Module Identifier RD24810  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
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 Report Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 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 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
Performance criteria:

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 0415006716
Shaw, G and Williams, A (2001) Critical issues in tourism Blackwell 0631224149
Witt, S F, Brooke, M Z and Buckley, P J (1995) The management of international tourism Routledge 0415125049
Burns, P and Holden, A (1995) Tourism; a new perspective Prentice Hall 0131915525
Vellas, F and Becherel L (1995) International tourism MacMillan 0333615239
De Kadt, E (1979) Tourism, passport to development Oxford University Press 0195201507
Krippendorf, J (1992) The holiday makers. Understanding the impacts of leisure and travel Butterworth-Heinemann 0750604417
Harrison, D (1995) Tourism and less developed countries CABI 0851998305
** Recommended Text
Todaro, M P Economic development Addison-Wesley 0273655493
** Should Be Purchased
Mowforth, M and Munt, I (2003) Tourism and sustainability: development and new tourism in the Third World 2nd. Routledge 041527169X
** Consult For Futher Information
Sharpley, R and Telfer, D J (editors) (2002) Tourism and development: concepts and issues Channel View 1873150342
Ghimire, K B (2001) The native tourist: tourism within developing countries Earthscan 1853838047
Patullo, P (1996) Last resorts: the cost of tourism in the Caribbean Cassell 0304336920

** Recommended Text
Annals of Tourism Research
Journal of Sustainable Tourism
Current Issues in Tourism
Journal of Travel Research
ETB Insights
Tourism Management
International Journal of Tourism Research


This module is at CQFW Level 5