INTERNATIONAL TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

THS3INT

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will investigate tourism as a force for economic development and will consider the problems inherent in a cross-cultural context. You will be shown the size and scope of international tourism and will analyse its business potential from an Australian perspective. You will examine the various factors which influence international tourism such as political factors (including terrorism and government stability), economic factors (balance of trade, multiplier effect), transportation (particularly air links), cultural factors (historic links and cultural differences) and climatic and health factors.


SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClare Lade

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites THS1THE and BUS1BUF or BUS1BIB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTHS3INT: International Tourism Book of ReadingsRecommendedLa Trobe UniversityLA TROBE UNIVERSITY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the development and features of international tourism

Activities:
Research Report; Reflective Exercises; Final Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Apply critical analysis and evaluation of current issues at the forefront of international tourism

Activities:
Media Exercise; Research Report; Reflective Exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Demonstrate their research and critiquing skills as they apply to international tourism in the Asia Pacific region

Activities:
Media Exercise; Final Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Analyse the international tourism environment

Activities:
Reflective Exercises; Final Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Predict and discuss the probable future directions of international tourism

Activities:
Research Report; Reflective Exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClare Lade

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1-3 hours of online learning and assessment activities prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One Individual Research exercise (Report format, 1750 words per student)30 01, 02, 04
One 2-hour final examination (equivalent to 1500 words)30 01, 04, 05
Reflective exercises (equivalent to 250 words)Via OneNote and participation in class discussion required by each student in regards to their completed reflections.20 04, 05
Media exercise (Article analysis, 1000 words per student)20 02, 03, 05

Singapore (SIM), 2019, Week 05-16, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClare Lade

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 05 - 16
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In addition, students are expected to undertake between 1-3 hours of online learning and assessment activities prior to class."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One Individual Research exercise (Report format, 1750 words per student)30 01, 02, 04
One 2-hour final examination (equivalent to 1500 words)30 01, 04, 05
Reflective exercises (equivalent to 250 words)Via OneNote and participation in class discussion required by each student in regards to their completed reflections.20 04, 05
Media exercise (Article analysis, 1000 words per student)20 02, 03, 05