Examines the social, cultural, political, economic, technological and biophysical environment and conditions that shape tourism planning and policy development. Key themes explored in this unit are relationships between the state, business and society; the scale and the characteristics of each particular environment milieu in which tourism planning takes place.
It is vitally important for managers in the international travel and tourism industry to develop knowledge and understanding of the environments of tourism. Tourism 'environments' can encompass the social, political, cultural, economic, technological and biophysical. Students of this unit will learn about the interactions between elements of tourism and these environments and the implications these interactions have in real world situations. This unit is structured around eight topics as follows:
Topic 1 Overview of Tourism Planning Environments
Topic 2 The state, institutions and actors in tourism planning environments
Topic 3 Historical factors influencing tourism planning environments
Topic 4 Trends, perspectives and practice in tourism planning environments
Topic 5 Tourism planning and policy
Topic 6 National, Regional and Local destination planning environments
Topic 7 Discursive policy making
Topic 8 Skills and knowledge for tourism planning.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify, justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions and explain key terms and concepts associated with tourism planning and policy environments||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||critically evaluate the range and interplay of factors shaping tourism planning processes and policy making||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||apply creative, strategic and critical thinking to specialist problem-solving, be adaptive to new circumstances, and generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at both an abstract and practical level of tourism planning practice.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
- Hardcopy edition: Dredge, D & Jenkins, J, 2007, Tourism Planning and Policy, John Wiley & Sons, Milton. ISBN: 978-0-470-80776-7.
- e-Copy edition: Dredge, D & Jenkins, J, 2012, Tourism Planning and Policy, John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 978-0-7303-0260-5.
Teaching and assessment
Melbourne - The Hotel School
|Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)|
|Response to Discussion Paper||30%|
|On line short-answer test||10%|
Sydney - The Hotel School
Commonwealth Supported courses
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