Module Identifier RS36320  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Ian P Keirle  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   30 Hours 10 x 2 hour lectures and 10 x 1 hour lectures  
  Seminars / Tutorials   20 Hours 10 x 2 hours  
  Practical   18 Hours 6 x 3 hour practicals  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam3 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4  100%
Supplementary Exam3 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4  100%

Learning outcomes

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

1. Identify and evaluate the process of strategy formation for recreation and tourism ;
2. Assess the range of tools available for plan making;
3   Assess the policies/strategies of organisations involved in planning for recreation and tourism   
4   Discuss present research applications of tourism and recreation policy and planning in practice


This module seeks to make student aware of the strategic planning process as it impacts upon recreation and tourism. The module is delivered in two parts. Part 1 examines the rationale, techniques and tools for strategic planning for recreation and tourism. In Part 2, the module changes focus to examine examples of strategic planning in practice. This draws upon research expertise within the Institute.

To appreciate the need for strategic planning for recreation and tourism at national, European and global scales.
To analyse the approaches and tools available for strategic planning for recreation and tourism
To appreciate contemporary research in recreation and tourism policy and planning   
To evaluate the implementation of recreation and tourism strategies in practice.

Transferable skills

.4 Writing in an academic context
The exam will demand time constrained writing in an academic context. Reading lists will be a major component of the module and students will be expected to read in depth and apply this material to the exam.

.5 Oral discussion and presentation
The use of seminars in the second part of the module will involve active class participation. This is developed but not directly assessed.   

Reading Lists

Bramwell B and Lane B (2000) Tourism, collaboration and partnerships: politics, practice and sustainability

Curry N R and Pack C (1993) Planning on presumption in LAND USE POLICY 10 (2) : 140-151

Curry, N R (1994) Countryside Recreation, Access and Land Use Planning E and F N Spon
Glyptis S (editor) (1993) Leisure and the environment: essays in honour of Professor J A Patmore Belhaven Press
Groome D (1993) Planning and rural recreation in Britain Avebury
** Essential Reading
Gunn C (1994) Tourism planning; basics, concepts, cases Taylor and Francis
Hall, C M and Jenkins, J M (1995) Tourism and public policy Routledge
Inskeep, F (1994) National and regional tourism planning Routledge
Mathieson, N and Wall, G (1989) Tourism: economic, physical and social impacts Longman
Midmore, P R (2000) The economic value of walking in rural Wales Institute of Rural Studies, UWA working paper No. 13
Murphy, P E (1985) Tourism: a community approach Methuen

Scott, A J (2000) Planning for recreation in the South Wales countryside: from presumption to empiricism PLANNING PRACTICE AND RESEARCH: 15 (3) : 175-192

Sidaway, R (1990) Birds and walkers: a review of existing research on access to the countryside and disturbance of birds: a report for the Ramblers' Association Ramblers' Association


This module is at CQFW Level 6