Develops students' understanding of the planning, development and management of tourism destinations. Examines the core theoretical models related to destination development and tourist typologies, as well as managerial issues related to destination management organisations (DMOs), including destination competitiveness and crisis preparation and recovery. This is supported by the use of case studies applied in different contexts (urban, rural, mountain, island and coastal destinations) and scales (national, regional and local).
- Organisation of tourism at destination
- Modelling destination development
- Destination planning
- Destination competitiveness
- The role of destination management organisations
- Risk, crisis and recovery management
- Urban destinations
- Coastal destinations
- Mountain and rural destinations
- Island destinations
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 discuss key concepts, theories and issues in the planning, development, management and marketing of international tourism destinations||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||explain the interrelationships between destination planning and management principles and practices in the context of urban, coastal, rural, mountain and island destinations||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate a critical appreciation of the variety of factors influencing the development of competitive international tourism destinations||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||demonstrate a high level of critical thinking and analytical skill, report writing and communication skills in discussing the planning, management and development of international tourism destinations.||Intellectual rigour|
- The textbook is a recent book published by Prof. Bruce Prideaux from James Cook University, Australia. The book provides an interesting combination of theoretical and practical aspects of destination issues that suit the needs of a unit on international destination management. Although students have access to an online version of this book via the Library catalogue, it is strongly recommended also to have a personal copy for your study and use in class.: Prideaux, B , 2009, Resort destinations: Evolution, management and development, 1st edn, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture online 1 hour (11 weeks)|
|Destination Analysis Report||40%|
|Exam: closed book||40%|
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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