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Reworking Student Understanding of Tourism Mobility: Experiences of Migration and Exchange on a Field Trip / Carl Cater, Tiffany Low, Ian Keirle

Tourism Planning & Development, Volume: 15, Issue: 5, Pages: 600 - 613

Swansea University Author: Carl Cater

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his paper examines experiences of tourism students engaged in alearning activity based on a visit to a migrant centre on the outskirtsof Valetta, the capital of the Mediterranean island of Malta. Thisexercise aims to problematise students’ understanding of mobilityand exchange in the tourism context...

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Published in: Tourism Planning & Development
ISSN: 2156-8316 2156-8324
Published: T&F 2018
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description his paper examines experiences of tourism students engaged in alearning activity based on a visit to a migrant centre on the outskirtsof Valetta, the capital of the Mediterranean island of Malta. Thisexercise aims to problematise students’ understanding of mobilityand exchange in the tourism context. Malta has been subject toproportionally significant numbers of arrivals of asylum seekerssince accession in 2004. Student reflections are examined througha focus group methodology and material from reflective journals,reporting discomfort but valuable learning outcomes, particularlyin the degree of caring about others forced into alternative formsof mobility. Whilst an uncomfortable visit for many students, wehave found this a useful discussion exercise against a backdropof increasing migration controls, and an important contrast inrelation to unfettered tourist mobility. We also highlight theimportance of exchanges between students, teachers, hosts andothers in alternative economic and educational discourse.
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