Module Identifier RS36320  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mr Ian P Keirle  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Dr Brian J Garrod, Dr Michael Christie  
Course delivery Lecture   1 x 1 hour lecture per week  
  Lecture   1 x 2 hour lecture per week  
  Practical   6 x 3 hour practicals per semester  
  Seminars / Tutorials   1 x 2 hour seminar per week  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Assignment  50%
Semester Exam2 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4  50%
Supplementary Exam2 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 students 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.

The module aims to:
a.   Teach students to appreciate the need for strategic planning for recreation and tourism at national, European and global scales.
b.   Analyse the approaches and tools available for strategic planning for recreation and tourism
c.   Provide students with an appreciation of contemporary research in recreation and tourism policy and planning   
d.   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.   

Module Skills

Communication Considerable class discussion is developed within this module; furthermore students are also required to write in an academic manner for the assignment.  
Information Technology The assignment will be word processed. IT will need to be used to search for reference material.  

Reading Lists

** General Text
Bramwell B and Lane B (2000) Tourism, collaboration and partnerships: politics, practice and sustainability
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
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
Pilgrim J and Jenkins J (1999) Outdoor recreation management Routledge
Royal Town Planning Institute (2000) Integrated rural strategies: a good practice guide The Royal Town Planning Institute
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
** Essential Reading
Gunn C (1994) Tourism planning; basics, concepts, cases Taylor and Francis

** General Text
Curry N R and Pack C (1993) Planning on presumption in LAND USE POLICY 10 (2) : 140-151
Scott, A J (2000) Planning for recreation in the South Wales countryside: from presumption to empiricism PLANNING PRACTICE AND RESEARCH: 15 (3) : 175-192


This module is at CQFW Level 6