TOURISM MANAGEMENT - 2020/1
Module code: MAN1067
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.
Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management
GKRITZALI Alkmini (Hosp & Tour)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: N832
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
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
- Tourist markets
- Managing destinations
- Tourism Strategy
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||1 HOUR EXAM (CLOSED BOOK)||100|
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
- 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.
|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|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 22
Tutorial Hours: 11
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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