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|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$846.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.10|
- TOUR 101 or TOUX 101
- TOUX 217
- Schedule C
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Tourism's website
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- Pre-holiday behaviour
- Holiday behaviour
- Post-holiday behaviour
- Teaching Arrangements
Two 1-hour lecture per week and one 50-minute tutorial fortnightly.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Course outline
The course outline will be available on Blackboard once the paper begins.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics.
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- 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