Checking date: 21/05/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Emerging tourisms and new tourist modalities
Bachelor in Tourism (Plan: 381 - Estudio: 209)

Coordinating teacher: CABRERIZO SANZ, CASILDA

Department assigned to the subject: Humanities: History, Geography and Art Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
It is not essential, but it is recommended to have passed the subjects of the Tourism studies of the previous courses. Have a good level of Spanish and English.
The general objectives of the course are the following: - To continue to advance in the understanding of tourism, from a critical and holistic approach, in order to be able to think about the "emergence" of a change in the social, economic and, of course, tourism model. - Analyse the current tourism model and understand how it has come about. Relationship between tourism, capitalism, globalisation and consumer society. - Define what is known as emerging tourisms and the new motivations. Whether they really transform the model of tourism production, distribution and consumption or whether they are tools for unlimited growth supported by tourism marketing. - Study some cases, such as health tourism, film tourism, rural tourism, nature tourism or black tourism. - To approach new alternative tourism discourses and practices that can help to stop the eco-social emergency.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The programme of the course is organised into four main topics: Topic 1. Tourism and capitalist crises Topic 2. Tourism and the comsumer society: the tourist subject Topic 3. Emerging tourisms: case studies (I) Topic 4. Emerging tourisms: case studies (II) Topic 5. Emerging tourism or tourism emergency? Where to?
Learning activities and methodology
The course will be face-to-face, with theoretical and practical classes. Methodologically, tools will be used to enable students to develop their analytical and critical thinking skills. The theoretical contents will be approached from a holistic conception that is not alien or independent from the general socio-economic and political reality, with a critical and gender focus. Active participation in the classroom will be encouraged and the use of different formats will be used to carry out the practices through the launching of complex challenges that generate questions. Students will develop individual practicals, associated with the theoretical contents, and a group practice throughout the course. Individual tutorials and at least one group tutorial are planned.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • BRITTON, S.. Tourism, capital and place: towards a critical geography of tourism. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 9, 451-478. 1991
  • FLETCHER, R.. Sustaining Tourism, Sustaining Capitalism? The Tourism Industry's Role in Global Capitalist Expansion. Tourism Geographies, 13 (3), pp. 443-461. 2011
  • HALL, C.M. AND PAGE, S.. The geography of tourism and recreation: environment, place and space. Routlegde, London. 2002
  • HUNTER, C.. Sustainable tourism as an adaptative paradigm. Annals of Tourism Research, 14, 4, 850-867. 1997
  • MATHIESON A. & WALL, G.. Tourism change, impacts and opportunities. Perason. Prentice Hall. 2006
  • URRY, J.. The Tourist Gaze: Leisure and Travel in Comtemporany Societies. Sage. 1990

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.