TOURISM POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT - 2022/3

Module code: MAN2101

Module Overview

The successful development of tourism depends on the relationship between the public and private sectors. A key element in this is the development of policies for tourism that can meet the needs of the stakeholders and establish planning goals and instruments. This module explores these policies, considers their formulation and their role in tourism development.

Module provider

Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management

Module Leader

HAZRA Samrat (SII DUFE)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: N830

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 22

Seminar Hours: 11

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None.

Module content


  • Developing tourism destinations

  • Development models, vested interests and power relations in tourism

  • Tourism policies and policy-making

  • The stakeholders in tourism

  • Approaches to planning


Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework GROUP PROJECT WRITTEN REPORT (5000 WORDS) 100

Alternative Assessment

The alternative to the group project for students presenting for summer re-assessment will be an individual report (max. 1500-2000 words) on aspects of tourism policy and development.

Assessment Strategy

The summative assessment of this module consists of: a) a group project (3000 words) designed to encourage students to analyse  aspects of tourism policy and development through working with their peers. Each student group will submit a written report. ; b) a closed book final exam aimed at assessing individual student’s understanding of key theories, issues and challenges in tourism policy and development

Formative assessment and feedback

Assignment briefing and formative feedback are provided dedicated to guiding the preparation of the assignments.

Assessment Criteria:

In order to achieve the threshold standard for the award of credits for this module, the student must meet the following criteria related to the learning outcomes described above:


  • be able to critically evaluate the main approaches to tourism development

  • be able to explain the key factors in the policy environment for tourism development

  • be aware of the literature relating to this topic



To pass this module, students must demonstrate a familiarity with the subjects of tourism policy and tourism development, and be able to research, organise and examine relevant material in a critical and constructive manner. 

Module aims

  • The aims of the module are to examine the development of tourism destinations and the position and priorities of the stakeholders in tourism; to outline tourism policy-making as a background to analysing tourism policies; and to examine planning processes. As a part of this students will be expected to critically analyse tourism development outcomes in different situations.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Understand the development of tourism destinations and to suggest and justify approaches to development in different situations KCT
2 Identify and evaluate the importance of the main stakeholders in tourism and in particular to recognise the relative importance of the public and private sectors in tourism policy and the tourism development process KCP
3 Understand the development of tourism policies and evaluate different policies KCP
4 Develop skills in communication, academic research and writing PT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The teaching and learning strategy is to provide students with key information and background knowledge in the fields of tourism policy and development and to encourage them to explore and critically evaluate theoretical perspectives as well as practical examples in those areas.

The teaching and learning methods include lectures designed to provide a framework of knowledge; exercises to provide opportunities for students to gather and interpret their own material; and classroom-based discussions and tasks to challenge their thinking. There will be a two hour lecture and one hour seminar each week.

The assessment methods are designed to allow students to demonstrate their insight into the policy and planning processes and the extent to which they are able to draw upon this knowledge in analysing and addressing tourism policy and development problems.

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.

Reading list

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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 2022/3 academic year.