Examines tourist behaviour and the consequences of that behaviour using the theoretical insights drawn from social psychology, sociology, cultural geography and anthropology. The unit explores the tourist experience in relation to pre-travel, at-destination, and post-travel phases. Tourist behaviour and the socio-cultural and environmental impacts of the behaviour and social interactions are examined at individual, social group and societal levels.
- Conceptualising the tourist within contemporary society
- Motivations, expectations and satisfaction
- Destination decision-making and destination image
- Tourist embodiment: Gender and disability
- Tourist behaviours: Sightseeing, photography and shopping
- Research approaches to studying tourist behaviour
- Environmental impacts of tourist interactions and behaviour
- Socio-cultural Impacts of the tourist interactions and behaviour
- The ethical tourist?
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||Critically discuss and apply the various theoretical and disciplinary approaches to tourist behaviour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Identify and analyse the positive and negative impacts of tourists on destinations and communities||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||Apply ethical perspectives to tourist behaviour and interactions||Ethical practice|
|4||Describe and explain the various approaches to tourist behaviour research||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture online 1 hour (weekly x 12)|
|Exam: closed book||30%|
|Literature Review and Survey||30%|
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