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TOUR217 Tourist Behaviour

An introduction to how tourist behaviour is shaped and influenced by a wide variety of internal and external stimuli in relation to tourism marketing, planning, and development processes.

The tourism industry is one in which the tourist is of central importance. Consequently, understanding the desires, motivations and behaviours of the tourist is vital to the sustainability and effective marketing and management practices in the tourism industry.

Paper title Tourist Behaviour
Paper code TOUR217
Subject Tourism
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $813.45
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
TOUR 101 or TOUX 101
Restriction
TOUX 217
Schedule C
Commerce
Contact
tourism@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Sebastian Filep
Paper Structure
Topics:
  • Pre-holiday behaviour
  • Holiday behaviour
  • Post-holiday behaviour
Teaching Arrangements
One 2-hour lecture per week and one 50-minute tutorial fortnightly
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this paper, you should be able to
  • Understand how human behaviour is influenced at all stages of the holiday experience
  • Appreciate the internal and external nature of influences on tourist behaviour
  • Comprehend how/why observable behaviour may change over time and space
  • Recognise how tourist behaviour may be constrained
  • Recognise the importance of understanding tourist behaviour within a marketing, planning and developmental framework

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Friday 12:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 15:00-15:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
T2 Monday 16:00-16:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
T3 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40

An introduction to how tourist behaviour is shaped and influenced by a wide variety of internal and external stimuli in relation to tourism marketing, planning, and development processes.

The tourism industry is one in which the tourist is of central importance. Consequently, understanding the desires, motivations and behaviours of the tourist is vital to the sustainability and effective marketing and management practices in the tourism industry.

Paper title Tourist Behaviour
Paper code TOUR217
Subject Tourism
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
TOUR 101 or TOUX 101
Restriction
TOUX 217
Schedule C
Commerce
Contact
tourism@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Sebastian Filep
Paper Structure
Topics:
  • Pre-holiday behaviour
  • Holiday behaviour
  • Post-holiday behaviour
Teaching Arrangements
One 2-hour lecture per week and one 50-minute tutorial fortnightly.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this paper, you should be able to
  • Understand how human behaviour is influenced at all stages of the holiday experience
  • Appreciate the internal and external nature of influences on tourist behaviour
  • Comprehend how/why observable behaviour may change over time and space
  • Recognise how tourist behaviour may be constrained
  • Recognise the importance of understanding tourist behaviour within a marketing, planning and developmental framework
Course outline
The Course Outline will be available on Blackboard once the course begins.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Friday 12:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 15:00-15:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
T2 Monday 16:00-16:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
T3 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40