Food and Wine Tourism

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Food and Wine Tourism

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    Food and wine tourism is one of the growing niche areas of special interest tourism which reflects changing lifestyles, and the role that some goods and services play as status symbols and identity formation, together with the recognition of the business opportunities in this area. Together, food and wine have become an integral part of the visitor experience to many destinations around the world, and this Course explores the development of food and wine tourism enterprises, food and wine tourism marketing, and trends and opportunities. Whilst the Course has a global perspective, students will focus on particular domestic examples, including a practical one-day field trip component which provides an experiential element to the course.

    Course Introduction
    As lifestyle products such as wine and food continue to grow, the importance of these elements as part of a travel experience increases with new niche markets are emerging. Australia?s growth in regionalism of quality cuisine and wine has further increased interest among domestic and international tourists, which require a combined effort between producers and partners.

    Course Aims
    The aims of the course are:
    1. To develop an understanding of food and wine tourism in both new world and old world wine countries.
    2. To develop an understanding of the food and wine regional development initiatives, and producers within Australia.
    3. To evaluate the strategic, marketing and operational issues of food and wine producers.
    4. Determine the growth and sustainability of food and wine regions within Australia.

    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1. Critically evaluate a tourism operation/region
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of strategy, marketing, and operational issues of food and wine producers within Australia.
    3. Develop written and oral communication skills

    Assessment Plan
    Assignment - Written Assignment 20%/100
    Assignment - Written Assignment 40%/100
    Exam - Final exam 40%/40

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.