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Tourism Stories (Hub)


Visentin C.

Course director


The course is divided into three sections (tracks), each worth 2 ECTS. Three selected speakers (university professors, journalists, travellers, and field experts) will teach their modules in intensive form, alternating frontal lessons, case studies, and group work.

The course will propose the following modules in the academic year 2023-24.  
1.    Fazal Bahardeen (CrescentRating), Halal Tourism [February 2024]
2.    Philip Stone (University of Central Lancashire - UCLan), Dark Tourism [April 2024]
3.    Marco Aime (Università di Torino), Voluntourism [May 2024]


International Tourism is one of the most dynamic industries in the global world; it produces a constant flow of innovation combining creativity, technology and sustainability. Different disciplines play their role in theoretical analysis, and new perspectives come from society.
The course aims to reflect this changing nature of tourism. It will focus on emerging trends: new travel styles or expanding niches. 

Teaching mode

In presence

Learning methods

Frontal lecture, case studies and group work. Attendance of at least 80% of the lessons is required.

Examination information

Students will prepare and discuss an individual paper/project work for each of the three modules held by the guest speakers, developing and deepening one aspect of the topic. The sum of the evaluations of such projects will determine the final grade.