Cultural Tourism Management

Universidad de Barcelona

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cultural Tourism Management

  • Host University

    Universidad de Barcelona

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Hospitality and Tourism Management, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Cultural tourism is a booming sector that is currently undergoing several processes of diversification. Beyond visiting museums or historical monuments, cultural tourism is increasingly based on new cultural and heritage resources, such as intangible heritage, in particular, literary heritage. Heritage can be considered one of the basic resources to elaborate an offer of cultural products, which undoubtedly help improve the competitveness of the destinations, and differentiate themselves. Cultural tourism management, therefore, can serve as the basis for the creation of a new discourse for destinations. It can also provide key elements of attraction for tourism development. This course is a follow up to the subject "tourism and heritage" and wants to understand the ecosystem of cultural tourism. Students will be able to apply the acquired knowledge in the subject "touristic-culutral mediation." On the one hand, students will acquire a general understanding of tourism-cultural products and heritage presentation spaces applied to different types of cultural tourism. On the other hand, they will acquire the necessary tools for tourism management and will be able to use them in a sustainable way. 

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.