SOCI 311/447 Sociology of Tourism and Tourism Development in Ghana


Evolution and development of tourism; Tourism as a global phenomenon; Motivations, characteristics and destinations of tourists; Motivations to receive tourists: characteristics and national policies of recipient countries; Impact of tourism on recipient countries; History of Tourism development in Ghana; Tourist sites, resources and potentials; Ecotourism; Perceptions and attitudes of tourists and that of their host communities; Economic and socio-cultural impacts of tourism: on arts and crafts industry, sacred places, community values, the commodification of social life and relations, crime, prostitution, child exploitation, issues of local/community participation; Domestic tourism; State institutions and private organizations in the tourism industry; International and regional linkages; Problems and challenges facing the Tourism industry in Ghana.