Module Identifier RS24310  
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 Assignment Outcomes assessed: 4, 5  50%
Semester Exam2 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3  50%
Supplementary Assessment Candidates must re-sit the examination or submit a report on the subject of their presentation assignment, depending upon which element 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:

a. Demonstrate their understanding of the concept of development in tourism
b. Apply the concept of development to international tourism
c. Evaluate tourism development strategies in a range of destination countries and regions

Module Skills

Communication Students are required to complete a written report 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. Students' ability to communicate in writing will be assessed through the examination.  
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 effectively and play an active part in the group's activities.  
Information Technology Students will access the Internet when gathering informationfor 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 Power Point slideshow. This will all be assessed in the presentation.  

Reading Lists

** General Text
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
** Recommended Text
Mowforth, M and Munt, I (2003) Tourism and sustainability: development and new tourism in the Third World 2nd edition. Routledge 041527169X
Patullo, P (2005) Last resorts: the cost of tourism in the Caribbean 2nd edition. Latin American Bureau
Sharpley, R and Telfer, D J (editors) (2002) Tourism and development: concepts and issues Channel View 1873150342
Todaro, M P (2001) Economic development Addison-Wesley 0273655493
** Recommended Consultation
Ghimire, K B (2001) The native tourise: tourism within developing countries Earthscan 1853838047

** 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