This tourism course subject aims addresses the composition of the tourism sector. We discuss the matters of tourism distribution, issues affecting tourism enterprises and their management. After covid-19 how do we perceive the business of tourism? How did the tourism companies adapt? Can we talk about pre and after covid tourism companies? This subject aims to bring a critical thinking focus into the matter of tourism business managemen. It addresses the societal and economic issues affecting tourism enterprises and how they evolved through the course of time.

The main objective of this curricular unit is to develop skills in the area of design, negotiation and distribution of organized tourist trips, making students aware of the main methods in the elaboration of tourist packages. By the end of the semester, students should also know how to work with the GDS Galileo.

The student should be able to critically discuss the evolution of international tourism since 1950
until 2030; identify the main figures, main regions, and main trends in an international level, discuss Portugal as a tourism
destination in a competitive market; explain the role and importance of Tourism Satellite Account; discuss future trends in
tourism. Fundamental skills: Understand the principles of tourism: spatial, social, cultural, political, labor, economic dimension;
analysis of the economic importance of tourism; understand the dynamic character of tourism and the new society; autonomous
learning.

New technologies continually change our society, and it is increasingly important to understand, master and use all the technological innovations that are emerging. The tourism sector is one of the most susceptible to lead the application of technological innovations at the most diverse levels, not only in information and communication, but also in terms of transport, security, restaurants or leisure.

In this Curricular Unit, students should be familiarized with the different types of new technologies that can be used in the most varied tourist activities.