Introduces students to the phenomenon of Special Interest Tourism and its relationship to more traditional forms of tourism and leisure. Critically examines various special interest and 'niche' tourism market segments, the growth and diversity of these segments, and their impact on individuals, communities, the tourism industry and policy makers.
Topic 1 Introduction to unit: Defining special interest and niche tourism
Topic 2 The emergence of SIT: Changing patterns of tourist consumption
Topic 3 The gourmet traveller: Food and wine tourism
Topic 4 Cure on tour: Health, wellness and medical tourism
Topic 5 The attraction of revulsion: Dark tourism
Topic 6 A journey of self-discovery: Genealogy tourism
Topic 7 Into the wild: Adventure and nature based tourism
Topic 8 Giving and taking: Volunteer and responsible tourism
Topic 9 Shakespeare and Sundance: Film, literature and music tourism
Topic 10 Critical issues in SIT: The future of niche tourism
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||define the concepts of special interest tourism and niche tourism||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||discuss the emergence of special interest tourism/niche tourism, within the context of changing tourist consumption patterns||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||critically evaluate different special interest tourism/niche tourism sectors, associated markets and impacts||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||use presentation skills to analyse selected special interest tourism/niche tourism sectors.||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)|
|Exam: closed book||40%|
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