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    Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
    EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

    Course Overview

    The course of Tourism Policy and Planning that is being provided by the platform FutureLearn aims to provide its learners with the core information about various tourist destinations along with the factors that determine its popularity, such as the economic development of that area. 

    There are various exquisite tourist places in the world, many of which require more development. This course makes sure that the learners gain exposure to these developmental factors which include tourism policy, market demand, and resources. 

    The learners will also find themselves becoming familiar with sustainable planning of tourism along with its applications. The learners will get to know the products used in tourism. They will also gain insight into experiences and events that may happen during a trip so that they gain a better understanding of the development of tourist places. 

    This course is 5 week-long and requires a study of 4 hours a week to excel in the programme and gain education about tourism concepts. 

    The Highlights

    • World-renowned experts
    • Flexible e-Learning course
    • Offered by Nankai University
    • Duration of five weeks
    • Four-hour classes per week 
    • Free of cost course
    • Certification by Future Learn

    Programme Offerings

    • Online Classroom
    • Case Studies
    • International and local project examples
    • Lectures
    • Readings
    • Interviews

    Courses and Certificate Fees

    Certificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority

    Tourism Policy and Planning Fee Details

    HeadsAmount in Rupees
    1st 7-DayNil
    After 7-DayRs 900 per month

    Eligibility Criteria

    Certification Qualifying Details

    Candidates who wish to acquire a digital certification in the course must upgrade their course/become an unlimited user. After that, the candidates must mark at least 90% of the course as well as attempt all the tests included in the course (if any). They also need to score a minimum of 70% on average on all the tests taken by them throughout the course. 

    What you will learn

    Knowledge of tourism

    Candidates will discover the following areas of study throughout the course of this programme:

    • Candidates will be able to comprehend the influence of tourism policy and its principles on the development of tourism
    • Candidates will be able to apply theoretical concepts to the actual planning of tourism
    • Candidates will be able to resolve the issues arising in tourism events by applying the concepts learned during the course
    • Candidates will be able to learn more about the changing trends in the context of tourism
    • Candidates will be able to gain information about the development of tourism all around the world and in China
    • Candidates will be able to refer to the impacts of tourism for evaluating themselves along the line of tourism sustainable development
    • Candidates will be able to understand the whole process of tourism destination development

    Who it is for

    The course of Tourism Policy and Planning will be beneficial for the following learners:

    • Candidates who want to pursue the field of Tourism Development
    • Candidates who want to learn more about tourism policy and planning
    • Candidates who want to improve their existing knowledge about the contents of the course
    • Candidates who want to work in the field of teaching and impart the learned education further to more students
    • Candidates who want to learn in-depth about the topics included in this course to serve as a base for another course

    Admission Details

    The aspirants of Tourism Policy and Planning must refer to the following steps for enrolling in this programme and getting familiar with the course contents:

    Step 1: Follow the link given below to get to the course home page:

    Step 2: Once they land on the programme page, they will be required to check the registration page 

    Step 3: The candidates need to register by filling in the details like email id and password to create their account with Future Learn

    Step 4: Once the candidates create their account, they can choose their course

    Step 5: The candidates will land on the course page where they can access the course as well as track their daily performance.

    The Syllabus


    Nankai University, Tianjin Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

    1: What are the details of the instructors allotted for the course?

    Two instructors are allotted to the candidates for this course. They are Kun Zhang, who works as a lecturer at the School of Tourism and Service Management, Nankai University; and Carson Lewis Jenkins, who is the visiting professor at the College of Tourism and Service Management, Nankai University.

    2: Who is the developer of this programme?

    The institution that offers this course at Nankai University. This university consists of 500 undergraduate and 185 postgraduate students, 38 academic and 38 support staff.

    3: How can I access the course and its materials?

    The candidates enrolled in this course can access this course by logging in to FutureLearn, and then selecting your learning by clicking on your profile picture in the top right of the page. After that, the candidates are just required to select the course they wish to access. 

    4: Are the certifications free?

    Some certificates are free, the list of which you can find on the FutureLearn website. For all other courses, the candidates need to upgrade their courses by paying a fee to obtain certifications. 

    5: What are the timings of the course?

    There are no timings allotted for the course. The candidates can access the course lectures and study materials at their ease whenever and wherever they find the most convenient. New courses are available every Monday. 

    6: What is the procedure if I fail a test?

    The procedures for free courses and upgraded courses are different. The candidates get three attempts for every question and only one chance to pass one test. If the candidates taking the free course fail a test, they must try again during the next run. In case the candidate is using an upgraded account, they can write to regarding their queries. 

    7: What is the cost of this course?

    The course is available free of cost to the learners. However, to qualify for certification benefits, the candidates must upgrade their accounts by paying a certain amount of fee. 

    8: If someone reviews my assignment, can I contact them in case of doubts?

    No, it is against FutureLearn’s rules to provide any private information to the aspirants. However, the candidates can leave a comment about any step that they have a problem with and let the reviewer know. 

    9: Can I delete an assignment after submitting them?

    The candidates are required to carefully read their assignments over before submitting because once submitted, there cannot be any edits made to the assignment and they cannot be deleted. 

    10: Are assignments compulsory?

    Assignments are only for a better understanding of the candidates and are recommended to every candidate taking this course. However, it is not compulsory. 


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