Tourism is part of globalisation. Tourism has changed over the decades as travels become cheaper, new destinations are found and more countries become prosperous. Tourism affects host societies and the issues are often global in scale. These include challenges from climate change, over-tourism and terrorism. On the other hand, tourism offer new social economic opportunities as the world becomes “smaller” and more welcoming. T his unit addresses established and emerging global issues in tourism. To emphasise the global dimension of the issues, you will engage on some of the issues with students at Lund University, Sweden. The unit is taught face to face from the Darlinghurst campus in week 2 of semester two, in an intensive block mode, over 4 days. Attendance is compulsory. Following the intensive block teaching, you will complete their assignments online.
|Unit name||Global Issues in Tourism|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
Professor Can Seng Ooi
|Available as student elective?||No|
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- Reflect on and critically analyse the contemporary issues that are shaping the global tourism industry.
- Assess the importance of community in engaging with the industry, and the role of the state in shaping global and national tourism policy.
- Analyse and evaluate the impact of crises upon tourism and cultural heritage destinations.
- Evaluate and select multimedia to communicate effectively to a diverse audience.
Critical analysis of a recent global tourism issue (20%)
Pilot development planning of multimedia resources (10%)
Multimedia presentation on a global issue (20%)
Case study of the impact of and political reactions to a recent tourism crisis (50%)
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