Subject: Tourism Information Planning and Organization

Scientific Area:

Tourism and Leisure


64 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - Enable students in the application of the main research methodologies applied to the study of the tourist phenomenon.
2 - Know and develop research tools for the diagnosis of the current situation of tourist destinations.
3 - Critically analyse the various techniques for collecting and processing data.


1 - Tourism information planning.
2 - Process Steps.
3 - Elaboration of projects in the Tourism area.
4 - Project planning.
5 - The market study.
6 - Tourist information sources.
7 - Methods of data processing.
8 - Information file and documentation.


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Altinay, L. and A. Paraskevas , 2008 , Planning research in hospitality and tourism , Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann
Baragnaño, A. , s.d. , Métodos e Técnicos de investigação em Gestão , edições Sílabo
Fortin, M. F. , 2009 , Fundamentos e Etapas no processo de investigação , Lusodidata
Finn, M., Elliot-White, M. & Walton, M. , 2000 , Tourism and Leisure ResearchMethods: Data Collection, Analysis, and Interpretation , Harlow: Pearson Education
Nykiel, R. , 2007 , Handbook of Marketing Research Methodologies for Hospitality and Tourism , Binghantom: Haworth University Press
Ritchie, B., Burns, P. & Palmer, C. (Eds.) , 2005 , Tourism Research Methods: Integrating Theory with Practice , Wellingford: CABI
Veal, A. J. , 2006 , Research methods for leisure and tourism: A practical guide (3rd ed.). , Harlow, Pearson Education

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Use of expository and interactive methods; carrying out practical exercises in the classroom, in groups with information research and project development. The assessment will be based on written tests and practical work giving relevance to the students' continuous work in the classroom.