Module code: MAN1067

Module Overview

During the 20th century tourism has developed into one of the major activities and industries in the world and it looks set to continue its global importance in the new century. Against this background there is a need to consider the context to this development and to appreciate the current position and influences on the demand for tourism. With this background, students will be able to understand the nature of the industry and its management issues.

Module provider

Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management

Module Leader

ZAINAL ABIDIN Husna (Hosp & Tour)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 4

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 22

Tutorial Hours: 11

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Meaning, nature and definitions of tourism

  • World tourism patterns and influences

  • Tourism suppliers and intermediaries

  • Managing tourism

  • Models of tourism development

  • Consumer behaviour and tourist motivations

  • Human Resources

  • Finance

  • Tourist markets

  • Managing destinations

  • Tourism Strategy

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Examination 1 HOUR EXAM (CLOSED BOOK) 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of the context of tourism and the extent to which they have been able to evaluate the issues.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • Exam (100%)

This is an unseen exam. 50% of the marks are obtained through multiple choice questions, the remaining 50% of the marks come from mini-essay questions.

Formative assessment and feedback

Seminars provide an opportunity for feedback on learning

A mock exam is provided with formative feedback

Module aims

  • The aim of this module is to explore the context for tourism and its management.  It seeks to set out the meaning and nature of tourism and to demonstrate the ways in which it has developed. It then goes on to consider the current scale and patterns of tourist demand, the influences on demand and management of tourism.  

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Explain and challenge the definitions of tourism KC
002 Evaluate the key influences on tourism demand KC
003 Evaluate the key management dimensions of tourism KC
004 Understand and explain the current patterns in world tourism KC

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to explore the development of tourism through to the current patterns of world tourism in order that tourism managers in the future can better manage the industry. 

The learning and teaching methods include weekly 2 hour lectures designed to provide a framework of knowledge. Weekly seminars will offer in-class exercises, case studies and discussions that will be designed to highlight the issues and allow the students to challenge these. Case studies will ensure students appreciate the relevance of the material to the current industry. Exam practice will be offered. Learning will be supported through Surrey Learn.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
International Tourism Management with Transport BSc (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
International Tourism Management BSc (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.