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.
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
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||analyse and synthesise concepts and theories from complex seminal tourism systems||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||examine important elements and environments of international tourism systems and interpret their interconnectivity||Creativity||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||examine the complexity of concepts of sustainable tourism in international tourism systems||Creativity||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||distinguish important values related to sustainable tourism (knowledge, ethics, professionalism, mutuality, stewardship) to become responsible leaders and stewards of tourism||Creativity||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Cooper, C, 2012, Essentials of Tourism, 1st edn, Pearson Education Limited, Essex, England. ISBN: 978 0 273 72438 4.
Teaching and assessment
Melbourne - The Hotel School
|Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)|
Sydney - The Hotel School
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