|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||1 x 2 hour lecture per week|
|Practical||2 x 3 hour practicals during semester|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Report Assignment: Outcomes assessed: 1, 2||50%|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||1.5 Hours||50%|
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Explain the economic significance of the international tourism industry
Identify the principal political, socio-cultural, technological and environmental factors influencing the tourism industry.
Analyse the nature of the demand for tourism.
Identify the main tourism industry sectors and their relative significance.
Define tourism and distinguish between different tourism categories.
This module introduces students to the nature, scope and significance of the international tourism industry through a systematic exploration of issues relating to demand, supply and impacts of tourism products and services. As such, it enables students to: (a) identify the scope and nature of the international tourism industry; (b) appreciate the structure and organisation of tourism industry sectors and (c) examine the issues surrounding tourism development.
Reading ListGeneral Text
Burns P and Holden A (1995) Tourism: A New Perspective Prentice Hall Primo search Holloway C (1998) The Business of Tourism 5th edition Longman Primo search Youell R (1998) Tourism: An Introduction Addison Wesley Longman Primo search Should Be Purchased
Cooper C, Fletcher J, Fyall A, Gilbert D and Wanhill Sh (2005) Tourism: Principles and Practice 3rd edition Pearson Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 4