Module Identifier RS12810  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Raymond Youell  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours 11 x 2 hour  
  Practical   6 Hours 2 x 3 hour  
Assessment Assignment   Outcome assessed: 3 Report on the development of tourism in a selected European country   50%  
  Exam   1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 4, 5   50%  
  Resit assessment   Students who fail the module overall will be required to resit failed examination and/or re-present failed coursework.    

Brief description

This module introduces students to the nature, scope and significance of the international tourism industry through a systematic exploration of key industry sectors. The module also investigates the principal issues surrounding tourism development and helps develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to work in tourism.

Aims of the module

The module will provide students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the concept, meaning and nature of tourism. They will learn to identify the nature and scope of the international tourism industry, describe the structure and organisation of tourism industry sectors, and examine the issues surrounding the development of tourism.

Learning outcomes

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

1.   define the concept of tourism and understand its context within leisure;
2.   recognise the economic significance of the international tourism industry;
3.   describe the principal economic, environmental and socio-cultural factors influencing tourism;
4.   state the nature of the demand for tourism;
5.   describe the main tourism industry sectors and explain their relative significance.

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Youell, R. (1998) Tourism: an introduction. Addison Wesley Longman
Burns P and Holden A. (1995) Tourism: A new perspective. Prentice Hall
Cooper C et al. (1998) Tourism: Principles and practice. Longman
Holloway C. (1998) The business of tourism. 5th. Longman