Module Identifier RS24310  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Brian J Garrod  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours 11 x 2 hour lectures  
  Practical   6 Hours 2 x 3 hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3  50%
Semester Assessment Assignment Outcomes assessed: 4, 5  50%
Supplementary Assessment Candidates must re-take the element(s) of assessment that led to failing the module  100%

Learning outcomes

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

1. define the concept of development in tourism within a global context
2. evaluate the motivations for tourism development
3. assess how the public, private and voluntary sectors facilitate tourism development
4. evaluate tourism developments in selected destination areas
5. analyse tourism development processes


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.

It aims to enable students to:

? demonstrate their understanding of the concept of development in tourism
? apply the concept of development to international tourism
? evaluate tourism development strategies in a range of destination countries and regions

Transferable skills

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

.2 IT and information handling
Students will access the Internet when gathering information for their written assignment. The report on tourism development
will be word processed and will include graphical data on the scope and scale of tourism in the selected country or region.

4 Writing in an academic context
Students will be expected to carry out a wide-ranging literature review on the concept of tourism development for both
parts of their assessment. The outcomes of this process will be incorporated into their written assignment and answers to
examination questions.

.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
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
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


This module is at CQFW Level 5