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Educational tourism comprises travel and tourism activity that is primarily motivated by the tourists’ seeking of educational components. There are three broad areas in which educational tourism occurs nowadays: In the context of (higher) education there are excursions/field trips for students conducted to reinforce theoretical insight from the classroom and to expose learners to real-life experience. In the context of science there are research tours/expeditions undertaken by scientists in order to explore the field of research on site and to gather data unobtainable through pure desk research. And in the context of vacation or leisure travel there is the broad area of cultural tourism comprising educational tourism activity of people interested in foreign languages, architecture, history, etc. Target groups and destinations are currently broadening, and ...

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