An introduction to the global principles that structure tourism, the nature and operation of the tourist industry and the impact, development and management issues that arise from tourism.
The tourism and hospitality sectors represent one of the world's largest industries. In New Zealand tourism is a $20 billion industry that generates 9% of GDP. As a highly diverse and innovative industry, as well as a significant source of employment, it is critical that the industry is served by high-quality graduates. TOUR 101 serves as the platform for the undergraduate degree in tourism. It provides future leaders of the industry, including policy-makers and managers, with critical understandings of the principles that structure tourism and the nature and operation of tourism businesses in New Zealand and globally.
|Paper title||Introduction to Tourism|
|Points||18 points 18 points 18 points|
|Teaching period(s)||Summer School, First Semester, Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$846.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.10|
- TOUX 101
- Schedule C
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Tourism's website
- Teaching staff
- Summer School: Dr Susan Houge Mackenzie
First Semester: Professor James Higham
Second Semester: Dr Julia Albrecht
- Paper Structure
- The structure of TOUR 101 is derived from tourism systems theory. As such, the paper
is organised into three parts in which the generating, transit and destination regions
are addressed in relation to
- Tourism destinations management
- Tourism as a business enterprise
- The tourist experience
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught via Distance Learning during Summer School. All course information will be available on Blackboard.
For First Semester and Second Semester there are two 50-minute lectures per week and one tutorial fortnightly.
Weaver, D. & Lawton, L. (2009), Tourism Management (Edition 4). Wiley: Milton, Australia.
Collier, A. (2011) Principles of Tourism: A New Zealand Perspective (Edition 8). Pearson Education: Auckland.
For more advanced readings on tourism and contemporary mobility we recommend:
Cornelissen, S. (2005), The Global Tourism System, Ashgate, Aldershot.
Hall, C.M. (2004) Tourism: Rethinking the Social Science of Mobility. Pearson: Harlow, UK.
- Course outline
- This will be available on Blackboard at the start of the paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking,
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Upon successfully completing the paper students will be able to
- Identify and discuss the theories and principles that structure tourism phenomena
- Discuss the nature and the operation of the tourism industry and tourism firms in different environments, but particularly within the New Zealand context
- Discuss tourism impacts, management, development and planning in different environments in a New Zealand and international context