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Module Title
Tourism Destination Development
Reference BS2148 Version 4
Created February 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 8
Approved June 2013 SCQF Points 15
Amended June 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide the student with an ability to appraise the theories and related processes associated with the development of tourism destinations.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Explain the theoretical concepts related to tourism destination development.
2 Explain the rationale for developing tourism to a particular receiving destination.
3 Discuss the difficulties associated with attracting both national and international tourists.
4 Identify trends for the future development of tourism destinations.

Indicative Module Content
The rationale for tourism developments from local, national and international perspectives. The role of regional, national and European organisations. The economic benefits associated with tourism development and the social and environmental drawbacks associated with these developments. Difficulties and problems associated with identifying future trends and the forecasting of possible future destinations.

Module Delivery
This module focuses on the development of tourism destinations by integrating theory, case studies and field work. Theories and core concepts will be delivered with keytone lectures supported by tutorials, student centred sessions and case studies. The relationship between theory and practice will be highlighted with the use of field trips and case studies and students will practise and apply skills learned.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 24 24
Non-Contact Hours 126 126
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Description: Report to be produced on the rationale for developing tourism products.

Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60-69%
C 50-59%
D 40-49%
E 35-39&
F 0-34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to SCQF8 entry requirements or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

Students will be expected to contribute to the cost of field visit.

1 BOWEN, D., ZUBAIR, S. and ALTINAY, L., 2016. Politics and tourism destination development: the evolution of power. Journal of Travel Research
2 LIAO, X.Y., SO, S.I. and LAM, D., 2016. Residents' perceptions of the role of leisure satisfaction and quality of life in overall tourism development: case of a fast-growing tourism destination - Macao. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 21(10), pp.1100-1113.
3 THEOBALD, W.F., ed. 2005. Global tourism. 3rd ed. Burlington, MA: Elsevier.
4 VIKEN, A. and GRANAS, B., 2016. Tourism destination development: turns and tactics. London: Routledge.

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