Tourism & Rec Geography

Tourism & Rec Geography

Prefix: 
GEO
Course Number: 
546

Tourism is the world's fastest-growing economic sector, creating and transforming places, regions and broader geographies of travel, movement, and investment. The course will examine concepts, models, and theories in the study of tourism and recreation. Selected themes include major travel flows and patterns; economic, environmental, and socio- cultural impacts; mass vs. "new" (e.g., eco-tourism, adventure tourism, extreme tourism) types of tourism; heritage tourism; marketing; place boosterism; tourism and recreation planning; and the politics of tourism. Local, national, and international examples in both developed and developing countries are discussed.

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