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Revisiting tourism studies curriculum to highlight accessible and inclusive tourism

Liasidou, Sotiroula; Umbelino, Jorge; Amorim, Éricka

Journal of teaching in travel & tourism. Volume 19:Number 2 (2019); pp 112-125 -- Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

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  • Title:
    Revisiting tourism studies curriculum to highlight accessible and inclusive tourism
  • Author: Liasidou, Sotiroula;
    Umbelino, Jorge;
    Amorim, Éricka
  • Found In: Journal of teaching in travel & tourism. Volume 19:Number 2 (2019); pp 112-125
  • Journal Title: Journal of teaching in travel & tourism
  • Subjects: Tourism--Research--Periodicals; Tourism--Study and teaching (Higher)--Periodicals; Special needs--accessible and inclusive tourism--tourism education--tourism curriculum; Dewey: 338.47910711
  • Rights: legaldeposit
  • Publication Details: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
  • Abstract: ABSTRACT:

    A notable development in the past few years is that the concept of accessible and inclusive tourism (AIT) has gained momentum. This paper has two aims: first, to identify the extent to which tourism studies curricula can cultivate ethical behaviour in light of international legal mandates and conventions promoting the rights of people with disabilities (PwDs); and second, to point up AIT as a broader concept that matters to other population groups, namely seniors, pregnant women and families with baby carriages, people who follow special diets or have different morphologies to be integrated into the much larger category of people with special needs (PwSNs). This study was conducted with 254 self-administered questionnaires to tourism and hospitality students and recent alumni. The results of the study suggest that disability in tourism studies is a rather neglected topic of discussion.


  • Identifier: System Number: LDEAvdc_100079298069.0x000001; Journal ISSN: 1531-3220; 10.1080/15313220.2018.1522289
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store

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