Master in International Tourism (MT)
Address: Via G. Buffi 13, CH-6904 Lugano
Telephone: +41 58 666 4712
Fax: +41 58 666 4647
Contact person: Rico Maggi
Tourism is a relevant phenomenon of modern societies and an important economic reality worldwide. But the historical roots, the social mechanisms and the economic logic of tourism are not, as yet, fully understood. This is due to the complexity of the phenomenon: the tourist can be a business traveller, a package tourist or an adventurer; and the so called "tourism industry" comprises anything from souvenir dealer in Hindustan to a five star hotel on the Còte and from a bar keeper on Bali to a tour operator in Chicago.
Therefore, studying tourism implies investigating the variety of motives and types of behaviour as well as the multitude of agents organizing and offering the services against the background of political, social and economic realities.
The Master in International Tourism seeks to respond to this challenge and offer a programme that goes beyond the limited focus of professional masters courses, proposing instead a transversal and interdisciplinary approach on a university level.
The goal is to achieve competence through academic discourse, disciplinary toolkits and a deeper understanding of the phenomenon. In this way the Master in International Tourism is an alternative and a complement to existing educational offers with a focus on professional skills.
Lingua ufficiale di insegnamento: inglese.