Module Identifier RD16610  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Raymond D Youell  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours 11 x 2 hour lectures  
  Practical   6 Hours 2 x 3 hour practicals  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 4, 5  40%
Semester Assessment Report Assignment: Outcomes assessed: 2, 3, 4  60%
Supplementary Assessment Students must re-take the element(s) which led to failing the module  100%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Outcome 1
Appreciate the economic significance of the international tourism industry
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Outcome 2
Understand the principal factors influencing the tourism industry

Outcome 3
Understand the nature of the demand for tourism
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Outcome 4
Describe the main tourism industry sectors and their relative significance.
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Outcome 5
Understand the structure and policy of UK tourism
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Brief description

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

Transferable skills

.1 Independent project work
Students are required to complete a written report on the development of tourism as part of their assessment, thereby contributing to the development of their independent project work skills.

.2 IT and information handling
The report on the development of tourism industry will be word processed and will include graphical data on the scope and scale of tourism in the selected country.

.3 Use and analysis of numerical information
Practical sessions will require students to analyse and interpret numerical data relating to the international tourism industry.

.7 Self-management
In completing the necessary research for their assessments, students will be expected to manage their own time and plan the effective use of learning resources.

Reading Lists

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
Youell R (1998) Tourism: an introduction Addison Wesley Longman


This module is at CQFW Level 4