Module Identifier RD24810  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Brian J Garrod  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours 11 x 2 hours  
  Practical   6 Hours 2 x 3 hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Assignment: Outcomes assessed: all 5000 word report, focusing on tourism development and the management of tourism facilties in a selected overseas destination.100%
Supplementary Assessment Students who fail the module will be required to re-present failed coursework. 

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Outcome 1
Define the concept of development in tourism within a global context

Performance criteria:

Global, National, Regional and Local

Outcome 2
Evaluate the motivations for tourism development
Performance criteria:

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

Outcome 4
Evaluate tourism developments in selected destination areas
Performance criteria:

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

Transferable skills

Common skills which will be developed and assessed:

Managing and developing self
Managing tasks and solving problems
Applying numeracy
Applying technology

Reading Lists

Lea, J (1988) Tourism and development in the third world Routledge
Shaw, G and Williams, A (1994) Critical issues in tourism Blackwell
Vellas, F and Becherel L (1995) International tourism MacMillan
Witt, S F, Brooke, M Z and Buckley, P J (1995) The management of international tourism Routledge
Burns, P and Holden, A (1995) Tourism; a new perspective Prentice Hall
De Kadt, T (1979) Tourism, passport to development George Washington University
Harrison, D (1992) Tourism and less developed countries Belhaven Press
Krippendorf, J (1987) The holiday makers Heinemann


This module is at CQFW Level 5