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TOUR301 Cultural and Heritage Tourism

The nature of cultural and built heritage and their relationships with tourism. Issues include: the management of cultural systems for tourism; the identification, promotion and development of heritage as a sustainable heritage tourism product.

This paper will engage students and practitioners interested in working in areas related to heritage tourism or heritage management. Past graduates have worked for the UK Arts Council, NZ Historic Places Trust, Department of Conservation and in a variety of museums and cultural arts capacities.

Paper title Cultural and Heritage Tourism
Paper code TOUR301
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
54 200-level points
Schedule C
Commerce
Learning Outcomes
The goals of the paper are to
  • Examine the characteristics of cultural and heritage tourism
  • Investigate the management of culture and heritage resources for tourism
  • Examine planning and conservation issues for cultural and heritage attractions or sites
  • Identify heritage and cultural resources for tourism
  • Develop research ideas that will contribute to the body of knowledge on heritage tourism
  • Develop, through assessments, the ability to retrieve and select information from a variety of sources and communicate findings
Upon successfully completing the paper, you will have
  • Gained an understanding of the varied dimensions of heritage management
  • Explored heritage management structures at local/regional, national and international levels
  • Developed an understanding of local partnerships in heritage and cultural tourism organisations and projects, thus linking the paper with practical examples
  • Undertaken practical assessments with implications
To achieve the most from the paper, selected readings are highly recommended, which will offer students a deeper understanding of the various issues involved in heritage management.
Eligibility
Suitable for third-year and postgraduate students with a Humanities or Commerce background and for exchange students at third-year level and above.
Contact
tourism@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Anna Thompson-Carr
Paper Structure
The 13 lectures examine research and industry-relevant issues pertaining to:
  • The World Heritage Convention
  • Heritage organisations in New Zealand and overseas
  • Heritage/cultural tourism marketing
  • Cultural impacts
  • Visitor markets management and satisfaction
Teaching Arrangements
One 2-hour lecture per week and an on-site field trip to local heritage operations.
Textbooks
Smith, M. & G. Richards (eds.) (2013) The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Tourism. Routledge, Oxon.
or
Du Cros, H. and B, McKercher (2015) Cultural Tourism Routledge, Oxon (2nd Edition)
or
Timothy, D.J. (2011) Cultural Heritage and Tourism. Channel View Publications, Bristol
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Course outline
Available in the first class

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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 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 28-31, 33-34, 37-40
Tuesday 14:00-16:50 32, 41

The nature of cultural and built heritage and their relationships with tourism. Issues include: the management of cultural systems for tourism; the identification, promotion and development of heritage as a sustainable heritage tourism product.

This paper will engage students and practitioners interested in working in areas related to heritage tourism or heritage management. Past graduates have worked for the UK Arts Council, Heritage New Zealand, Department of Conservation and in a variety of museums and cultural arts capacities.

Paper title Cultural and Heritage Tourism
Paper code TOUR301
Subject Tourism
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $829.65
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
54 200-level points
Schedule C
Commerce
Eligibility
Suitable for third-year and postgraduate students with a Humanities or Commerce background and for exchange students at third-year level and above.
Contact
tourism@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Anna Carr
Paper Structure
The 13 lectures examine research and industry-relevant issues pertaining to:
  • The World Heritage Convention
  • Heritage organisations in New Zealand and overseas
  • Heritage/cultural tourism marketing
  • Visitor markets management and satisfaction
Teaching Arrangements
One 1-hour 50 minute lecture per week and an on-site field trip to local heritage operation.
Textbooks
Smith, M. & G. Richards (eds.) (2013) The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Tourism. Routledge, Oxon.
or
Du Cros, H. and B, McKercher (2015) Cultural Tourism Routledge, Oxon (2nd Edition)
or
Timothy, D.J. (2011) Cultural Heritage and Tourism. Channel View Publications, Bristol
Course outline
Available in the first class.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The goals of the paper are to
  • Examine the characteristics of cultural and heritage tourism
  • Investigate the management of culture and heritage resources for tourism
  • Examine planning and conservation issues for cultural and heritage attractions or sites
  • Identify heritage and cultural resources for tourism
  • Develop research ideas that will contribute to the body of knowledge on heritage tourism
  • Develop, through assessments, the ability to retrieve and select information from a variety of sources and communicate findings
Upon successfully completing the paper, you will have
  • Gained an understanding of the varied dimensions of heritage management
  • Explored heritage management structures at local/regional, national and international levels
  • Developed an understanding of local partnerships in heritage and cultural tourism organisations and projects, thus linking the paper with practical examples
To achieve the most from the paper, selected readings are highly recommended, which will offer students a deeper understanding of the various issues involved in heritage management.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 28-30, 33-34, 37-40
Tuesday 14:00-16:50 31-32, 41