The aim of this unit is to provide an overview of current and future trends and issues relating to international tourism and hospitality. The approach will have a sectoral and/or a thematic focus. Topics will change over time, reflecting their relative importance to international tourism, hospitality and events. The unit aims to develop students' abilities to critically evaluate data and information from a wide range of secondary sources and to interpret the implications that trends and issues have for the tourism, hospitality and events industries in the future. Students will engage with the content through a range of activities associated with contemporary cases and issues. Activities will include guest lecturers, peer learning, debates, discussions and online activities. Student learning will be guided and assessed through a combination of tests, a group presentation and facilitated workshop and a research group report.