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Course Code: 
ATH 301
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
4
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
To present the national and international legal infrastructure shaping the contemporary tourism policies, investments and business relationships.
Course Content: 

International tourism regulations, national legal provisions, tourism investment laws, governmental regulations, travel regulations, hotel-motel-yacht service provisions, legal issues in the sector

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Simulation, 5: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Presentation, C: Homework, D: Project, E: Laboratory

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

 

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

  1. Learn the national and international sources of tourism law

1,2,3,7,11

1,2,3

A,C

  1. Understand the relations between tourism law and other branches of law

1,2,3,11

1,2,3

A,C

  1. Gains acquaintance to terminology and concepts in tourism law (tourism area, tourism geography, planning)

1,2,3,11

1,2,3

A,C

  1. Discusses tourism investment documents and governmental incentives

1,2,3,11

1,2,3

A,C

  1. Examines the control and enforcement mechanisms of tourism firms

1,2,3,11

1,2,3

A,C

  1. Analyzes the legal provisions concerning consumer rights

1,2,3,11,12

1,2,3,5

A,C

 
 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

The sources of Tourism Law: Definitions, its position in the legal system, constitutional relations

National and international sources

2

Tourism Law and its relations with other branches of law; the reasoning for Tourism Law from the viewpoint of trade law

Motivators, determinants

3

Tourism in laws, regulations and rules

Trade law

4

Concepts in Tourism Law (tourism area, tourism geography, planning)

Basic notions

5

Types of agreements in Tourism Law

Agreements

6

The Tourism Incentives Law No. 2634 and its functions

Tourism Incentives Law

7

Allocations and arrangements for tourism purposes

Allocation types

8

General characteristics of tourism investments

Investments

9

Tourism incentives revisited (general provisions, specific provisions, special types of loans)

Incentive schemes

10

Tourism investment documents

Investment documents

11

Legal provisions regarding yacht tourism

Yacht tourism

12

Travel Agencies (A,B,C Groups), characteristics of contracts (especially package tours), Travel Agencies Union

Travel agency

13

Control of tourism firms and enforcement mechanisms

Evaluation and control

14

Consumer rights

Consumer rights

15

 Final

 

 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Necip Boz, Ulvi Hocaoğlu: Turizm Hukuku, 3. baskı, 2008, Seçkin Yayıncılık.

Additional Resources

www.adalet.gov.tr, www.kultur.gov.tr

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

 Class notes, presentations, cases

Assignments

 Case analyses, term project assignment

Exams

 Midterm, Final

 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

 1

50

Assignment

 1

50

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

1

To have a good understanding of the basic concepts in tourism and hotel management

 

 

 

x

 

 

2

To grasp and be aware of the regional, national and international dimensions of tourism and hotel management

 

 

 

 

x

 

3

To achieve  a reasonable level of knowledge in the tourism and hospitality management on ethics, basic values, legislation  and principles

 

 

 

 

x

 

4

To be aware of the specific dynamics of the service industry and learn the professional standards of perfection

 

 

 

x

 

 

5

To have a conducive character for teamwork, be a problem solver as well as show leadership capabilities and an ability to establish contact with specialists in other areas of interest

x

 

 

 

 

 

6

To be fluent in verbal communication and writing capacities in at least two foreign languages.

x

 

 

 

 

 

7

Be able to adapt to varying cultures and languages  received from experienced professors equipped with  international experience in professional and academic backgrounds

 

 

x

 

 

 

8

To have personal, humanitarian, technical, and behavioral capabilities.

 

 

 

x

 

 

9

To have coordinating capacities in interdisciplinary applications (i.e administration commerce, representation, aviation, logistics, etc.)

 

 

 

x

 

 

10

To be able to carry out qualitative and quantitative research methods in tourism and hospitality management for the completion of projects.

 

 

x

 

 

 

11

To understand the tourism and hospitality industry from professional, academic, technical, intellectual and cultural points of view.

 

 

 

 

x

 

12

To be able to evaluate concepts, ideas and data in the tourism sector with scientific methods, identify complicated problems and topics to analyze, and come up with solutions based on research and evidence.

 

 

 

x

 

 

13

To  become an expert in one of the specialization areas of the tourism industry (i.e: congress and lodgings management, aviation management, gastronomy, social and humanitarian sciences)

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration 
(Hour)

Total 
Workload 
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 15x Total course hours)

15

3

45

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

15

2

30

Mid-terms

1

10

10

Homework

1

10

10

Final examination

1

15

15

Total Work Load

 

 

110

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

4,4

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5