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    The major issues in world tourism as it is differentiated on a global regional basis; integrated illustrative case studies.

    Tourism is a global industry and phenomenon; one that is integrated into social, political, cultural, environmental, and economic global and local contexts. 'Global Tourism' is designed to examine this reality and to assess how current events and historical trends at global, regional, and local levels shape and can be shaped by tourism as an industry and social phenomenon. This is grounded in a knowledge of the scale of tourism in the regions of the world and its potential for growth.

    About this paper

    Paper title Global Tourism
    Subject Tourism
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period(s) Summer School (Distance learning)
    Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $937.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    TOUX 102
    Schedule C
    Teaching staff

    Summer School: Associate Professor Julia Albrecht and Mahdis Madani

    Second Semester: Dr Pooneh Torabian

    Paper Structure
    This paper addresses the following topics:
    • Globalisation
    • Europe
    • Asia
    • Africa
    • The Americas
    • The Middle East
    • New Zealand, Australia, and the South Pacific
    Teaching Arrangements
    This paper is taught via Distance Learning during Summer School; all course information will be available on Blackboard.

    There are three 50-minute lectures per week for Second Semester.
    No textbooks are required for this paper.
    Course outline
    This will be available on Blackboard at the start of the paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this paper, students should be able to identify:

    • Major international issues as they relate to tourism - across Asia, the Pacific, the Americas, and Europe in particular
    • The influence of social, economic, political, and environmental conditions at the global, regional, and local scales on tourism
    • The interrelation between economic, social, and environmental state policies and conditions and global tourism patterns
    • The impact of processes of social and economic globalisation on world tourism
    • The position of tourism, nationally, regionally, and globally within the global sustainable development debate


    Summer School

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system

    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 29-35, 37-42
    Thursday 10:00-10:50 29-35, 37-42
    Friday 10:00-10:50 29-35, 37-42
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