Full Title:The Geography of Travel and Tourism
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:TOUR B7001
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 11 programme(s)
Module Description:This module will provide the learner with an understanding of a range of theories, issues and trends within of the geography of tourism on an international scale.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Understand the linkages of tourism demand and supply
  2. Recognise and explain the geography of transport in tourism
  3. Identify the models of tourism flows relevant to the industry
  4. Describe and interpret the linkages of climate and tourism
  5. Describe the key geographical resources of a tourism location

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The Geography of Demand
Tourism demand, types of tourism demand, demand in a destination, elements that initiate demand.
The Geography of Supply
Tourism supply, components of tourism supply, matching supply and demand.
The Geography of transport in tourism
Transport modes, transport management within the destination
Climate and tourism
Relationship of climate and tourism, impacts of climate change on tourism.
Models of tourism flows
Relevant tourism flow models
Tourism and local geographies
Countries and their local resources
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Group Project A group project will be submitted which will be based on a specific geographical location and its tourism resources. 1,2,5 60.00 0 0 Week 10 0
Class Test 2 x individual class test which may be completed online, will address all learning outcomes. 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 0 0 Week 6 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture delivery using various classroom assessment techniques 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading Readings as directed to supplement lecture content 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study Learners will be required to review material covered in lectures. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Lew, A., Hall, M., & Timothy, D. 2008, World Geography of Travel and Tourism, A Regional Approach., 1st Edition Ed., Butterworth Heinemann [ISBN: 978-0-7506-7978-7]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Boniface, B. and Cooper, C. 2005, Worldwide Destinations The geography of Travel and Tourism, Butterworth Heinemann 2005 Fourth Edition
  • Boniface, B. and Cooper, C. 2005, Worldwide Destinations Casebook The geography of Travel and Tourism, Butterworth Heinemann 2005 Fourth Edition
  • Charles R. Goeldner, J. R. Brent Ritchie, Robert W. McIntosh, Tourism: Principles, Practices, Philosophies, 9th Edition, September 2002
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • n/a: Academic Journals: Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management; World Development; Current Issues in Tourism; Tourism in Hospitality Research; Tourism Economics; Tourism Geographies, Journal of Transport Geography, Tourism Recreation Research; Tourism
  • n/a: Reports and Statistics: World Tourism Organisation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Euro stat

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DK_BCPSS_6 Certificate in Pre-Sessional English 1 Elective
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650 Higher Certificate in Arts in Event Studies 2 Elective
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