Geography of Tourism and Leisure
a) To understand tourism as an element of territorial mutation in its economic, social and cultural perspectives as well as its diversity and multicultural character;
b) To analyze the touristic sector and leisure activities from an offer and demand point of view, according to the most common classifications;
c) To identify different touristic development models based on national and international examples;
d) To use the knowledge in practical cases, namely to create promotional strategies and/or touristic development;
e) To develop methodologies of analysis and diagnosis, socially, culturally and environmentally sustainable for the planning of tourism.
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Ashaw, G. & Williams, A. (2002). Critical Issues in Tourism, A Geographical Perspective. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, pp. 1-42, 76-99, 296-367.
Careto, H. & Lima, S. (2006). Turismo e Desenvolvimento Sustentável. GEOTA, Vol. 1, pp. 21-97.
Crouch, D. (2000). Leisure and Tourism Geographies: Practices and Geographical Knowledge. Londres e Nova Iorque: Routledge, pp.1-16, 238-256.
Hall, C. M. (2005). Reconsidering the Geography of Tourism and Contemporary Mobility. Institute of Australian Geographers, pp.125-139.
Holden, A. (2008). Environment and Tourism. Routledge: London and New York, chapter 2, pp. 25-64.
Expositive and participative teaching; discussion of case-studies; field work.
Test of all the program (60%), individual or group essay (until 3 students), based on literature and documental information, resulting from autonomous research, eventually field work (25%). Oral presentation with powerpoint (20 minutes) followed by public debate (10%).
[According to the assessment of FCSH rules, the proposed evaluation elements introduced to students in the first class may suffer readjustments, namely in the weight of each element].
1) Introduction to Tourism and Leisure Geography objectives, concepts and general notions
2) Causes and consequences of tourism and leisure in society, economy and culture
3) The importance of tourism and leisure for development and its evaluation - statistics and indicators of offer and demand
4) Motivations of the tourists and their typologies
5) Tourism, leisure and environment - sustainable tourism
6) Territorial planning in tourism and leisure
7) Recent trends in tourism - types and dynamics
8) Tourism and leisure in Portugal
9) New technologies and innovation in tourism and leisure - evolution dynamics.
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