|| RS12810 |
|| THE TOURISM INDUSTRY |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Mr Raymond D Youell |
|| Semester 1 |
| Course delivery
|| Practical || 6 Hours 2 x 3 hour |
|| Lecture || 22 Hours 11 x 2 hour |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 4, 5 ||50%|
|Semester Assessment|| Report on the development of tourism in a selected country Assignment: Outcomes assessed: 3 and 5 ||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Students who fail the module overall will be required to retake the element(s) that led to the failure.|| |
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.
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.
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.
.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.
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.
** Essential Reading
Youell, R (1998) Tourism: an introduction
Addison Wesley Longman
Burns P and Holden A (1995) Tourism: A new perspective
Cooper C et al (1998) Tourism: Principles and practice
Holloway C (1998) The business of tourism
This module is at CQFW Level 4