Extreme types of tourism

Type: For the student's choice

Department: tourism




SemesterAmount of hoursLecturerGroup(s)
316Associate Professor, Associate Professor KRASKO A.GRT-21s, GRT-22s


SemesterAmount of hoursGroupTeacher(s)
316GRT-21sAssociate Professor, Associate Professor KRASKO A.
GRT-22sAssociate Professor, Associate Professor KRASKO A.

Course description

“Extreme types of tourism” is an elective discipline for students majoring in 242 “Tourism”, an educational program for bachelors. The discipline is planned in the 3-rd term, it comprises 3 credits (according to the European Credit Transfer System ECTS).

The purpose of the discipline is to acquaint students with the terminology and conceptual apparatus of extreme types of tourism, determine the extreme tourism potential of the world, outline ways of organizing extreme types of tourism in Ukraine, etc.

The course curriculum provides consideration of the historical background of the development of extreme tourism, geographical principles of territorial organization of extreme types of tourism, approaches to research work, features of the organization of extreme types of tourism in all regions of Ukraine according to classification criteria, legal aspects of the functioning of modern extreme tourism in Ukraine and the world, motives and goals of participants of extreme tours, and sources of information support of the discipline. Considerable attention is paid to such types of extreme tourism as speleotourism, ski tourism, air tourism, water tourism, equestrian, space, etc., as well as regularities of formation of extreme tourist services, operation and territorial organization.

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to analyze the market of extreme travel services, analyze the distribution and movement of tourist flows within Ukraine and the world, calculate the needs of the population of the country or region in extreme tourist services, organize and develop extreme tours, analyze territorial differences in the use of tourist resources, etc. Lectures, practical work and consultations envisage the use of multimedia software.

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