Tourism and Development
- Module code
- Module leader
- Dr Richard Baines
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 18 hours
- Teaching period
- Mondays PM
This module explores recreation and tourism in relation to their impacts on rural communities and their environments both in the UK and abroad. Tourism is set in the context of the UN global code of ethics and the World Travel and Tourism Council’s guidance and standards. The sustainability of tourism impacts are evaluated in relation to the development of public policies and plans as well as in relation to the private sector initiatives and practices. The module then explores sustainable development strategies for rural tourism development including evaluation techniques, business operations and evaluation.
Particular focus is given to the exploitation of natural resources for tourism including protected area management.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Identify and critically assess the impacts of rural tourism (both locally and internationally) on local communities, their livelihoods and the environment.
- Evaluate development policies and plans that embrace rural tourism and critically assess their contribution to sustainable development.
- Develop and justify sustainable strategies for rural tourism developments (ranging from policies to individual business ventures).
|Coursework||1 x comparison of UN WTO and WTTC guidance and standards||20%|
|Coursework||1 x case study (Policy – Business level)||40%|
|Examination||1 x 2 hour unseen exam||40%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Curry, N. (1994). Countryside Recreation, Access and Land Use Planning. E & F N Spon.
- Davidson, R., Holloway, J.C. and Humphreys, C. (2009). The Business of Tourism. (8th edition). Pearson Education.
- German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (1997). Biodiversity and Tourism: Conflicts on the World's Seacoasts and Strategies for their Solution. Springer.
- Gilg, A.W. (1996). Countryside Planning. Routledge.
- Glytis, S. (1991). Countryside Recreation. Harlow Longman.
- Mowforth, M. and Munt, I. (1998). Tourism and Sustainability. New Tourism in the Third World. Routledge, London,
- Page, S.A. (2011). Tourism Management: An Introduction. (4th edition). Butterworth-Heinemann Publications.
- Przezborska, L., Sznajder, M. and Scrimgeour, F. (2009). Agritourism. CABI.
- Ravenscroft, N. (1992). Recreation Planning and Department. Macmillan.
- Shaw, G. and Williams, A. (2004). Tourism and Tourism Spaces. Sage Publications.
- Therivel et al. (1992). Strategic Environmental Assessment. Earthscan.
- UNEP (2003). Tourism and local agenda 21; the role of local authorities in sustainable tourism. UNEP.
- Voase, R. (2002). Tourism in Western Europe: A Collection of Case Histories. CABI Publishing.
- World Tourism Organization (2003). Tourism in a Globalized Society: proceedings: seminar, Alexandria, Egypt. World Tourism Organization.
- World Tourism Organization (2001). Tourism Market Trends; Europe. WTO.