chapter  5
30 Pages

Children learning through tourism experiences

Following on from the recognition in Chapter 3 of learning as a significant reason why parents take their children on holiday, or at least justify doing so, this chapter focuses on the learning experiences children are exposed to during their holidays. It begins by examining the potential for learning to take place in the tourism environment. The chapter then explores the myriad ways in which learning opportunities are offered to children in the holiday environ - ment and explores why tourism industry operators are increasingly providing these.