Unit aim

Explains the characteristics, dynamics and complexity of international tourism systems. An important aim of this unit is to develop students' critical thinking and analytical skills to examine and synthesise concepts and theories of seminal tourism systems theories in contrast to examples drawn from international contexts.

Unit content

Topic 1 Introduction to international tourism systems

Topic 2 Tourism systems theories

Topic 3 Important international tourism systems

Topic 4 International tourism motivators

Topic 5 Sustainable tourism in international tourism systems

Topic 6 The role of tourist attractions and experiences in international tourism systems

Topic 7 The role of transport in international tourism systems

Topic 8 The role of tourism industries in international tourism systems

Topic 9 The role of national governments and policy in international tourism systems

Topic 10 Technological influences on international tourism systems

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Cooper, C, 2012, Essentials of Tourism, 1st edn, Pearson Education Limited, Essex: England. ISBN: 978 0 273 72438 4.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 3 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Critical review20%
Annotated Bibliography30%
Case study50%

Online

Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Critical review20%
Annotated Bibliography30%
Case study50%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 3 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Critical review20%
Annotated Bibliography30%
Case study50%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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