You’ll examine tourism’s role in society, the historical, cultural and political factors that contribute to tourism’s growth and decline, as well as the social, economic and environmental impacts of tourism in Aotearoa-New Zealand.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
|Available semesters||Semester 2 2023|
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the tourism system model.
- Explain the special characteristics of the tourism product.
- Outline the historical, political, and cultural environments of tourism.
- Distinguish between economic and sociological approaches to explaining tourism demand.
- Assess the environmental, economic and socio-cultural impacts of tourism.
- Evaluate tourism's role in Aotearoa-New Zealand society.
- Appraise critically new proposals for tourism development.
- Acquire a critical grounding in theoretical concepts underpinning the tourism phenomenon.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the range of positive and negative impacts of tourism development at the local and global scale.
- Show an understanding of the nature, characteristics and behaviour of tourists, and the influences on tourist demand.
- Develop an understanding of the tourism phenomenon grounded within dynamic global social, cultural, physical, economic and political environments.
- Describe and explain the products, structure, operations and interactions within the tourism sector in New Zealand and internationally.
Dr David Fisher
Department of Tourism, Sport and Society[email protected]