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.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically evaluate trends and issues affecting international tourism/hospitality;  
  2. Critically review a wide range of secondary data and information sources relating to international tourism/hospitality industry trends;  
  3. Analyse important, complex and often unpredictable problems in tourism and hospitality;  
  4. Work collaboratively in a team to conceptualise means to address a specific issue in international tourism and hospitality;  
  5. Advocate and justify means to address a specific issue in international tourism and hospitality in a presentation and workshop;  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test In class 20%
Presentation Group Presentation and Workshop 20%
Test In class 20%
Report Group Research Report 40%

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