Checking date: 20/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Emerging tourisms and new tourist modalities
Study: Bachelor in Tourism (209)

Coordinating teacher: CABRERIZO SANZ, CASILDA

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

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.
The general objectives of the course are the following: - To continue to advance in the understanding of tourism from a multifaceted and critical approach. - To identify current trends in tourism and the tourist within the framework of globalisation and the post and/or transmodern society. - Approach to the knowledge and debate of new types of tourism and tourism products, as well as to "new" motivations and behaviours of the tourist subject. - Thinking and identifying trends in the new world scenario after the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus pandemic. Change of cycle, new model and new ways of travelling or reconstruction of the old model? To analyse and approach the new, emerging and alternative discourses on another tourism model and practice.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The programme of the course is organised into four main topics: Topic 1. Tourism: a highly dynamic activity. The need for a multifaceted and critical approach. Topic 2. The tourist: an example of the "modern", "postmodern" or "transmodern" person. New motivations and behaviour Topic 3. Emerging tourism and new tourist modalities. Case studies Topic 4. Looking to the future (of the post Covid-19 era): exploring trends and innovative proposals.
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
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.