The development of tourism from the origins to the present day. Tourism phenomena will be analysed both from the point of view of the traveller and from the point of view of the host community. Emphasis will be placed on infrastrucures and on the related public policies.
STUDENTS ATTENDING THE LECTURES:
Texts and other materials suggested during the course and/or uploaded on Moodle
STUDENTS NOT ATTENDING THE LECTURES:
Europe at the seaside. The economic history of mass tourism in the Mediterranean, ed. by L. Segreto-C. Manera-M. Pohl, New York-Oxford, 2009
E. Zuelow, A History of Modern Tourism, London-New York, 2016
A. Maczak, An Expensive Leisure: Travelling in Europe in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, in Il tempo libero. Economia e società. Secc. XIII-XVIII, Proceedings of the Conference of the Instituto Datini (Prato, 18-23 April 1994), ed. by S. Cavaciocchi, Florence, 1995, pp. 765-787
D. Marson, From Mass Tourism to Niche Tourism, in Research Themes for Tourism, ed. By P. Robinson-S. Heitmann-P.U.C. Dieke, Wallingford, 2011, pp. 1-15
J. Towner, The Grand Tour: a key phase in the history of tourism, in "Annals of Tourism Research", 12 (1985), pp. 297-333
KNOWLEDGE: The development of tourism-related phenomena from the Antiquity to the present day
SKILLS: Capability to carry out a critical analysis of the development of economic phenomena in the long run
Lectures and discussion of students' presentations
Modalità di verifica apprendimento
APPELLI DI GIUGNO E LUGLIO 2020: prova scritta a distanza (online con Meet). Gli studenti sono invitati a contattare il docente via email per dettagli sulla procedura.
ALTRI APPELLI: Written exam:
- two (open) questions
- 80 minutes
The maximum grade for each answer is 15
Programma del corso
Introduction the economic phenomena and their development through time. Travel, travellers and the expanding world. Economic history of tourism as a new discipline. Proto-tourism. Hospitality and accommodation. Thermalism from the Antiquity to the Modern Age. The Grand Tour. Modern tourism. Destinations and tourism infrastructures. Mass tourism.