This module aims to equip students with knowledge and skills to analyse complex issues relating to the economic impacts of tourism, its strategic role in economic development and the overall contribution of the tourism industry to Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It seeks to analyse some of the problems and issues regarding a tourist destination’s progress towards sustainability and theories that might be applicable to promote such progress. This module includes a section on SATOUR policy and how it translates into facts and figures, as well as on the domino effect of tourism particularly for community and infrastructure development.