CVABACTA The Tourist Attractions in the Czech Republic and in the World

School of Business Administration in Karvina
Winter 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Ing. Patrik Kajzar, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Patrik Kajzar, Ph.D.
Department of Tourism and Leisure Activities – School of Business Administration in Karvina
Contact Person: doc. Ing. Pavlína Pellešová, Ph.D.
Prerequisites (in Czech)
FAKULTA ( OPF ) && TYP_STUDIA ( B ) && FORMA ( P ) && ROCNIK ( 3 )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/15, only registered: 0/15
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to inform students with the tourist attractions in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia and Oceania. Students will also be familiar with an introduction to tourism and its special forms.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to:
- identify and summarize important features of tourism development in the Czech Republic and selected regions;
- compare differences in selected tourist areas from the point of view of tourism;
- present selected tourist attractions in the Czech Republic, Europe and in the World;
  • 1. Introduction to the theory of tourism
    Introduction to the theory of tourism. The tourism definitions. The tourism division, tourism potential, a description of specific forms of tourism.
    2. Tourist attractions in the Czech Republic
    The main tourist attractions in Prague, South Bohemia, South Moravia, Karlovy Vary, Hradec Králové, Liberec, Moravia-Silesia, Olomouc, Pardubice, Pilsen, Central Bohemia, Ústí nad Labem, Vysočina and Zlín.
    3. Tourist attractions in the Europe
    Tourist attractions in Central European Countries: Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, Poland, Slovak Republic, Hungary. Attractiveness of tourism in the countries of Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania , Latvia, Estonia, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Tourist attractions in Western European countries: UK, Ireland, Benelux. Tourist attractions in the southern European countries: Portugal, Spain and Andorra, France and Monaco, Italy, San Marino, Vatican, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, Malta. Tourist attractions in the northern European countries: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland.
    4. Tourist attractions in the Americas
    Tourist attractions in selected countries of the north America: United States, Canada, Mexico and Caribbean islands. Tourist attractions in selected countries of the south America: Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia.
    5. Tourist attractions in the Asia
    Tourist attractions in selected countries of the Asia: Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, UAE, China, Japan, India, Maldives, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand.
    6. Tourist attractions in the Africa
    Tourist attractions in selected countries of the Africa: Egypt, Morrocco, Tunisia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Namibia, Ethiopia, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Mali, Mozambique, Madagascar, Seychelles, Cape Verde Island.
    7. Tourist attractions in the Australia and Oceania
    Sydney and its monuments, natural monuments in southern and northern Australia. Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Blue Mountains National Park and so on.
    required literature
  • UNESCO, 2018. World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 1073 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Firefly Books. ISBN 9780228101352.
  • BONIFACE, B., COOPER, CH., and R. COOPER, 2020. Worldwide Destinations. The Geography of Travel and Tourism. Routlege. ISBN 978-0367200411.
  • STEVES, R. and H. VIHAN. Prague and the Czech Republic. Rick Steves, 2015. ISBN 978-16-312-105-56. info
    recommended literature
  • NELSON, V., 2021. An Introduction to the Geography of Tourism (Exploring Geography). Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN  978-1538135174.
  • HALL, M. C. and S. J. PAGE. The Geographyof tourism and Recreation: Environment, Place and Space. Oxford: Routledge, 2014. ISBN 978-04-158-3399-8. info
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. 100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do. 2011. ISBN 9781426207587. info
  • BROOK, S. National Geographic Traveler: Prague and the Czech Republic. Washington, D.C: National Geographic Society, 2010. ISBN 978142620635. info
Teaching methods
Interactive lecture
Skills demonstration
Seminar classes
Assessment methods
2 tests in course teaching (20 %), seminář work with presentation (10 %), condition of the approach to the examinationis 60% presence on seminars (10 %), written exam (60 %).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
Student requirements: 2 tests in course teaching, seminar work with presentation, presence on seminars.
Assessment methods: 2 tests in course teaching (20 %), seminář work with presentation (10 %), condition of the approach to the examinationis 60% presence on seminars (10 %), written exam (60 %).
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Winter 2021, Summer 2022, Winter 2022, Summer 2023, Winter 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Winter 2024, recent)
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