Sustainable Tourism
Cod: 21120
Department: DCET
Scientific area: Environmental Science and Technology
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 26

What is sustainable tourism. Legislation.
Environmental certifications. What is nature tourism. Law framework.
Learing to recognise potentitalities in a zone.
Study of success cases in Portugal.

1. Environmental tourism
2. Ecological tourism
3. Sustainable development

• Knowing the main environmental certifications.
• Identifying sustainable tourism and ecological tourism.
• Advancing solutions for a real situation.

What is understood by sustainable tourism and associated legislation. Environmental tourism. Environmental certifications (Eco-hotel, Green Globe 21, APCER and Biotur). What is nature tourism. Law framework.Animation in touristic areas. Environmental interpretation used in ecomuseums, observatories and projects or activities without physical facilities. Taking advantage of sports in nature: pedestrian tracks, mountaineering, rock climbing, orienteering, mountain biking, horseback riding, caving, air and water sports. Learning to recognise the potentialities of a zone. Stduy of success cases in Portugal.

In each item the material are introduce on-line.


Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a final digital test, Global e-folio (e-folio G) at the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final exam (100%).