TOUR 203

Tourist Behaviour

Course overview

You’ll look at the social scientific perspectives of tourist behaviour, what motivates their decision-making, why one attraction is a better experience than another and what drives satisfaction.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 100 course
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course


  • restriction Tourist Behaviour, TOUR-301

Available semesters Semester 1 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $794.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Outline and integrate the various elements of tourist behaviour to provide a coherent account of the total tourist experience.
  2. Discuss a range of social scientific theories in relation to specific aspects of tourist behavior.
  3. Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the research methods employed to understand tourist behaviour.
  4. Research and prepare written reports on contemporary issues in the field of tourist behaviour.
  5. Make an informed contribution to lectures and class discussions.
  6. Acknowledge the importance of consideration of multiple perspectives in an understanding of tourist behaviour.

Course examiners

David Fisher v2

Dr David Fisher

Senior Lecturer

Department of Tourism, Sport and Society