Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality

Tourism Impacts & Issues

Contemporary tourism can be seen as a pinnacle of human mobilities: not only is tourism defined by mobility and travel, those mobilities also affect destinations. Changes in tourism demand can affect how tourism is `performed¿ and presented, how it affects heritage and culture, how gender and race relationships are shaped. This course explores the principles and concepts of tourism from the perspective of social science theories. The module covers a range of social science disciplines with a view to developing students¿ multi-disciplinary social science approach to understanding the significance and role of tourism in contemporary society.