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Area/Catalogue
TOUR 3006

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
100572

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Management

Course aim

This course offers students an opportunity to study the policy, planning, development and management of one of the fastest growing sectors in the global economy. Viewing tourism as a major influence on socio-cultural, environmental and economic sectors, the course investigates the planning and development of tourism in a strategic and embedded way. This course encourages students to consider site specific, local, regional and global influences and implications of tourism development as a path to economic development and positive futures for places and communities around the world. The primary aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and understanding to critically reflect on diverse approaches to tourism planning and how sustainable and fair futures might be better secures.

Course content

This course addresses: critical understandings of terms tourism, policy, planning, development and economic growth; understanding sustainability in a tourism context and the tensions with goals for economic growth; the impacts of the sustainable development paradigm; changing dimensions of tourism planning and reason to plan; an overview of tourism impacts and sustainable planning for tourism; planning and policy as theory and systems approaches to tourism; understanding integrated planning processes, strategic tourism planning, coordination, collaboration and stakeholder management; understanding the complex layers of tourism planning from the global to the local, multiple layers of governance and roles of different organisations and authorities; ethics and notions of the public good in tourism policy and planning; planning destinations and competition and cooperation; sustainable site design through an ecological approach; the problem of implementation of plans and policies and instruments for implementing policy; special topics in tourism policy and planning for critical and contemporary insight; developing a thoughtful, engaged and reflective approach to tourism and events management, sustainability as a holistic paradigm.

Textbook(s)

Hall, CM 2008, Tourism Planning: Policies, Processes and Relationships, 2nd edn, Pearson Education, England

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
TOUR 1001 Understanding Travel and Tourism

Plus successful completion of 49.5 units.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 3 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Workshop 3 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Project 2500 words 50% N//A
Examination N/A 50% 2.5 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Project 2500 words 50% N//A
Examination N/A 50% 2.5 hours
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Project 2500 words 50% N//A
Examination N/A 50% 2.5 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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