|1.||Critically review the key trends driving change in the tourism and destination management sector at both local and global levels to assist decision making;|
|2.||Deduce key trends through interpreting and critiquing academic theory and current industry practice of the key challenges that the sector faces;|
|3.||Analyse complex problems including industry disruptions to successfully advance sector competitiveness and consumer satisfaction;|
|4.||Concisely advocate and substantiate professional judgments to a variety of audiences through a diagnosis of emerging challenges that may inhibit growth in the sector, proposing creative strategies to combat them exemplifying ethical responsibility and evidence-based decision-making;|
|5.||Cross-examine inter-cultural understandings, transnational relations, sustainability agendas and economic development in the context of contemporary tourism, hospitality and event management issues and their contribution to local and global communities.|
|Assignment||Contemporary Issues in Tourism and Destination Management assignment plan (week 4)||10%|
|Literature Review||Academic Journal Analysis - no more than 1000 words on each article (weeks 3, 6 & 9)||30%|
|Assignment||Final assignment - 3000 word report (week 10)||40%|
|Presentation||Each student will present on an aspect of their contemporary issues report (weeks 10-12)||20%|
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