Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 1 x 2 hour lecture per week
Practical 2 x 3 hour practicals per semester


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Report  5000 word report, focusing on tourism development and the management of tourism facilties in a selected overseas destination.  Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  100%
Supplementary Assessment Students who fail the module will be required to re-present coursework.  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

Outcome 1
Define the concept of development in tourism within a global context

Outcome 2
Evaluate the motivations for tourism development

Outcome 3
Assess how the public, private and voluntary sectors facilitate tourism development

Outcome 4
Evaluate tourism developments in selected destination areas

Outcome 5
Extend awareness of tourism management through analysis of tourism development processes

Brief description

This module addresses the conceptual and practical nature of tourism development. Using a variety of international case studies, students are encouraged to analyse the tourism development process in developed and developing nations.


The main aims of the module are to enable students to demonstrate their understanding of the concept of development in tourism, to apply the concept of development of international tourism, and to evaluate tourism development strategies in a range of destination countries and regions.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Students are required to prepare and deliver a presentation on tourism development as part of their assessment. They will also be allocated as discussants with the task of listening to presentations made by other students, and asking appropriate questions. This will form part of the marking scheme of the presentation assignment.
Information Technology Students will access the Internet when gathering information for their presentation assignment, as well as the library on-line catalogue. They will also be required to present statistical data in appropriate formats, including tables and graphs. They will need to prepare and use an effective PowerPoint slide show. This will all be assessed in the presentation.
Team work The presentation assignment will be undertaken in small groups. This will require students to set their group's goals, plan their group's activities and play an active part in the group's activities.

Reading List

General Text
Burns, P and Holden, A (1995) Tourism; a new perspective Prentice Hall Primo search De Kadt, E (1979) Tourism, passport to development Oxford University Press Primo search Harrison, D (1995) Tourism and less developed countries CABI Primo search Krippendorf, J (1992) The holiday makers. Understanding the impacts of leisure and travel Butterworth-Heinemann Primo search Lea, J (1988) Tourism and development in the third world Routledge Primo search Shaw, G and Williams, A (2001) Critical issues in tourism Blackwell Primo search Vellas, F and Becherel L (1995) International tourism MacMillan Primo search Witt, S F, Brooke, M Z and Buckley, P J (1995) The management of international tourism Routledge Primo search
Recommended Text
Mowforth, M and Munt, I (2003) Tourism and sustainability: development and new tourism in the Third World 2nd Routledge Primo search Sharpley, R and Telfer, D J (editors) (2002) Tourism and development: concepts and issues Channel View Primo search Todaro, M P Economic development Addison-Wesley Primo search Annals of Tourism Research Primo search Current Issues in Tourism Primo search ETB Insights Primo search International Journal of Tourism Research Primo search Journal of Sustainable Tourism Primo search Journal of Travel Research Primo search Tourism Management Primo search
Consult For Futher Information
Ghimire, K B (2001) The native tourist: tourism within developing countries Earthscan Primo search Patullo, P (2005) Last resorts: the cost of tourism in the Caribbean 2nd edition :atin American Bureau Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 5