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 Assignment  Outcomes assessed: 4, 5  50%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3  50%
Supplementary Assessment Candidates must re-sit the examination or submit a report on the subject of their presentation assignment, depending upon which element led to failing the module.  100%

Learning Outcomes

On 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. Assess how the public, private and voluntary sectors facilitate tourism development.

4. Evaluate tourism developments in selected destination areas.

5. Analyse tourism development processes.


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.

It aims to enable students to:

a. Demonstrate their understanding of the concept of development in tourism
b. Apply the concept of development to international tourism
c. Evaluate tourism development strategies in a range of destination countries and regions

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Students are required to complete a written report 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. Students' ability to communicate in writing will be assessed through the examination.
Information Technology Students will access the Internet when gathering informationfor 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 Power Point slideshow. 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 effectively 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, T (1979) Tourism, passport to development George Washington University Primo search Harrison, D (1992) Tourism and less developed countries Belhaven Press Primo search Krippendorf, J (1987) The holiday makers Heinemann Primo search Lea, J (1988) Tourism and development in the third world Routledge Primo search Shaw, G and Williams, A (1994) 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 edition Routledge Primo search Patullo, P (2005) Last resorts: the cost of tourism in the Caribbean 2nd edition Latin American Bureau Primo search Sharpley, R and Telfer, D J (editors) (2002) Tourism and development: concepts and issues Channel View Primo search Todaro, M P (2001) 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
Recommended Consultation
Ghimire, K B (2001) The native tourise: tourism within developing countries Earthscan Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 5