This course is one in a series of tourism and culture courses that explores the range of variables influencing people’s decision to travel to a given country or region. Students explore everything from the language, religion, cuisine, social behaviors, music, and arts of a given culture to the area’s current political and social affairs. Students examine the area’s cultural and tourist attractions and how these relate to prospective client’s motivations, needs, and expectations. In this particular course, we examine the culture and tourism of Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific.
In addition, students learn physical geography for the purposes of coordinating international travel. They explore the countries, the provinces/states, and major cities/towns within Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific, as well as the physical characteristics of the given regions. They determine the essential documentation required for cross-border and international travel to, from, and within these areas.