Full Title:International Tourism Policy and Planning
Module Code:HOSP B7Z04
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in No Programmes
Module Description:This module is designed to provide you with a thorough understanding of the issues related to tourism management and development. The module considers the development of the industry from a public policy perspective and assesses the role of government organisations and institutions in facilitating the management and development of tourism. The module covers a range of issues in this context including the nature of tourism planning, the role of interest groups in policy formulation, the political aspects of tourism development and private public partnerships in tourism management. You will also be introduced to the principles associated with planning and development at the local, national and international levels.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Evaluate the relationship between tourism and government policy in a range of different contexts
  2. Critically reflect on the rationale of government involvement in tourism management and planning
  3. Critically evaluate on the roles of different stakeholders in tourism policy in different destinations
  4. Demonstrate the importance of planning for sustainable tourism development
  5. Determine the impact of international organisations on tourism planning and development

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The rationale for government involvement in tourism;
The types of government involvement; the tourism policy system; structures and stakeholders in tourism policy;
Tourism planning and the planning process;
Tourism planning and the planning process;
The impact of EU policies on tourism development;
The impact of EU policies on tourism development;
Tourism policy and structures in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
Tourism policy and structures in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
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 Group Poster Session/Conference including oral presentation. The assessment requires all members of each group to actively participate in the design of the poster and in its presentation to the class and assessors. This assessment will cover both, the process of 'participation' in the poster design and the 'poster presentation'. Evidence of research, planning, organisation and preparation of the poster will be assessed. Each group will have to upload their poster as a Power Point File to their 2,3,4,5 70.00 0 0 Week 12 0
Open-book Examination Each Student will write an analysis of approx 1250-1500 words on a tourism policy/planning topic of his/her choice which must be verified with the lecturer. 1,2,3,4,5 30.00 0 0 Week 11 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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 In class contact 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study Self Directed Learning - Poster preperation 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading Review of Chapter/paper for online forum 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Online Contact Discussion Forum 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
Recommended Book Resources
  • Hall CM (2008). 2008, Tourism Planning: Policies, Processes and Relationships, 2nd Ed., Harlow: Prentice Hall [ISBN: 9780132046527]
  • Inskeep E (1997), Tourism Planning: an integrated and sustainable development approach., NewYork: Van Nostrand Reinhold [ISBN: 0442001223]
  • Gunn, Clare A.. 2002, Tourism planning :basics, concepts, cases., 4th Ed., New York ;London : : Routledge, 2002.. [ISBN: 0415932688]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Deegan, James and Dineen, D.A, Tourism Policy and Performance – and Irish Perspective, International Thomson Business Press 1997
  • Inskeep E (1994), National and Regional Tourism Planning: Methodologies and Case Studies, London: ITBP.
  • Hall CM and Jenkins, Tourism and Public Policy,, (1995) London: Routledge [ISBN: 9781861529985]
  • A, J Veal, Leisure and Tourism Policy and Planning 2nd Edition, CABI publishing 2002 [ISBN: 9780851995465]
  • David L. Edgell ... [et al.]. 2008, Tourism policy and planning :yesterday, today and tomorrow., Oxford : : Butterworth-Heinemann, c2008. [ISBN: 9780750685573]
  • Bramwell, B. & Lane, B. (Eds) (2000) 2003, Tourism Collaboration and Partnerships: Politics, Practice and Sustainability, Channel View Publications, Clevedon [ISBN: 9781873150795]
  • Dredge, D. & Jenkins, J. (Eds) (2011) 2011, Stories of Practice: Tourism Policy and Planning., Asgate: [ISBN: 9780754679820]
  • Edgell, D.L.; M.D. Allen; Swanson, J. & Smith, G. (2011) 2011, Tourism Policy and Planning: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Routledge (August 15, 2011) New York. [ISBN: 9780750685573]
  • C. Michael Hall, 2008, Tourism Planning: Policies, Processes and Relationships, 2008 • Prentice Hall Essex. [ISBN: 9780132046527]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • n/a: Journals- online versions
  • 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, Eurostat
  • Link: Library Catalogue
  • Link: Library Catalogue
  • Website: www.tourismeducationfutures.orgwww.tourismeducationfutures.org
  • Website: www.atlas-euro.orgwww.atlas-euro.org
  • Website: www.oecd.orgwww.oecd.org
  • Website: www.itic.iewww.itic.ie
  • Website: www.sciencedirect.comwww.sciencedirect.com
  • Website: www.ingentaconnect.comwww.ingentaconnect.com
  • Website: www.unwto.orgwww.unwto.org
  • Website: www.hospitalitynet.org/organizationwww.hospitalitynet.org/organization