On a cold and wintry morning this week, Stage 2 Tourism students met outside the Royal Exhibition Building in preparation for undertaking a tour of Carlton Gardens and adjoining buildings and sites of historical interest. To enable students to experience a tour delivered through the medium of an App, they downloaded the MV Tours App ” Walk Through History.” This provided an opportunity for them to experience the pros and cons of such a product. The aim of the exercise being research to design their own Apps and to become aware of the pitfalls this presented as well as the positive aspects. This generated plenty of discussion during the debrief.
The two groups then traveled to the Melbourne Zoo to see how sustainable practices are an important part of zoo management.