Module Identifier RD24810  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Dr Brian J Garrod  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   1 x 2 hour lecture per week  
  Practical   2 x 3 hour practicals per semester  
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.100%

Learning outcomes

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

Outcome 1
Define the concept of development in tourism within a global context
Performance criteria:
a. Evaluate contrasting models of tourism development
b. Assess the role of agents of tourism development
c. Appreciate the objectives of tourism development
d. Appreciate the geographical contexts of tourism development
Global, National, Regional and Local

Outcome 2
Evaluate the motivations for tourism development
Performance criteria:
a. Assess economic considerations for tourism development
b. Assess socio-cultural considerations for tourism development
c. Assess environmental considerations for tourism development
d. Understand the political significance of tourism development
Global, National, Regional and Local

Outcome 3
Assess how the public, private and voluntary sectors facilitate tourism development
Performance criteria:
a. Evaluate partnerships in tourism development
b. Critically investigate public policy in tourism
c. Assess public, private and voluntary sector tourism development initiatives
Global, National, Regional and Local

Outcome 4
Evaluate tourism developments in selected destination areas
Performance criteria:
a. Assess environmental issues associated with tourism development
b. Evaluate socio-cultural issues associated with tourism development
c. Assess host-guest relationships and other community issues
d. Appreciate sustainable tourism principles and practices in destination areas
Global, National, Regional and Local

Outcome 5
Extend awareness of tourism management through analysis of tourism development processes
Performance criteria:
a. Assess manpower planning and employment issues in tourism development
b. Evaluate tourism marketing strategies in identified destination areas
c. Assess strategy formulation as a function of tourism development
Global, National, Regional and Local

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 understanding 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.

Module Skills

Communication Students are required to prepare and deliver a presentation on tourism development as part of their assessment. They will also be allocated as discussants with the task of listening to presentations made by other students, and asking appropriate questions. This will form part of the marking scheme of the presentation assignment.  
Team work The presentation assignment will be undertaken in small groups. This will require students to set their group's goals, plan their group's activities and play an active part in the group's activities.  
Information Technology Students will access the Internet when gathering information for their presentation assignment, as well as the library on-line catalogue. They will also be required to present statistical data in appropriate formats, including tables and graphs. They will need to prepare and use an effective PowerPoint slide show. This will all be assessed in the presentation.  

Reading Lists

** General Text
Burns, P and Holden, A (1995) Tourism; a new perspective Prentice Hall 0131915525
De Kadt, E (1979) Tourism, passport to development Oxford University Press 0195201507
Harrison, D (1995) Tourism and less developed countries CABI 0851998305
Krippendorf, J (1992) The holiday makers. Understanding the impacts of leisure and travel Butterworth-Heinemann 0750604417
Lea, J (1988) Tourism and development in the third world Routledge 0415006716
Shaw, G and Williams, A (2001) Critical issues in tourism Blackwell 0631224149
Vellas, F and Becherel L (1995) International tourism MacMillan 0333615239
Witt, S F, Brooke, M Z and Buckley, P J (1995) The management of international tourism Routledge 0415125049
** Recommended Text
Mowforth, M and Munt, I (2003) Tourism and sustainability: development and new tourism in the Third World 2nd. Routledge 041527169X
Sharpley, R and Telfer, D J (editors) (2002) Tourism and development: concepts and issues Channel View 1873150342
Todaro, M P Economic development Addison-Wesley 0273655493
** Consult For Futher Information
Ghimire, K B (2001) The native tourist: tourism within developing countries Earthscan 1853838047
Patullo, P (2005) Last resorts: the cost of tourism in the Caribbean 2nd edition. :atin American Bureau

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


This module is at CQFW Level 5