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Unit description

Uses a case-study approach to develop student’s knowledge of a range of tourist behaviours at key stages in the travel experience.

Unit content

Module 1: Conceptualising the tourist within contemporary society

Module 2: Motivation, expectations and satisfaction

Module 3: Destination decision-making and destination image

Module 4: Embodiment: Gender and disability in tourism

Module 5: Tourist behaviours: Sightseeing, photography and shopping

Module 6: Synthesis: Tourist behaviour in theory and practice

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1explain a range of tourist behaviours
2conduct a research interview
3contrast literature with experience

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain a range of tourist behaviours
  2. conduct a research interview
  3. contrast literature with experience

Teaching and assessment


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