Explores various themes related to the study of tourism in a global context. Examines theories, concepts and worldviews involved in considering tourism as both an economic and social phenomenon, and from the perspective of the significance of travel in our lives. Considers the relationship between globalization and tourism, both in developed and developing countries. Investigates the interaction of tourism management and the traveler within the broad spectrum of culture, heritage and identity. Applies strategic tools and frameworks, and field observation research.