International Tourism Trend Analysis: Tourism as a Learning Experience and Educational Tool

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International Tourism Trend Analysis: Tourism as a Learning Experience and Educational Tool

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dc.contributor.author Topp, Emmeline
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-08T17:20:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-08T17:20:24Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2582
dc.description.abstract The international use of tourism as a learning tool can be argued to be fundamental to the history and expansion of the industry, as the original 19th century European tours were devised to enable experience of the cultural epicentres of the continent. It can equally be argued to be a relatively recent development, which all levels of tourism actors, from multinational tour operators to local businesses, are now embracing in order to provide a holistic and forward thinking product. As the founders of the membership organisation Educational Travel Community (ETC) state, “educational travel facilitates deeper, more enduring connections between travellers and the communities they visit through strong interpretation, experiential programming, and meaningful engagement,” (ETC online, 2010). This essay seeks to explore the history and current extent of this trend, with reference to utilising educational tourism to benefit indigenous cultures, as well as outline its anticipated future evolution and impacts. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject educational tourism, aboriginal tourism, cultural tourism, gap year, Vancouver 2010 Olympics en_US
dc.title International Tourism Trend Analysis: Tourism as a Learning Experience and Educational Tool en_US
dc.type Report en_US


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