Tourism Hospitality Environment and Industry
Tourism, Leisure, International, Economic, Social, Political, Environmental
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|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to SCQF 7 entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To provide the student with an understanding of the travel, tourism, leisure and hospitality industries and their importance to national and international economies.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Understand and apply theoretical concepts and models relevant to the leisure and tourism academic disciplines|
||Appraise the public and private sector structure in place to deliver national tourism. This will include key stakeholders: National Tourism Organisations (NTOs), Destination Management Organisations (DMOs), trade associations, local government, and national governments.|
||Appreciate the: social, economic, political, and environmental costs and benefits of tourism in the widest sense (individual, business, nationally and as a society) |
||Appraise the concepts of sharing economy and experience economy in the context of tourism |
||Appraise national and global travel provision and its links with the wider tourism industry|
||Understand how cultural variables affect management decisions within the tourism and hospitality industries|
Indicative Module Content
The development of the travel, tourism, leisure and hospitality industries will be studied in relation to both the micro and macro environments in which they operate; the political and economic importance of the industries in regional, national and international contexts are balanced against the social and environmental consequences of developing tourism related industries; the managerial and operational strategies currently associated with the four industries are highlighted. The industries are analysed in the context of the wider global environment. Who the tourist is, key tourist destinations and the tourism product offered. A geographical focus on domestic and international tourism destinations.
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Mode of Delivery
Key concepts are introduced and illustrated through the use of lectures, tutorial sessions, field trips, case studies, student centred learning exercises, industrial visits and guest lectures.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3|
|Component 2 ||4,5,6|
Coursework one will consist of a group presentation worth 50%
Coursework two will consist of an individual report worth 50%
|1.||COOPER, C. et al., 2008. Tourism: principles and practice. 4th ed. London: Pitman Publishing.|
|2.||GARROD, B., FYALL, F. and LEASK, A., 2002. Scottish visitor attractions: managing visitor impacts. Tourism Management, 23(3), pp.265-279.|
|3.||PAGE, S. and CONNELL, J., 2009. Tourism; a modern synthesis. 3rd ed. London: Cengage Learning. ebook|
|4.||PENDER, L. and SHARPLEY, R., eds., 2005. The management of tourism. London: Sage. ebook|
Students may be required to contribute to the costs of field visits.