In this unit, students will investigate sustainable tourism products. Students will work in collaborative groups to explore the concept of sustainable tourism, and the context within which contemporary hotel, hospitality and tourism business operate. In line with the evolving nature of the tourism industry and the changing expectations of contemporary customers, students will work in simulated working environments to modify existing tourism products to meet sustainable tourism principles as well as design innovative new sustainable tourism products.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Investigate sustainable tourism products, including travel itineraries and tours;  
  2. Analyse the evolving nature of the sustainable tourism industry and the challenges and problems faced by managers of tourism products;  
  3. Analyse and interpret tourism and sustainability data sets and information to support decision making;  
  4. Appraise an existing tourism product and then modify it in line with sustainable tourism principles; and  
  5. Design a new tourism product in line with sustainable tourism principles.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Weekly online tests 20%
Portfolio Reflective ePortfolio 20%
Project Industry project 50%
Presentation Industry project 10%

Required reading

The Practice of Sustainable Tourism - Resolving the Paradox,
Hughes, M., Weaver, D., Pforr, C., 2015,
Routledge, Australia.

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