|Assessment length / details
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Define the concept of development in tourism within a global context.
2. Evaluate the motivations for tourism development.
3. Analyse tourism development processes.
4. Evaluate the need for strategic planning for tourism at local, regional and national scales.
5.Demonstrate the importance of evidence-based planning.
6. Analyse the implementation of tourism strategies in practice.
For professionals engaged in the tourism and recreation industries, decision making at local and larger spatial scales takes place against a background of strategic planning. This module examines the concept of international development. The module critically examines tourism’s contribution to development goals and objectives. The module covers the components of strategic planning, and the techniques and tools available to the tourism planner.
Concepts of development in tourism with a global context
Motivations for tourism development
Tourism development processes
History of tourism and recreation planning
The planning context
Politics and planning
The planning process
Tourism strategies and their development
Establishing demand and supply
|Application of Number
|Students will be expected to communicate in writing in the examination.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Preparation for the examinations will be under time constraint, and students will need to plan their time accordingly.
|Students will need to access and use electronic library resources in conducting research on the case studies for the examination.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|The module will include a site visit to a visitor attraction, giving students an insight into careers in that particular sector of the industry.
|The examination will be based on a pre-released case study, which candidates will be given prior to the examination taking place. Candidates will be expected to collect, digest and process both this case study information and other information acquired through personal research during the time allotted.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Subject-specific learning outcomes (see above).
This module is at CQFW Level 6