This course is an introduction to tourism in a global context and has been designed to introduce students to the characteristics of tourism, the relationships between the key sectors, evolving issues and trends in the industry, and the role of industry and government organizations that support tourism at the regional, national and international level. Students will become acquainted with the economic, environmental and socio-cultural impacts tourism has on communities around the world, and will learn to appreciate international tourism’s potential to foster intercultural understanding and world peace. Students will analyze the foundations of recreation and tourism via case studies and readings pertaining to the countries visited on this voyage, studying topics like Game of Thrones tourism in Croatia, ‘dark tourism’ in Poland and Ghana, wine tourism in Spain, surf tourism in Portugal, adventure tourism in Morocco, sport tourism in Brazil, music tourism in Trinidad and Tobago, eco-tourism in Ecuador, and medical tourism in Costa Rica.
Field WorkCountry: Croatia
Date: October 7, 2019
The idea of the class is to explore the different ways that the tourism industry in Dubrovnik and Croatia has capitalized on the Game of Thrones phenomenon. Upon completion of this field class, students will write an individual reflection paper describing what they have learned and how it pertains to film tourism. Students should relate to the Game of Thrones research in the paper that has been studied on board, and how the field class enhanced their understanding of film tourism.
1. To explore the different ways that Dubrovnik and Croatia has capitalized on the Game of Thrones phenomenon.
2. To put theory into practice and reinforce material learned in class
3. Share ideas with university students from Libertas International University.