ECTS CREDITS: 5
TEACHNG HOURS: 30
COURSE: General Background, General Knowledge and Scientific Area
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION AND EXAMINATION: English
This module uses a geographical approach to understanding the tourism phenomenon from its beginnings to the current day. It considers the processes of construction of space and society through tourism and examines critically this relationship, at various scales, using various units of analysis (the city, the landscape, etc.).
- Introduction: geography of tourism: origins, concepts, methods
- Typology and evolution of tourism places
- New dynamics of metropolitan tourism
- Global Heritage: tourism geographies at World Heritage sites
- Emerging destinations and instant cities: tourism geographies of Las Vegas and Dubai
- Vulnerability-Heritage and Tourism
- ‘Third World’ tourism: the relationship of tourism and development. The contribution of tourism to development and underdevelopment
- Tourism and landscape: landscapes of tourism. Tourism consumption and space
- Landscapes of a new cultural economy of space: contemporary global processes of spatial re-organization and re-articulation through tourism
- The social geography of Athens. Α brief outline of the city’s development and of its socio-spatial patterns). The question of gentrification and the influence of rising tourist flows on the city’s housing market
Upon successful completion of the learning period of the course, students are expected to be able to:
- identify and understand geographical approaches to tourism and categories of tourism places, spaces and landscapes;
- know and discuss the main steps of tourism development and tourism impacts on space, with an emphasis on the city and on the landscape;
- connect local tourism development with the globalization of tourism and critically assess the role the role of space in this relationship;
- understand the spatial issues of tourism change and development, as well as the contested issues regarding tourism’s contribution to overall local development.
- Research, assessment, analysis, manipulation and synthesis of information and data, with the aid of appropriate and necessary tools, methods and technologies in the interdisciplinary scientific field of the Geography of Tourism
- Critical and self-critical thought and ability to apply the knowledge and relevant data in actual circumstances and real-world conditions, at various geographical scales
- Team/ group and autonomous/ independent (in the group context) work
- Advancement of respect and sensitivity towards social and cultural difference, the whole environment and landscape (physical and human), towards multi-vocalism and multiculturalism
- Advancement of respect and sensitivity towards human rights and demonstration of social/ moral/ professional responsibility in gender, race, ethnicity, age, etc. issues
- Advancement of responsible, creative and free thought
MODES OF DELIVERY: Face to face
USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY:
- Support of the learning process by ITCs, in teaching and communication with the students (use of electronic platforms, as well as of e-mail)
- Lecture attendance through Power Point and critical analysis and assignments with the aid of Internet search engines in scientific research
COURSE DESIGN: Lectures
STUDENT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION/ASSESSMENT METHODS: Written student assignment
- Aesopos, Y. (ed), 2015. Tourism Landscapes: Remaking Greece. Athens: DOMES.
- Ashworth, Tunbridge, 2000, The Tourist Historic-City, Retrospect and Prospect of Managing the Heritage City
- Butler (ed.), 2006, The tourism area life cycle, vol. 1 and 2, Channel View, Aspects of Tourism
- Condevaux, A., Gravari-Barbas, M. Guinand S., 2021, Tourism Dynamics in Everyday Places: Before and After Tourism,
- Gravari-Barbas, M. Guinand S., 2017, Tourism and Gentrification in Contemporary Metropolises. International Perspectives
- Gravari-Barbas M., Jacquot S., 2018, Atlas du Tourisme et de Loisirs. Du Grand Tour aux voyages Low Cost, Editions Autrement.
- Hall, Tourism planning, policies, processes and relationships, Pearson Ed
- Hall, C. Michael and Stephen J. Page. 2002 (latest ed.). The Geography of Tourism and Recreation: Environment, Place and Space. London: Routledge.
- Maitland, Newman, 2009, World Tourism Cities, Routledge
- Mouffakir, Burns (ed.), 2012, Controversies in tourism, Cabi ed.
- Shaw, G. and Williams, A., 2001 (latest ed.). Critical Issues in Tourism: A Geographical Perspective. New York: Wiley & Sons.
- Terkenli, T. S., Skowronek, E. & Georgoula, V. 2021, Landscape and tourism: European Expert Views on an Intricate Relationship. LAND 10, 327. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ land10030327
- Terkenli, T.S. and d’Hauteserre, A.-M. (eds), 2006, Landscapes of a New Cultural Economy of Space, Landscape Series, Dordrecht: Springer, 2006.
- Terkenli, T.S., 2014. Landscapes of Tourism, in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Tourism. First Edition, Lew A. A., Hall C.M. and Williams A. M. (eds). NY: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
- Urry, J. 1995. Consuming Places. London: Routledge.