Title

Towards a spirituality-based platform in tourism higher education

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Barkathunnisha, AB, Lee, D, Price, A & Wilson, E 2018, 'Towards a spirituality-based platform in tourism higher education', Current Issues in Tourism.

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https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2018.1424810

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Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

This conceptual paper contributes to tourism knowledge by proposing a spirituality-based platform in tourism higher education. Through this platform, the authors show how tourism education that supports discussion on spiritual development can help to create global citizens who are able to understand their potential as social, cultural and environmental stewards. This paper reviews recent developments shaping tourism education and examines the contemporary tourism educational landscape that supports a spirituality-based educational approach. The 7th platform of tourism studies is offered through a spirituality-based approach to knowledge and examples are given of how we can develop such a platform in tourism higher education.

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