Tourism Development and the Environment
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This Level 5 paper provides an in-depth analysis of the linkages between sustainable tourism development and impacts of tourism at the destination, activities (attraction, events, accommodation, food and beverage, transportation and amenities, and technologies such as the Internet, etc.) and the trends and themes of the tourist resources. The paper also provides analysis of tourist operations, challenges and the future of tourism.
I believe in active learning and give due recognition to participants’ point of view based on previous learning or work experience. The paper consists of components such as lectures, discussions, case studies, reports, calculations, and presentation in a syndicate or individual to achieve the learning objectives of the course. Any or all relevant materials, readings, etc. will be used to enhance the learning experience of the participants. You are encouraged to participate in all learning activities of the session.
Hence the session structure is expected to enable students to:
- Gain a greater appreciation of the key issues,
- Develop appropriate reading of journal articles for each topic with help from lecturer,
- Develop an awareness of tourism management for advancement,
- Develop critical and analytical skills,
- Improve the skills required in preparing and presenting written and oral materials.
- Actively participate in discussion and debate over contemporary issues in tourism development and environment.
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
This paper is offered from the perspective of tourism development and environment management. It will examine systems and tools for the improvement of tourism industry, its operations and impacts on society, environment and sustainability. A practical approach will be taken and issues will be considered from the perspective of "...why should tourism operators be familiar with such issues, and what practical benefit will such knowledge give to the tourism industry?"
Note: Participants should keep this perspective in mind when examining each issue in this paper, preparing and presenting work for assessments. On completion of this paper participants should be able to from a management viewpoint:
Linked to the following assessments:
- Identify and analyse linkage between tourism themes, concepts and issues.
- Scrutinise and evaluate systems and tools for development and operation of the tourism industry.
- Identify and describe tourism impacts and sustainable practices in the tourism industry.
- Evaluate and synthesise trends and themes in the use of tourist resources.
- Critically analyse tourism planning and development in terms of its characteristics and future outlook.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a diverse business clientele.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
|1. Class Activities (Portfolio)||
17 Oct 2020
|2. Attraction Design Presentation||
31 Jul 2020
|3. Practical Topic Review||
11 Sep 2020
|4. Final Report||
23 Oct 2020
Required and Recommended Readings*
Journal articles listed for each topic on Moodle.
- Slocum, Susan L., Abena Aidoo, Kelly McMahon. (2020). The Business of Sustainable Tourism Development and Management. 1st Edition. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-138-49214-1
- Kelly Bricker, Rosemary Black, & Stuart Cottrell. (2013) Sustainable Tourism & the Millennium Development Goals. 1st Edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN: 978-1-4496-2823-9
- Dimitrios Diamantis. (2011) Ecotourism: Management and Assessment. 1st Edition. South-Western, Cengage Learning. ISBN: 9781844800476
Useful websites for this paper are:
- www.tourism.govt.nz– Ministry of Economic Development: Tourism Strategy Group
- www.world-tourism.org– World Tourism Organisation
- www.lgnz.co.nz– Local Government New Zealand
- www.doc.govt.nz– Department of Conservation
- www.mfe.govt.nz– Ministry for the Environment
Key tourism journals for this paper are:
- Tourism Management
- Journal of Travel Research.
- Annals of Tourism Research
- Journal of Sustainable Tourism
- Journal of Ecotourism
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1. Plagiarism means "presenting as one's own work the work of another, and includes the copying or paraphrasing of another person's work in an assessment item without acknowledging it as the other person's work through full and accurate referencing; it applies to assessment presented through a written, spoken, electronic, broadcasting, visual performance or other medium." (University of Waikato, Assessment Regulations).
2. Plagiarism is prohibited by University regulations and is a disciplinable offence. (Refer to the Assessment Regulations clause 8.2 and 8.3 located in the Calendar). A breach of the Assessment Regulations is defined as misconduct under the Discipline Regulations (clause 6(2)(d).).
3. Disciplinary action taken against students established as having plagiarised will be determined by the extent of the plagiarism and the standard of scholarship reasonably expected of the student given their level within the University. A lack of awareness of the regulations relating to plagiarism will not be accepted as an acceptable defence to a plagiarism charge.
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5. The School reserves the right to subject all assignments and other coursework submitted towards papers in the School to scrutiny via an electronic plagiarism detection tool.
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“I certify that this assignment is all my own work and does not include any copying or paraphrasing of another person's work. Where I have referred to another person's work I have referenced in accordance with Waikato Management School's referencing policy (as stated in the Waikato Management School Quality Assurance Manual.) I understand that Waikato Management School may submit this assignment to a web-based plagiarism detection tool and give permission for the assignment to be used in that way."
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6. If a student is suspected of plagiarism the Summary Jurisdiction process shall be followed in accordance with the University’s Student Discipline Regulations (Part 3 Clause 14 and 15):
Summary jurisdiction is described in the University Calendar as a process for dealing with a complaint of misconduct, where a designated person has authority, individually, to obtain and hear evidence, arrive at a judgement and, within the terms of that authority as defined in the Student Discipline Regulations 2008, impose a penalty (Student Discipline Regulations Part 1 Clause 4)
1) Summary jurisdiction may be delegated to Chief Examiners (for the School this means department chairs, and for Corporate & Executive Education this means the Director of the Centre for Corporate & Executive Education) with respect to cases of alleged plagiarism or cheating provided that:
a) the chief examiner has followed the process prescribed by the Chairperson of the Student Discipline Committee for requesting and exercising that delegated authority.
b) the complaint involves alleged plagiarism or cheating in a 100 or 200 level item of internal assessment which is worth less than 33% of the total assessment for the paper concerned.
c) the student who is the subject of the complaint has not previously been found guilty of misconduct under these regulations, and
d) the student against whom the complaint is made accepts the delegated authority of the chief examiner.
(Student Discipline Regulations Part 3 Clause 15)
If a suspected case meets all of the above criteria, chairpersons should follow procedures as detailed in the summary jurisdiction process. (Refer to the University Calendar Clause 15, Student Discipline Regulations). In all other circumstance the matter will be referred directly to the Chairperson, or through the Secretary, of the University Disciplinary Committee.
7. A Plagiarism Database will be maintained by the Manager of the University Assessment Office.
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Linkages to Other Papers*
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