Module Identifier RS12910  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Raymond Youell  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mr Ian Keirle  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours Eleven two-hour lectures  
  Practical   6 Hours Two three-hour practicals  
Assessment Assignment   Outcomes assessed: 4, 6 Report on a specific sector of the UK tourism or recreation industry   50%  
  Exam   1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 5   50%  
  Resit assessment   The Institute's standard resit procedures apply: ie students who fail the module overall will be required to resit failed examinations and/or re-present failed coursework.    

Brief description

This module provides students with an overview of the tourism and recreation industries in the United Kingdom. It addresses the historical development and current significance of UK tourism and recreation through an exploration of private, public and not-for-profit industry sectors. The module also investigates the issue that will influence the future development of tourism and recreation in the UK.


This is an introductory module, that will enable students to describe the scale, scope and significance of the UK tourism and recreation industries; identify the structure and organisation of Uk tourism and recreation, and examine the issues surrounding the development of tourism and recreation in the UK.

Learning outcomes

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

1.   Identify the historical development of UK tourism and recreation
2.   Appreciate the economic significance of the UK tourism and recreation industries
3.   Describe the structure of UK tourism and recreation
4.   Analyse the roles of the different tourism and recreation industry sectors
5.   Appreciate the roles and functions of the public sector in UK tourism and recreation
6.   Describe the principal issues that will affect the future development of UK tourism and recreation.

Transferable skills

Skills assessed in this module:

Reading Lists

Department of Culture, Media and Sport. (1999) Tomorrow's tourism. DCMS, London
Department of National Heritage. (1995) Tourism: competing with the best. DNH, London
English Tourism Council. (1999) Insights. ETC, London
Yale, P. (1992) Tourism in the UK. Elm Publications
Youell, R. (1998) Tourism: an introduction. Addison Wesley Longman, Harlow