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Title: Revisiting tourism studies curriculum to highlight accessible and inclusive tourism
Authors: Liasidou, Sotiroula 
Umbelino, Jorge 
Amorim, Éricka 
Major Field of Science: Social Sciences
Field Category: Economics and Business
Keywords: Accessible and inclusive tourism;Special needs;Tourism curriculum;Tourism education
Issue Date: 3-Apr-2019
Source: Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 2019, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 112-125
Volume: 19
Issue: 2
Start page: 112
End page: 125
Journal: Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism 
Abstract: A notable development in the past few years is that the concept of accessible and inclusive tourism (AIT) has gained momentum. This paper has two aims: first, to identify the extent to which tourism studies curricula can cultivate ethical behaviour in light of international legal mandates and conventions promoting the rights of people with disabilities (PwDs); and second, to point up AIT as a broader concept that matters to other population groups, namely seniors, pregnant women and families with baby carriages, people who follow special diets or have different morphologies to be integrated into the much larger category of people with special needs (PwSNs). This study was conducted with 254 self-administered questionnaires to tourism and hospitality students and recent alumni. The results of the study suggest that disability in tourism studies is a rather neglected topic of discussion.
ISSN: 1531-3220
DOI: 10.1080/15313220.2018.1522289
Rights: © Informa UK Limited
Type: Article
Affiliation : Cyprus University of Technology 
Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril 
Instituto Politécnico de Tomar 
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