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HRTM 280

Foundations of Tourism

This course is designed to introduce the discipline of travel and tourism with emphasis on human dimension of global tourism, and with a special emphasis in the Peru and its multiple ecosystems. It introduces the social science of tourism through the lens of historical, cultural, and environmental tourism and the global implications of the travel and tourism history, present characteristics, motivations for travel, factors influencing demand-side and supply-side growth, the tourism product, the experience of travel and impacts on host communities, segmentation and marketing, socioeconomic and ecological impacts, and destination life cycle dynamics.    

The course itinerary includes a City Tour of Lima, Historic Center and visit to Casa de Aliaga; travel to Sacred Valley via Cusco; Huayna Picchu Guided Tour; Machu Picchu Guided Tour and transfer to Ollantaytambo; Guided Tour of Ollantaytambo archeological site; Guided Cusco Walking Tour and Guided Visit to Qorikancha; Guided Visits to Sacsayhuaman and Tamoomachay; Visit to the Cathedral in Plaza de Armas; Tour of Lake Titicaca and Islands; Visit to  Taquile Island; and Visit Inka Market in Lima. 

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

Students will:

  • Explore specific career options available in them travel and tourism industry within the Peru.  
  • Explore Peru’s historic and cultural attractions to better understand the impact they have on the destination and its stakeholders. 
  • Discuss the political, economic, environmental, and social/cultural impacts of travel and tourism with students from other disciples. 
  • Explain the motivation to travel to Peru and visit their cultural and heritage attractions. 
  • Explain the different importance of planning and creating sustainable tourism policies for attractions in Peru.  

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.