Essay title: Sociology and Tourism
Essay question: What are the impacts of tourism on society?
Produce an essay outlining the theories, principles and practices of tourism and society.
Include the following sections:
Introduction (300 words)
Introduce the essay topic:
An investigation into the relationship between tourism and society and how they impact upon one another.
Why is this topic important for the development of tourism as an industry and society now and in the future.
Include a definition of sociology and or discuss the social science of travel and its relationship with society.
First Section (500 words)
Define Tourism and Society taking into consideration the interrelationship between the two phenomena.
Provide background to the sector and how fast the tourism sector has developed in line with demands, you may want to include statistics here to demonstrate your research and reference models such as the Tourism life cycle/ Leipers Tourism system model / Push and pull influences to explain this.
Provide an example of a destination that has resisted or welcomed tourism and how this may have been managed either positively or negatively using stakeholder management.
Second Section (500 words)
In the second section you will go into more detail about the positive and negative impacts of tourism on society as well as the societal impacts and influences of tourism on destinations.
Factors such as environmental, social, economic and political should be taken into consideration or PESTLE analysis.
Third Section (400 words)
In this section, go into detail about tourist behaviour, expectations of the consumption of travel and how this has impacted upon society and destinations. Outline the rise and fall of tourist destinations and provide examples.
Conclusion (300 words) Conclude the key findings of your research taking into consideration the current and future impacts of tourism upon society and the experiences we consume.