An advanced paper aimed at understanding tourists from a social and cultural perspective, including the scope and nature of tourism and tourist places.
This paper is an important one as it reflects a crucial aspect of tourism - the tourist. The paper provides students with a critical understanding of tourists from a variety of perspectives and introduces key theories relevant to tourist culture. The paper will address such questions as: 'Why do people travel?', 'Who are the "emerging" tourist markets and what do they seek through travel?', 'What influences where people decide to go for a holiday and what they do?' and 'What are the current and future trends in tourist behaviour?'
About this paper
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- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Tourism's website
- Teaching staff
- Teaching Arrangements
One 3-hour lecture per week.
John Urry and Jonas Larson (2011) The Tourist Gaze 3.0 (Sage) is a good book to acquire in relation to TOUR 411.
- Course outline
The course outline will be available on Blackboard at the start of the paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop:
- A thorough understanding of key concepts and theories relating to the study of tourists
- A holistic and interdisciplinary approach in their study of tourists
- An appreciation of the dynamics of change in relation to tourist markets and behaviours
- An ability to think reflexively about their own behaviour as a tourist and as a part of the tourism industry
- An ability to think critically and to ask relevant questions in relation to the academic study of tourists and tourist culture