Cultural Aspects of Tourism

    Course details

    • Code: TOUR.6690
    • Fee: $793*
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Business Management, Tourism Management
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class65 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of culture and its implications for tourism operations and management. This includes building student awareness of the impacts of tourism on culture, understanding the 'new' sociology of culture in the context of post modernity and globalisation and development of tourism that is culturally sustainable.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain, in both theoretical and practical terms the concept of culture and its relationship with the  tourism industry
  2. Examine the nature of cultural exchange between hosts and guests
  3. Differentiate between backstage and front stage authenticity, identity and culture within the context of tourism and globalisation
  4. Discuss cultural change and how tourism can have a major impact on a destination’s culture
  5. Analyse cultural conflict in tourism, how and why it may come about, and how it can be minimised.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017