The aim of this unit is to introduce the study of tourism, hospitality and events combining a theoretical approach to the concepts involved with a practical orientation to specific issues and their inter-relationships. It covers a systems perspective on the essential elements of tourism, hospitality and events management, including the social and environmental consequences of tourism, events, transport, accommodation, food and beverages and special interest tourism.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Investigate the nature, scope and significance of tourism, hospitality and events;  
  2. Analyse the structure of the tourism, hospitality and event industries, as well as interpret components of the tourism system using an analytical framework;  
  3. Reflect upon and apply a range of fundamental principles and complex techniques to analyse existing major events, festivals and organised spectacles in the areas of business, sport and leisure and improve event outcomes;  
  4. Recommend solutions to problems and challenges in events and hospitality industry settings where culture and community values impact on the provision of an effective contemporary industry;  
  5. Evaluate collaboratively the needs of the modern consumer and the importance of experience; and,  
  6. Locate and interpret statistical data relating to specified tourism and events activities.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Online Quiz 15%
Report Written Report (Individual) 20%
Report Group Simulation Report 35%
Test In-class Test 30%

Required reading

Essentials of Tourism (2nd ed.).
Cooper, C. (2016).
United Kingdom: Pearson.

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