OnlineSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Explores the intersection between food, gastronomy and tourism, drawing on local, regional and global examples. The role of both the producer and the consumer in the gastronomic tourism industry is also discussed.

Unit content

Topic 1: Defining gastronomic tourism
Topic 2: Changing tastes: Contexts shaping gastronomy and tourism
Topic 3: Motivations of food tourists
Topic 4: Food tourism suppliers and entrepreneurs
Topic 5: Marketing gastronomic tourism
Topic 6: Policy and planning for food tourism
Topic 7: Slow food and tourism
Topic 8: Sustainable tourism and gastronomy

Learning outcomes

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

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Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Discussion board30%

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