Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
This course introduces students to tourism, the tourism industry and tourism systems.It aims to encourage students to develop an understanding of the structure, functioning and control of the tourism industry, within national and international contexts, and in so doing enable students to better understand the connection between tourism and the broader economic, physical and social environments within which it is located.
On completion of this course, it is expected that students will have acquired:
1. A basic understanding of the tourism phenomenon including concepts, terminology, historical perspectives, travel patterns and trends;
2. An understanding of the structures, functions and operations of firms, industry organisations and government bodies which comprise the Australian tourism industry;
3. A basic understanding of the interactions between tourism and the environments in which it operates;
4. An understanding of the relationship between tourism, culture and society;
5. Exposure to the tourism literature and the skills needed to seek information such as travel statistics, economic data, trend data, and the results of relevant travel research.
This interdisciplinary course will consider such issues as:
1. The historical and social contexts of tourism and travel.
2. Tourists and tourism demand and supply.
3. The tourism industry and the tourism system.
4. Tourist flows and destinations.
5. Tourist attractions
6. Transport and accommodation
*Marketing and the tourism product
*Tourism policy and the roles and responsibilities of different levels of government
This course will not impact on courses offered by other Faculties/school's.
There is no assumed knowledge for this course.
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term