Communication and Cultural Tourism
Grapple with the benefits and challenges posed by cultural tourism. Identify the impact it can have on local people, cultures and environments.Expose yourself to travel writing and alternative forms of cultural tourism like conventions and festivals.
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- 02 Nov 2020
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As a result of having completed this subject, you will have:
- a critical understanding of cultural tourism's historical and contemporary features;
- skills in researching topics and issues related to the cultural tourism industry;
- knowledge of current developments in cultural tourism;
- an ability to critically assess and communicate cultural tourism's benefits and challenges.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
Cultural tourism involves travel for purposes of experiencing aspects of the culture of a locality, region, or country. This subject deals with the cultural, social, environmental, and economic aspects of this growing segment of the tourism industry. It considers its origins in religious pilgrimage, features distinguishing it from mass tourism, and its role in forming personal, group, and national identities. The subject addresses issues arising from cultural tourism’s impacts on local peoples, cultures, environments, and economies. It also covers elements of cultural tourism management, including the marketing of destinations and cultural routes, the ethics of cultural display, and sustainable development strategies. You will learn about a variety of forms of cultural tourism and related topics: conventions and cosplay; festivals and value chains; dark tourism and popular memory; literary tourism and travel writing; screen tourism and creative industries; ecotourism, adventure tourism, and sustainability issues; and cities and the tourism uses of urban spaces.
- Research Task 1 (20%)
- Research Task 2 (20%)
- Seminar and Discussion Board (20%)
- Research Essay (40%)
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