fixed time more cheaply. More details will be provided in class.
Also weekly handouts and reading materials will be distributed in class and/or available on the course website.


Brotherton, B. (2015 2nd Edition) Researching Hospitality and Tourism. London: SAGE

McCabe, S. (2014) The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Marketing. London: Routledge

Pike, S. (2018) Tourism Marketing for Small Businesses. London: Goodfellow Publishers

Grading criteria

Third year students: Class Participation (30%), Assignments and Presentation (30%) and Research Proposal (40%).
Fourth year students: Class Participation (20%), Assignments and Presentation (30%) and Final Paper (50%).

Changes following student comments

Case studies will vary year to year depending on students’ interests. While our 2021 summer trip was cancelled, hopefully the situation in 2022 will improve and we will be able to take both a trip and undertake field work.
Students must submit weekly reports on the reading and self-assessing their seminar performance.

Equipment student needs to prepare

Students should bring a laptop or tablet PC to class.


I can draw from my experience in organizing events and as marketing director of a tourism business in the UK to help provide students with examples and to illustrate issues.


Seminar students should have taken some of the following Business & Economy courses: Introduction to Tourism Studies; Introduction to Business; Principles of Marketing; Marketing in Japan; Tourism Development in Japan; Event Management; Marketing Management.

Seminar students must concurrently enroll in Services Marketing and/or Cultural Tourism (300-level courses).