Karlsdialoge #026 with Prof. Dr. Desmond Wee about “Rethinking Tourism”


In this episode Patrick Breitenbach is talking to Prof. Dr. Desmond Wee, Professor of Tourism Sciences and Spatial Theories and Head of Degree Program International Tourism Management at Karlshochschule. They discuss questions as: What is “tourism” really all about and what is beyond it? When did the first tourists appear? What is the sociology of space and movement? Why is the perfect beach such an icon of tourism? What will students do in the study program “International Tourism Management” at Karlshochschule? How did the internet changed tourism and tourism marketing?

Links related to this episode:

Sociology of Space

Colonization as the first act of tourism

Tourism as an act of leisure

Thomas Cook – the first enabler of mainstream tourism

Blackpool – the most visited place in the UK

Blackpool Tower – Ballroom

Brauerei Hoepfner

“Tropical Islands” – artificial beach in Berlin

Bachelor’s Program “International Tourism Management” at Karlshochschule International University

“Wir sind Süden” – New slogan of Baden-Württemberg

Burma tourism debate

New Media and Tourism: Airbnb and Couchsurfing

Rape incident on couchsurfing

Naked Sleeper Group on Couchsurfing

Touring Conpsumption 2013 Conference at Karlshochschule