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Area/Catalogue
TOUR 5008

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
169431

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Management

Course aim

The course aims to develop the students’ management skills and competencies in developing and managing Information & Communication Technology (ICT) innovations in tourism and events. The course identifies and analyses the industry applications and impacts of the latest technological advances.

Course content

The course syllabus consists of the following topics: ICT: characteristics and features of the latest technological advances;  ICT and impacts on the tourism/event demand: cyberpsychology and impacts on tourists’ behaviour, decision making and travel planning processes; ICT and implications on the tourism/events experiences; Smart tourism/events services: features and impacts; Smart tourism destinations; Peer-to-peer platforms and sharing economy transformations in tourism and events; Social media marketing in tourism/hospitality/events; Big data analytics in tourism and events; Destination Management Systems (DMS): definition, tools, applications and impacts; Blockchain implications in tourism/events.


Textbook(s)

SIGALA, M. & Gretzel, U. 2018, Advances in Social Media for Travel, Tourism and Hospitality: New Perspectives, Practice and Cases, 1st Edition, Routledge, London

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 3 hour x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Online 30 hours equiv x NA
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours x NA

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
Critical analysis 3000 words 50% NA
Assignment 3000 words 50% NA
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Critical analysis 3000 words 50% NA
Assignment 3000 words 50% NA
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Critical analysis 3000 words 50% NA
Assignment 3000 words 50% NA

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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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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